2017 News

Building and staff share A rating success

Building and staff share A rating success

The Centre for Medicine has been awarded the University’s first A rating based on the building’s energy performance

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Fears over Ethiopian dam’s costly impact on environment and people

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Sean Avery from our School of Geography, Geology and the Environment has discussed Ethiopia’s GIBE III hydropower dam and the huge controversy that has surrounded this project

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A Buzz at the Botanic Gardens

Our Botanic Garden is home to almost half of the total number of bumblebee species native to Britain

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Insects in your brownies? - Geology's Week of Action

Insects in your brownies? - Geology's Week of Action

As part of the Climate Coalition’s ‘Week of Action’ earlier in July, two researchers from the Geology Department (Dr Victoria McCoy and Dr Nina Jordan) put together a stall to raise awareness of climate change and what YOU can do about it.

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A student research round-up for 2016-2017

17 students at all degree levels have been collaborating with Estates to produce research with real-world impact this year.

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University a finalist for TWO Green Gown Awards

University a finalist for TWO Green Gown Awards

Awards include the Continuous Improvement award and individual Sustainability Champion award.

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Recent graduate? Join our team!

Recent graduate? Join our team!

We're hiring three new paid interns for next academic year 2017-2018.

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£100 raised for The Real Junk Food Project Leicester

£100 raised for The Real Junk Food Project Leicester

Last Monday students and staff raised a brilliant £100 for The Real Junk Food Project Leicester, at the Sustainability Festival and FJB cake sale.

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Sustainability Festival 5th June

Sustainability Festival 5th June

Join us outside on Monday lunchtime for food, activities, music and more!

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Hedgehogs and Climate Change

In case you missed it; Project to explore how changing climate is affecting survival of British hedgehogs

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Survey reveals student demand for sustainability education

Survey reveals student demand for sustainability education

Findings from the recent NUS student skills survey show 88% of students believe that universities should actively incorporate and promote sustainable development.

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Win £50 Amazon voucher - Student Travel Survey open

If you study at Leicester, tell us how you commute to Uni and you could win £50 in Amazon vouchers.

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Successful 22% drop in absolute University carbon emissions

Estates have reported a significant 22% drop in the amount of carbon dioxide produced in 2015-16 by the University, since 2004-05.

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Bioblitz Leicester 12th/13th May 2017

The University of Leicester is stepping up to join Leicester Council with their annual Bioblitz and we need your support

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Over 1700 trees planted by University of Leicester in the past 3 years

Since 2014, the trees have offset 12.5 tonnes of CO2, the same produced by 81,315 miles driven by the average car.

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3 steps for a sustainable Easter break

Before you leave for the holidays, here's 3 top steps for making your break low-cost, low-stress and better for the planet too!

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Fairtrade Fortnight Events - Easter eggs, coffee, cakes and more!

Fairtrade Fortnight Events - Easter eggs, coffee, cakes and more!

Its Fairtrade Fortnight again, the time of year to spread the word about Fairtrade and commit to supporting fair and ethical business. What's on at University of Leicester?

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Go Green Week goes great!

Go Green Week goes great!

Congratulations to the student volunteers and guest visitors who made Go Green Week 2017 a great success.

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Go Green Week 2017 Events Announced

Events, advice, freebies, contests and more, 13th-17th February 2017.

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Arriva bus discount changes

Arriva bus discount changes

Accessing the Arriva bus offer with Smartgo is changing.

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Success in the UI Green Metric table!

Success in the UI Green Metric table!

Leicester University came 8th in the UK, and 39th world wide in the UI Green Metric

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£20,000 a year saved by lab changing its lightbulbs

£20,000 a year saved by lab changing its lightbulbs

Experiment cabinets in the Adrian building, used by the Genetics Department to research plant-growth, were previously lit by fluorescent lighting.

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Win £500 for your opinion AND contribute to Uni policy

Win £500 for your opinion AND contribute to Uni policy

Do you want your opinions on student experience to be heard? Do you want to help change the future of sustainable education for the next generation of students? Do you want to be in with the chance of winning £500 cash?

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Annual Sustainability Report - out now!

Annual Sustainability Report - out now!

As the calendar year draws to a close, let's take a minute to review what we achieved last year and a hint of what's to come...

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