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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
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
With many young people wanting to reduce their environmental footprint, students looking for a ‘green’ university can be assured that if they choose Bangor, they will be studying at a university which is word-leading for its commitment to recycling and sustainability . Not only was the University recently placed 7th in the world for recycling and sustainability, measured against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the north Wales institution is also ranked 10th in the world for its green credentials according to the Green Metric World University Rankings .
Publication date: 5 June 2020
Bangor University has announced that 100% of its electricity is now supplied from guaranteed renewable sources.
Publication date: 31 October 2019
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 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 Metric , a league table of the world’s greenest universities.
Publication date: 15 January 2019
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
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
Today is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Celebrated every year on April 22, individuals and organisations from across the globe participate in action intended towards a healthier environment for future generations.
Publication date: 22 April 2020
Bangor University strives to be the most resource efficient University; indeed we were ranked 7th in the world by the THE impact 2020 for our contribution to the SDG12 ‘ensuring sustainable production and consumption’.
Publication date: 3 July 2020
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
Bangor University has today (22 April 2020) been ranked among the top 70 global universities , for their work toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This is a major achievement and recognition for the north Wales institution which is working towards becoming ‘a Sustainable University’. The University is the only Welsh institution listed and is among 15 other UK Universities in the ranking’s own definition of the top 70 in the Impact Rankings.
Publication date: 22 April 2020
As part of its on-going commitment to sustainability, Bangor University is one of the signatories of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitmen t, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with UN Environment and launched at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali (Monday 29 November).
Publication date: 29 October 2018
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 Life , Halls of Residence , Student Housing , Catering , the International Office , Gwynedd 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
Publication date: 24 September 2019
A blog post by Dr Einir Young (Director of Sustainability)
Publication date: 24 September 2019
The future of our oceans will be the focus of a public lecture at Bangor University on Wednesday, 4 March . The speaker is Jacqueline McGlade, Professor of Resilience and Sustainable Development at University College London, and an Honorary Fellow of Bangor University. The lecture will take place at 5.30pm in the Eric Sunderland Lecture Theatre of the Main Arts Building . Admission is free, and no tickets are required. All are welcome.
Publication date: 19 February 2020