On campus actions

It is important to us that our estate is sustainable and an environment that enhances the health and wellbeing of our students and staff.

We have a wide range of green initiatives in place to raise awareness of the importance of sustainability and directly reduce our carbon footprint.

As part of our estates Masterplan, we ensure that the fabric of our buildings is energy efficient and utilises a responsible green infrastructure, such as:

  • Obtaining 100% of our energy from renewable sources
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Solar thermal heat collection
  • Green roofs
  • Energy saving technology

Waste management commitment of sending no waste to landfill

  • All non-recyclable materials sent for energy-from-waste treatment
  • Provision of free drinking water stations to reduce use of plastic bottles
  • Facilities and amenities to support active and sustainable travel
  • Fairtrade products used by our catering service 

Our campuses consist of natural, semi-natural and landscaped environments which provide a good mix of habitats.

These include the heritage-protected garden located at the John Foster Building, the wildflower garden at Byrom Street and the newly-established, relocated Forest School at the John Lennon Art and Design Building.

These are key contributing areas for biodiversity cultivation and feed into a broader agenda to enhance the natural resources in and around the university.

We will continue to enhance and protect our heritage for the benefit of the university as well as the wider community.