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A First Class Sustainable University

Bangor University has been awarded a 'First Class Honours' for its sustainability credentials. by People & Planet, the largest student network in the UK campaigning for social and environmental justice. Only 29 of the 154 universities in the UK are placed in this category.

Publication date: 24 July 2019

A First Class Sustainable University

Bangor University is among the top 30 universities in the UK to receive a 'First Class Honours' degree style classification for the University’s sustainability credentials.

This latest table sees the University, rising nine places, and going from a ‘2:1’ to a ‘First Class Honours degree’.  The University achieved its highest score ever with an increase of nearly 8.5% and also scored a perfect 100% in 4 of the 13 categories.  The University League is drawn up by People & Planet and is the UK's only independent ranking of the sustainability of all public UK universities. It is assessed on a wide range of environmental, social and financial sustainability criteria.

Publication date: 16 November 2017

Bangor University goes 100% renewable

Bangor University has announced that 100% of its electricity is now supplied from guaranteed renewable sources.

Publication date: 31 October 2019

Bangor University offers Fairtrade Treats

Bangor University is celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight again this year. Placed eighth in the world’s Global Green League of Universities for its commitment to sustainability, Bangor University is always keen to engage staff and students in thinking about how to constantly improve the University’s sustainability commitment. That’s why a range of activities are being promoted to encourage staff and students to get involved with Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from today until 10 March.

Publication date: 28 February 2019

Bangor University placed in the top 10 of global green league

Bangor University is ranked eighth in the world for its commitment to sustainability according to an international league table of environmentally friendly institutions.

The University is one of four UK universities appearing in the Top 10 of the UI Green Metrica league table of the world’s greenest universities.

Publication date: 15 January 2019

Bangor University placed in the top 10 of global green league

Bangor University is ranked tenth in the world for its commitment to sustainability according to an international league table of environmentally friendly institutions.

The University is one of four UK universities appearing in the Top 10 of the UI Green Metric, a league table of the world’s greenest universities.

Publication date: 4 December 2019

Bangor University wins hat-trick at National Student Housing Awards

Recycling and internet facilities put Bangor University in the lead in National Student Housing Awards.

Bangor University has won awards for both the Best Environmental Management and the Best Students Internet in the National Student Housing Survey Awards.

The Awards are solely based on student feedback from tens of thousands of UK students to the survey compiled by Red Brick Research.

Publication date: 20 September 2018

Every Can Counts at Bangor University

Bangor University is to improve its onsite recycling facilities for approximately 11,000 students and 2,000 members of staff by teaming up with Every Can Counts.

The University introduced branded ‘Every Can Counts’ recycling bins in eight locations, providing students and staff with the opportunity to recycle drink cans whilst ‘on the go’.

Publication date: 30 September 2019

University signs global commitment to bring plastic pollution to an end

As part of its on-going commitment to sustainability, Bangor University is one of the signatories of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with UN Environmentand launched at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali (Monday 29 November).

Publication date: 29 October 2018

Waste Awareness Week #WAW18

Last week, Bangor University ran its second ever ‘Waste Awareness Week’ (WAW) between Saturday the 29th September and Friday the 5th October 2018. The campaign was launched to share ideas and raise awareness about the importance of resource efficiency both in the University and in Bangor City, to reduce our environmental impacts both locally and nationally and to encourage our students to become responsible global citizens.

The Sustainability Lab worked in partnership with Campus LifeHalls of ResidenceStudent HousingCatering, the International OfficeGwynedd Council, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and British Heart Foundation Cymru(BHF) to run an exciting range of WAW activities and events during the week. These included a beach clean, waste awareness visits in student halls and private accommodation, waste career talks, a campus cleaning event, an information sharing day, recycling quizzes, a debate night, a film night and an eco-craft night, along with other smaller idea-sharing events.  

Publication date: 12 October 2018

Waste Awareness Week #WAW19

Publication date: 24 September 2019

Working together for a brighter future

A blog post by Dr Einir Young (Director of Sustainability)

Publication date: 24 September 2019