Date of release: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Excellent work in student engagement and food and drink has seen the University of Greenwich nominated for two prestigious awards.

The Green Gown Award nomination in the Food and Drink category recognises the work done by the university, led by Barry Palmer Head of Catering & Conferences, its caterers Baxter Storey, food partners Sodexo, and the Students' Union. This collaboration has helped provide the university's three campuses with delicious food that is responsibly sourced and produced.

The Sustainability Hub, a successful and now completed collaboration between the university and Students' Union is a finalist in the Student Engagement category.

Simon Goldsmith, Head of Sustainability, says: "This recognises the ongoing work of a programme which illustrates the value that sustainability can add to the learning, employability and student experience. Both of these nominations are the result of ongoing work and are a clear sign of the strength of the great work taking place at Greenwich."

The Green Gown Awards, established in 2004, recognise sustainability work in further and higher education. The winners will be announced on Thursday 10 November.

For more on sustainability at the university: http://blogs.gre.ac.uk/greengreenwich/

https://www.suug.co.uk/sustainabilityhub/ and about the Green Gown Awards: http://www.greengownawards.org/2016-finalists

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