New university tops green table as Oxbridge lags behind

Campuses have come a long way in the 10 years of the student-led People & Planet rankings – but there are surprising fails

Any ranking that puts Oxford and Cambridge near the bottom is bound to be controversial, and the student-led People & Planet network faced a barrage of criticism over its first “green” university league tables.

A decade on, the ranking has stood the test of time and is credited with helping bring about more eco-friendly practices on campus. On its 10th anniversary, the 2017 People & Planet University League shows all-round improvement, with 30 universities in the top “first class” category – double the number in 2007 – and fewer “fails”.

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