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Myerscough staff recognised in national sustainability awards

Monday 4 Dec 2023

Two Myerscough staff members have been recognised in a prestigious awards celebrating sustainability initiatives in the education sector.

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Established in 2004, last week’s Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges. With sustainability moving up the agenda, the Awards have become established as the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the further and higher education sector.

Myerscough had two nominations in two categories -

Creating Impact - Sustainability to the FORE!: Using research and education to support the golf industry’s environmental journey (John Fry)

Research with Impact - Effectively applying tree biology to an increasingly urban world (Andy Hirons)

Their work was celebrated at a special awards celebration in Liverpool, attended by Andy and John, along with Chief Executive and Principal Wes Johnson, and Assistant Principal Higher Education, Zulakha Desai.

University Centre Myerscough was also a category sponsor, which was presented by Wes Johnson.

Alison Robinson, NERC Deputy Executive Chair and Director of Business Delivery & Insight, part of UKRI and headline sponsor, said: “We are extremely grateful to applicants for supporting the Awards ethos: promoting and encouraging sustainability good practice within the higher and further education sector and beyond.

‘’It is so great to see this exceptional set of finalists showing us what is being done across our sector to reach net zero.

‘’The quality of research and innovation alongside the passion and enthusiasm of all the finalists is inspiring. I look forward to following the progress of these projects as they help us all take climate action.”

Charlotte Bonner, CEO, EAUC, who deliver the Green Gown Awards: “The Green Gown Awards celebrate the most innovative and impactful work being done by those working in the post-16 education sector.

‘’The projects, initiatives and people showcased through the awards this year are, as ever, inspirational – it’s been a privilege to be part of the judging. I look forward to seeing them flourish in future and to using their examples to springboard further action for sustainability.”