Canterbury Christ Church has been ranked a ‘Gold Tier’ university in an annual UK study of the sector’s sustainability credentials.

The Uswitch Green Universities 2023 report highlights UK universities’ commitment to sustainability. The University featured in the category for ‘excellent performing’ higher education institutions scoring positively across most of the criteria.

Some of the report’s key sustainable credentials that the University has achieved include its renewable energy installations on campus, such as solar panels, solar thermal, and ground source heat pump, the use of electric golf buggies as part of its fleet, and the University’s Academy for Sustainable Futures, which offers carbon literacy training for students, as well as a dedicated team to support the implementation of ‘Shaping Sustainable Futures, which is at the heart of the University’s new strategic framework, Vision 2030.

We’re delighted to receive gold in the Uswitch annual report for our dedication and commitment to sustainability and reducing carbon emissions. We are aiming to embed sustainability across the whole of University, within our education, research and advocacy, as well as our operations to ensure we make a real change and contribute meaningfully to a sustainable future for all.

Dr Peter Rands Director of Sustainability Development

Find out more about the Academy for Sustainable Futures.