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Biomedical student Immy Hayton declared runner up in Green Impact National Awards

Posted on 8 March 2022

The third year Biomedical science student was declared runner-up in the 'Student Leadership' category of the Green Impact National Awards.

Third year Biomedical student, Immy Hayton was recently declared runner up in the ‘Student Leadership’ category of the latest Green Impact National Awards. The awards aim to recognise exceptional students who have been leading change within and beyond their Green Impact team. Immy was nominated a runner up out of over 70 entries, so this is a fantastic achievement and reflects her hard work in this area.

Since 2020, Immy has supported the Biology DMT Hub Green Impact Team as a Project Assistant (GIPA) and is an integral part of the team, helping it to achieve a platinum award for 2020/21 and continuing to support the team this year.

As part of her supportive role, Immy put together this very handy recycling directory. It lists a wide array of materials and objects that can be recycled in the York area. Check it out and feel free to share!

What's Green Impact?

Green Impact is a sustainability accreditation programme for staff and students that rewards green behaviours within colleges and departments. It is run by SOS-UK (sustainability charity linked to NUS).

Teams made up of university staff, supported by student project assistants (GIPAs) can either complete a series of actions or undertake a project to improve sustainable practices in their work area to achieve an award (bronze, silver, gold or platinum).

If you are a staff or student member of the University of York and are interested in setting up a team or getting involved, please contact