Award Winning Commitment to Continuous Improvement
Excellent SOS-UK Green Impact Students' Union
The Students' Union were awarded Excellent in Green Impact Students' Unions Accreditation. We were also awarded the Highest Scoring Students' Union in the UK for the fourth year in a row. This reflects our ongoing sustainability commitments and the passion and hard work of our students and staff.
NUS Responsible Futures 2019
The Students' Union and UWE Bristol have been re-accredited for NUS Responsible Futures.
UWE Bristol has had it's Fairtrade University status successfully renewed for another 2 years. The Students' Union and UWE Bristol continue our commitment to supporting and using fairtrade.
South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2019
Full of Beans coffee cart, which is jointly run by UWE Bristol and The Student Union at UWE, was outright winner in the category of Best Fairtrade cafe or restaurant.
South West Fairtrade Awards Winners 2018
The Students’ Union and UWE Bristol were successful in their applications for Best Fairtrade Café or Restaurant at the South West Fairtrade Awards last week, winning two Gold Awards for the Fairtrade Coffee cart in the Hub (which was also overall winner of the category) and Phaz Café on Frenchay Campus.
EAUC Green Gown Awards 2018
The Students' Union won the Student Engagement Award for Bring Your Own Bowl and have progressed through to the International phase. Amy Staff also won the Student Champion Award for her hard work throughout the year.
Excellent NUS Green Impact Students' Union 2018
The Students' Union were awarded Excellent in Green Impact Students' Unions Accreditation. Highest scoring Students' Union Winner. View the report here.
Excellent NUS Green Impact Students' Union 2017
In May 2017, The Students' Union were awarded Excellent in Green Impact Students' Unions Accreditation. View the report here. We achieved the highest scoring Students' Union Winner.
Green Gown Awards 2017
The Students' Union and UWE Bristol were Highly Commended in three categories.
Individual Award for Student Sustainability Champion - Thomas Haines
Community Award - Hands on Bristol, led by Rachel Sara
Individual Award for Sustainability Professional - Georgina Gough
The Students' Union at UWE's Commercial Manager (Licensed Trade), Paul Dingley, was also shortlisted for the Staff Champion category.
NUS Responsible Futures
The Students’ Union at UWE and UWE Bristol has received the NUS Responsible Futures Accreditation- promoting and embedding Education for Sustainable Development across all aspects of university life; helping every UWE student become globally responsible and future-facing.
South West Fairtrade Double Award Winners
UWE Bristol has won four awards at the annual South West Fairtrade Business Awards. The Full of Beans coffee cart - a joint venture between UWE Bristol and The Students' Union at UWE Bristol, beat off stiff competition to pick up the award for Best Fairtrade Café or restaurant
Go Green Award Success
The Students' Union and UWE Bristol have triumphed at the most prestigious sustainability awards ceremony in the education sector, the International Green Gown Awards!
International Green Gown Awards Success
The International Green Gown Awards recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges. The Awards cover all aspects of educational institutions – from their teaching and research, leadership, buildings and food to how students can benefit the quality of life in the communities around them.
Green Gown Awards 2017
This year the univeristy was highly commended in three categories:
- Individual Award for Student Sustainability Champion - Thomas Haines
- Individual Award for Sustainability Professional - Georgina Gough
- Community Award - Hands on Bristol, led by Rachel Sara
Thomas Haines:"To achieve an EAUC Highly Commended Green Gown Award in the Student Sustainability Champion category has undoubtedly been one of the standout highlights of my time at university, and has been a testament to the work that I have completed over the past two years with the help and assistance of many people within both UWE & The Students' Union at UWE. The award process has allowed the highlighting of my personal progression - both academically and otherwise - as a student within the Students Union at UWE, from a student volunteer and eventual project leader of several projects, to my election and subsequent year as the Union’s Sustainability Officer – leaving that role with a new Sustainability Committee, before finally expanding my knowledge and skills to the wider Bristol areas as a research intern for Bristol Green Capital Partnership."