Leagues and Awards

Nottingham Trent University has been classed as one of the greenest universities in the UK for the past eight years, and has also been ranked amongst the world's most sustainable universities.

University League 2017

NTU has been awarded third place in the 2017 People & Planet University League, which ranks all 145 UK universities on their commitment to and management of sustainability. We have been in the top ten since 2009, and topped the league three times. These accolades cement our position as one of the most sustainable universities in the world.

People & Planet is the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights, and protect the environment.

Read more about our performance on the People & Planet website.

Learning in Future Environments (LiFE)

NTU is the first university to achieve a Gold LiFE accreditation. Awards are presented to educational institutions that meet high sustainability standards set by the LiFE Index, which is run by the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC). 

The LiFE Index inspects our approach to sustainability across all aspects of university life, including teaching, research, campus development, waste management, and transport. 

Read more about Learning in Future Environments.

UI GreenMetric

NTU has been ranked as the fifth most sustainable university in the world PDF icon. The UI GreenMetric World University Ranking is an initiative of Universitas Indonesia. Universities from around the world are invited to take part, with over 700 institutions ranked in the 2018 survey.  

Universities are scored against their infrastructure and performance relating to energy and climate change, waste, water, transport, and education.  

Read more about our performance on the UI GreenMetric website

Green Gown Awards

NTU have also won a number of highly prestigious Green Gown Awards, presented by the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC). 

In 2018, NTU were a Finalist in the Sustainability Institution of the Year Award. View our 2-minute summary video.

In 2017, Prof. Simmons won the Leadership award (Large Institution) for her career-long commitment to environmental and social sustainability and her determination to turn theory into action to enhance the life opportunities and broaden the world view of NTU students.

Read more about the Green Gown Awards.

Green Apple Awards

In 2016 NTU received two Green Apple awards for our Greening the City project, which has brought improvements to green spaces on the City Campus, and the carbon-negative Pavilion on the Clifton Campus. 

The Green Apple Environment Awards were established in 1994 as an annual campaign to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world.  

Read more about the Green Apple Awards.





NTU's Brackenhurst campus
1st place in the People and planet University League 2016
LiFE Gold logo
UI Green Metric logo
Green Apple Award logo