We have a population of between 3500-4000 students and 350-400 staff. And aim to encourage and promote environmental sustainability throughout its operations.

As part of our commitments in the Strategic Framework, we’ve developed a Sustainability Plan that sets out our priorities and targets for environmental sustainability.

We’re committed in working towards ISO14001:2015 certification via the EcoCampus framework which began in the 2017/18 academic year.

We’re also committed to complying with legislative requirements imposed by the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and other current legislation.

Staff and student involvement in environmental and sustainability issues will be encouraged through appropriate communication of information, training and in the teaching environment.

All staff inductions incorporate environmental sustainability, health & safety and other relevant information. E-Learning Modules for Sustainable Procurement training have been invested in through HEPA.

The Student Union have representatives for all meetings relating to finance, environment and campus services.

The Environment Committee

The Environment Committee monitors and promotes environmental sustainability in all its aspects by identifying, raising awareness of and championing good practice in environmental management and the use of non-renewable resources. It also makes recommendations to the University Management Team.

The Environment Committee constitution comprises the Chair – University Secretary with appropriate professional and academic representatives, the Student Union and Trade Union representatives.

Key Personnel:

  • Jon Renyard, University Secretary – Chair of the Environment Committee
  • Tom Marshall, Head of Campus Services
  • James Jackson, Senior Campus Services Officer
  • AUBSU (Students’ Union) – the representative co-chairs a section of the meetings.

The budget for environmental staff/projects has increased for 2019/2020. Environmental projects are agreed and financed through the Campus Services Budget, which are the responsibility of Tom Marshall.

If you’d like to find out more, email James or call 01202 363039.


As well as being members of the Environment Committee, they are members of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee, too.

The AUBSU President is also on the Board of Governors.