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– Awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for world-leading microplastics work.
2017 – The University signs up to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Accord, Drake’s Place Gardens and Reservoir receive Green Flag award for third year running, University of Plymouth Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry is an Athena SWAN Silver award winner.
2016 – Achieved Sustainability Reporting (Public Sector) category at the Building Public Trust in Corporate Reporting Awards, fifth Green Gown Award for Sustainability Reporting category, University of the Year at the Food Made Food Awards.
2015 – 1st in People and Planet, Drake’s Place Gardens and Reservoir wins Green Flag, The House and Drake’s Place win two Abercrombie Awards, reaccredited with Food for Life Bronze and Silver, Sustainable Restaurant Association Three Stars, Guardian Award 2015 winner for Social and Community Impact.
2013 – Ranked 2nd in People and Planet, UPSU Gold in Green Impact Scheme, Silver LiFE accreditation, shortlisted in Times Higher Education Awards, 7th in International Green Metric, won Good Egg Award.
2010 – Ranked 1st People and Planet.
2009 – Gained Fairtrade status, achieved ISO 14001 accreditation, Corporate Responsibility Index award from Business in the Community, ranked 6th People and Planet.