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Awards & Rankings

Awards & Rankings

People & Planet

Newcastle University is ranked First Class by People and Planet

The People and 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 and Planet.

Newcastle University has achieved a First Class Honours award annually since 2012. In 2021, the University was ranked 21st out of 154 universities.

The highest scoring areas were in Policy and Strategy (100%), Environmental Management Systems (100%), Managing Carbon (80%) and Ethical Investment (78%). With an overall score of 67.2%, this is the University’s highest total to date, although the league position is down from 12th in 2019 to 21st in 2021. Newcastle University is ranked joint sixth for Ethical Investment and joint 11th for Carbon Management.

The University's full scorecard can be viewed on the People and Planet website.

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!