Sustainable Campus

Awards & Rankings

Awards & Rankings

People & Planet

Newcastle University has a First Class award from People & Planet.

The People & Planet University League is a league table of UK universities ranked according to ethical and environmental performance. It's compiled annually by the UK student campaigning network, People & Planet.

Newcastle University has achieved a First Class Honours award annually since 2012. In 2019, we were ranked 12th out of 154 universities.

What does the league table measure?

The methodology for the scoring can be seen below in our full scorecard.

People & Planet 1st class score breakdown for Newcastle University

Green Gowns

Newcastle University had two climate action initiatives celebrated at the 2021 Green Gown Awards.

Benefitting Society: Climate Change Catastrophe!

Newcastle University, in partnership with Cap-a-Pie theatre company, won the Green Gown for Benefitting Society with the show Climate Change Catastrophe!

The series explains the emergency situation of the climate crisis, made by kids, for grown ups.

Watch the Climate Change Catastrophe! series on YouTube!

2030 Climate Action: Newcastle University's Climate Action Plan

The University was recognised as Highly Commended in the 2030 Climate Action category.

Our Climate Action Plan sets out our plans for net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, along with ambitious targets for indirect emissions.

Find out about our Climate Action Plan!