Last night LCF attended the 14th edition of the prestigious Green Gown Awards Ceremony, where the college won two awards – the first in the category of Benefitting Society, and the second in the category of Next Generation Learning and Skills.
We joined 87 finalist institutions in 12 different categories, representing over 1 million students and 172,000 staff. Organised by the EAUC, the ceremony was held in the home of iconic locomotives and engineering brilliance, The National Railway Museum in York.
For the Benefitting Society Award, LCF won for our Rethinking Rehabilitation and connecting communities through craft project – a collaboration between the San Patrignano rehabilitation community in Italy and the Making for Change unit. For the Next Generation Learning and Skills, the winner was our Fashion and Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World free online course in partnership with Kering, which was announced earlier this year.
We were also highly commended in the Student Engagement category for our collaboration with ASOS around visioning a circular economy, and were finalists in the Sustainability Champions category for the work of technician Claudine Henry.
Commenting on gaining two awards on the night, UAL Vice Chancellor Professor Nigel Carrington said:
“Winning two Green Gown Awards recognises and celebrates the fantastic sustainability work taking place within the UAL community. Our Sustainability Manifesto guides our focus through a holistic set of themes, increasing engagement with sustainability and catalysing progress within and beyond our institution.”