First Annual Sustainability Report published

From recycling to research, labs to local community, how sustainable are we? Find out from this report.


Taking our environmental, social, economic and cultural responsibilities seriously is core to the University. In our Sustainability Strategy we set out our vision for a sustainable University; one that has a positive impact on society.  It is now time to share our progress.

In our first Annual Sustainability Report, you can find out how we are doing, the progress we have made and understand the areas where there is still work to do.  From embedding management systems, to expanding our curriculum, changing our energy use, working with local school children and working on exciting new research areas, the report highlights how as a University we have sustainability at our core.

Some of the highlights include:

  • 5,600 students completed sustainability modules
  • Students spent over a 100 hours working on sustainability initiatives
  • We achieved £49.7m research income across the sustainability research themes
  • Over 119,000 people benefited from our outreach programme
  • We saved 7,141 tonnes of carbon
  • 73% of staff travelled to work sustainably

Collaboration is key to us being a truly sustainable University. Thank you to everyone within the University and our external partners for helping us to successfully work towards our vision.

Read the full report.

If you would like a hard copy of the report please contact the Sustainability Service.

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