Methodology

To compile the 2019 University League, information will be taken from the following places:

  • 50% from information made public on the university website

  • 50% from information published within the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Estates Management Record (EMR) and other independent and external verification agencies.

Guidance on what we’ll be looking for can be found on the following methodology pages - we’ll be looking in sensible places on the university website, where any member of the university community or interested member of the public might look online to find up to date information.

Section Worth Details
Environmental Policy and Strategy 4%  
Human Resources and Staff 8%  
Environmental Audits & Systems 10% [majority of universities scored from EMR data return]
Ethical Investment and Banking 7%  
Carbon Management 7%  
Workers Rights 6%  
Sustainable Food 4%  
Staff & Student Engagement 5%  
Education 10%  
Energy Sources 8% [all universities scored from EMR data return]
Waste and Recycling 8% [all universities scored from EMR data return]
Carbon Reduction 15% [all universities scored from EMR data return]
Water Reduction 8% [all universities scored from EMR data return]

We offer a period for appeals so that your university can review the provisional score and check for human error.