Sustainability in Guardian University Awards 2014: LSE, Loughborough, Northampton and Jamie in the fray

Guardian HE awardsLondon School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Loughborough University and University of Northampton are in the shortlist for the Sustainability Project award in the Guardian University Awards 2014. Moreover, Jamie Agombar is among the seven nominations to the Inspiring Leader award.

Sustainability project, which is one of the thirteen award categories, has the following nominations:

  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE): Sustainable Projects fund
  • Loughborough University: Eat Your Campus
  • University of Northampton: Biodiversity Index

Jamie Agombar (Ethical and Environmental Manager, National Union of Students NUS) is in the shortlist of seven nominees for Higher Education’s Inspiring Leader award sponsored by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LfHE).

The judges’ testimonial on Jamie, available on The Guardian website, is as follows:

“Jamie has developed NUS’s award-winning national sustainability programme, working with students’ unions, universities, communities and suppliers, while sitting on a range of key sector bodies. His energetic, focused, and incisive leadership has had a significant impact on the involvement of students in university efforts to address sustainability. From a Defra research project to the influential HEA/NUS survey into student attitudes and skills in sustainability, he champions a vision of students leaving tertiary education committed to resolving social and environmental issues through what they do in their lives.”

The others in the shortlist are:

  • Robert Burgess, vice-chancellor, University of Leicester
  • Wendy Hall, professor of computer science, University of Southampton
  • Tricia King, pro-vice-master for student experience and director of external relations, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Alan Langlands, vice-chancellor of University of Leeds and former chief executive of Higher Education Funding Council for England
  • Chris Snowden, vice-chancellor, University of Surrey, and president of Universities UK
  • Richard Taylor, chief operating officer, Loughborough University and former deputy registrar at University of Leicester

The winner will be selected through votes of the members of the Guardian Higher Education Network and voting will close on 31 January.

The winners of the Guardian Awards will be announced on 26 February 2014.

Image from The Guardian website  



Shortlist of Awards

Inspiring Leader Award (and voting)

Guardian Higher Education Network


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