CELEBRATIONS were held at the University of Worcester after it was awarded first class honours for environmental sustainability.
It’s the 14th straight year the university has earned the accolade in the latest People and Planet national rankings.
The league table, compiled by the UK student campaigning network, ranked the university ninth out of 151 institutions.
Professor David Green CBE DL, University of Worcester Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, said:
“The University is committed to taking every practical measure to promote environmental sustainability.
“We promote biodiversity, use science and modern technology to harness the sun’s energy to generate electricity and warm water, contribute to flood management and alleviation and much besides.
“We are very grateful to our students, staff and partners who are outstanding in combining commitment with scientific understanding and technical expertise.”
The League Table has been running for more than a decade and ranks universities according to their green credentials – awarding of First Class, 2:1, 2:2, 3rd Class and failed to each university.
The University of Worcester has been ranked a first-class university by People and Planet since 2009.
People and Planet look at aspects including environmental policy, carbon management and how sustainably food is produced.
How the University equips students with the knowledge and understanding of sustainability, energy sources, waste and recycling, and reduction of carbon and water use is also measured.
The University of Worcester has earned an outstanding national reputation for sustainability.