Social Responsibility and Sustainability


Find out how to make your area of work more socially responsible and sustainable.

Apply for the Sustainable Campus Fund

Do you have an idea for a sustainable project at the University? The Sustainable Campus Fund is a £2.75m fund that lets anyone in the University propose projects that could reduce the University’s impact on the environment.

The Sustainable Campus Fund is an internal investment vehicle that provides financing to parties within the University for implementing energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other sustainability projects that generate cost savings.

Read more about the Sustainable Campus Fund

Complete the Be Sustainable online training

This online training module is a great place to start for those wanting to know more about sustainability at the University, and offers practical advice in areas such as energy consumption, sustainable travel, purchasing and food.

Read more about the Be Sustainable online training

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Become an Energy Coordinator

The University is committed to reducing its energy consumption. Energy Coordinators help to drive energy efficiency locally within their units. 

Read more about Energy Coordinators


Become a Waste & Recycling Coordinator

The role of the Waste & Recycling Coordinator is central to the implementation of the University’s Recycling and Waste Management Policy, as they provide a point of contact and channel of communication on all aspects of Waste and Recycling.

Read more about Waste & Recycling Coordinators


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Apply for the Staff Project Grant

Do you have an exciting and innovative idea to promote sustainability at the University? Big or small, if you think your idea could make a difference, our department are offering grants of up to £500 to help make it a reality.

Learn more about the Staff Project Grant


Take part in the Sustainability Awards

The Sustainability Awards offers an opportunity for staff and students to make a difference and contribute towards the University becoming more socially responsible and sustainable.

Learn more about the Sustainability Awards

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Learn more about our Programmes

We deliver high quality and impactful programmes to catalyse action and collaboration across campus and support the University in achieving its Social Responsibility and Sustainability strategy and related commitments.

Find out about our current programmes


Find out about the University as a Living Lab

For us, treating the University as a Living Lab means using our own academic and student research capabilities to solve social responsibility and sustainabiltiy issues relating to our infrastructure and practices. Collaborative Living Lab projects can provide answers and guidance for operations and professional services staff; real-life learning opportunities for students; and opportunities for research impact for academics, amidst a culture of collaboration.

Learn about Living Labs

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Look at our Themes

It's easy to become socially responsible and sustainable at the University. Whether you work in an office or in a lab, read about the themes relevant to you and your department.



Get support and advice

Our department provides a number of services that can help you and your department learn more about social responsibility and sustainability, and assist you to take action to improve your performance and efficiency.

Support and advice


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