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Sustainability at UAL

Floating abstract object
Floating abstract object
Ana Komitska, 2021 BA Photography, London College of Communication, UAL

Because the world needs a sustainable future

New ideas and innovative thinking can help make sense of even the most complex issues. The global climate crisis has inspired many of our students to address sustainability through their work, and as a University we’ve placed the need to live and teach more sustainably at the centre of our mission.

In 2021, we were named the 7th greenest university in the UK - maintaining our position as the country’s highest-ranking arts university in People & Planet’s University League.

  • Student putting seaweed flower pots on rack
    Work by Diana Tso, 2019 MA Material Futures, Central Saint Martins, Photography: Alys Tomlinson
    Sustainability in action

    We're putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do at UAL.

  • Fabric netting make from organic material
    Photography: Laurane Le Goff
    Climate Emergency

    Using our leadership in human-centred research, teaching and knowledge exchange to influence the creation of a sustainable future for everyone.

  • Cork creation
    Photography: MA Interior and Spatial Design, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL
    Our sustainability achievements

    At UAL we’re proud of our achievements. Take a look at some of our previous climate awards.

  • Rows of different fabrics, rolled up for storage
    Rolls of fabric, London College of Fashion | Photography: Ana Blumenkron
    Re-Use units

    The Re-Use units are used to deposit unwanted or excess materials, so that your fellow students can make use of them.

Sustainability stories