Both the University and the Students' Union take sustainability seriously and are committed to providing as many opportunities to develop sustainability knowledge and skills, help our communities and be the change. 

Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get involved in our sustainability activity via our Students' Union and individually.

The students’ sustainability society is called Conscious Creatives and works to engage students in sustainability and make the University more sustainable. We also have a whole host of sustainable living tips, resources and stats to help you play your part in working towards a more sustainable future.

Find out more about how you can get involved at leedsartsunion.org.uk/sustainability.

Sustainability in the Curriculum

As part of our Sustainability Framework, we have committed to ensuring that sustainability is embedded into the curriculum and that our graduates are sustainability literate and equipped with the skills, knowledge and understanding to live and work in a complex and changing world.

The majority of our undergraduate degree courses engage significantly with our sustainability agenda, whether through live briefs, working with communities or exploring sustainable materials and techniques.

If you want to explore your understanding on sustainability further as part of your course, we encourage you to look at examples of our inspiring student work as part of the Leeds Arts University Show 2021 Show.

Sustainability Awards

The Leeds Arts University Sustainability Award is open to all current students studying at Leeds Arts University. The award recognises innovative and outstanding work that addresses environmental, social and ethical issues with sustainability running clearly through the thinking and approach. To find out more and apply, visit leedsartsunion.org.uk/sustainability.

Share your Achievements

Sharing your sustainability achievements can help inspire others. If you have organised an event, included sustainability in your submissions or have done anything else to do with sustainability, then let us share your achievements.

If you are interested in submitting your achievements, please email your story and any photos to accompany it to kelly.forster@leeds-art.ac.uk.

If you share your sustainability achievements on social media then please tag us @leedsartsuni.