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Award Winning

Award Winning Commitment to Continuous Improvement

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.

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

Go Green

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.


NUS Green Impact:

We are striving for NUS Green Impact Accreditation in May 2017 – marking how the organisation comes together to make real change.

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."