The sustainability framework articulates the University's commitment in implementing new ways of governing and operating in a warming world.

Sustainability framework engagement

The commitments that have been formalised in writing are deliberately ambitious and represent a strengthened commitment to lead and act on sustainability challenges. The University acknowledges the seriousness and urgency of the threats posed by a changing climate and fully support a lower emissions future. Focussing on the integration of sustainability in research, teaching and engagement, governance and operations, the University aspires to developing its campuses as models of resilient communities.

To develop the Sustainability Plan the University consulted widely with students, staff, and the wider community where the passion for achieving a sustainabe campuses was strongly evident.

Sustainability is not only critical within the University community but also in the external relationships which impact our processes, procurement and operations.

Sustainability Survey

The biennial Sustainability Survey asks staff and students across all campuses about their behaviours and views towards sustainability at the University. We ask the University community to evaluate how well we embed sustainability practices, how they think our initiatives are performing, and what they identify as key concerns.

The 2020 Sustainability Survey closed on Friday 19 June, with the findings to be published as a report later in the year.