The Big Christmas Switch Off is back!

On Christmas day last year, UCL spent over £20,000 on energy. Help UCL to save carbon and money this Christmas by pledging to switch off lights, appliances and equipment over the holidays. 

Publication date:

Save 12% on a 16-25 Railcard now!

The 16-25 Railcard is not just a Railcard, it’s also a life enhancer. With 1/3 off your rail fares, you can save money on your trips around the UK or back home to visit friends and family.

Publication date:

Join #BrightFriday - revamp your wardrobe for free this Black Friday

Are you fed up with endless sales and adverts telling you to buy stuff you don’t want or need? Is Black Friday one step too far? Our research suggests it is with 2 in 3 people saying they don't enjoy Black Friday and over half saying they don't think it even gives good deals.

Publication date:

Interested in setting up a solar project at UCL?

The Mayor of London wants to see more communities involved in producing energy locally and helping to reduce energy use. To help get community projects off the ground he has created the London Community Energy Fund.

Publication date:

From antique clocks to laptops, our WARPit enthusiasts share their best tips!

As part of our commitment to reducing waste and consumption of materials, UCL partnered with Warpit in 2011. Warpit is a tool all UCL staff can use to share furniture, stationary and equipment needing a new home. It helps staff save money, reduce UCL’s carbon and brings back life into some of the perfectly usable and sometimes interesting antiques- otherwise going to the recycling centre. UCL has currently saved 150060kg of C02 and £350,030 from using WARPit!

Publication date:

UCL wins 'Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Sustainability' award

Last month UCL was nominated for two awards at the Camden Business Sustainability Awards 2017- the ‘Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Carbon Reduction’ award for our Logistics Zone and the ‘Leadership in Green Procurement’ award for our sustainable procurement work in our SKA HE programme. We are extremely pleased to announce that UCL received the overall award of the night: the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Sustainability’ award.

Publication date:

UCL's new Medicinal Garden is in full bloom

The new School of Pharmacy (SOP) Medicinal Garden was created on Tuesday 4th April.  Volunteers from the Institute of Child Health and the Institute of Education joined forces with the School of Pharmacy's library team to lay the first plants in a bed in Brunswick Square.

Publication date:

Big Easter Switch Off: the results!

Congratulations to everyone who joined in with the Big Easter Switch Off. The energy savings you’ve helped make really is proof that we can all play a part in improving UCL’s environmental impact.

Publication date:

Meet UCL's first Sustainability Procurement Officer- Alex Jones

We are pleased to announce that we have a new member of the team, Alex Jones, who will be UCL’s first Sustainable Procurement Officer. Alex has a background in sustainability at Local Authorities and will be helping make procurement and purchasing of goods and services more sustainable across UCL.

As you can imagine, UCL purchases a lot of things, ranging from the ordinary (stationary and office equipment) to the extraordinary (3D printers and antibodies). Whatever the purchase, it should be a ‘responsible’ procurement.

Publication date: