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Employability project nominated for prestigious Green Gown Award

Nottingham Trent University’s Sustainability Employability Award has been highlighted as a sector-leading initiative to enhance graduates' employability

Green Gown Award
NTU has been nominated for Green Gown Award

In November, Fiona Winfield and Chris Harwood from Nottingham Business School will represent NTU at the Finals of the prestigious Green Gown Awards. The awards showcase the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities across the world.

Working with colleagues from across the University, and led by two members of the Employability team linked to Nottingham Business School, NTU has been shortlisted in the ‘Tomorrow's Employees’ category for the project ‘Enhancing graduate employability through embracing sustainability.’

Based on increasing demand for graduates to contribute towards the journey to Net Zero, colleagues from across the University introduced a new Sustainability Employability Award in 2021. By undertaking the award, students build their knowledge, competence and evidence to demonstrate their sustainability literacy to future employers.

The project aims to have a positive impact on students’ future careers by connecting their employability to sustainability. In the programme’s first year, 287 students from across the University participated in sustainability-related activities. Students can personalise their award and choose from a range of options to match their discipline and their aspirations. Opportunities include student challenges and competitions, online courses, engagement with societies, employability workshops and carbon literacy training.

The nomination builds upon the global recognition of Nottingham Trent University’s sustainability credentials. The University was ranked fourth in the world in the UI Green metrics (2021) and won the Outstanding Leadership Team of the Year award at the Green Gown Awards (2019).

NBS is one of only six UK business schools to be a signatory to the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). The aim of PRME is to raise the profile of sustainability in business schools globally and equip today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow.

The award ceremony will take place at Loughborough University on 8 November 2022. Follow along with #GGAs2022.

Employability project nominated for prestigious Green Gown Award

Published on 3 November 2022
  • Category: Environment and sustainability

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