University commits to divest from fossil fuels

University commits to divest from fossil fuels

The University has taken the decision to fully divest from fossil fuel extraction companies with immediate effect. It follows a review of the University’s Ethical Investment Policy, concerns of staff and students and a decision to support the Students’ Union...
University accredited to new global standard

University accredited to new global standard

The University has now received its formal certification onto the ISO 14001: 2015 environmental management standard, following a 2 year transition overseen by Estates and Sustainability. Professor David James, as executive lead on sustainability, presented the new...
Join Go Green Week – 11-16th February

Join Go Green Week – 11-16th February

Join us next week for a series of fun, participatory sustainability events across our campuses. Open to staff and students, each day will take a different theme as follows: Monday – Professional development Tuesday – the Power of the Purse Wednesday – Wellbeing...
Live Smart – Paid Student Project Team Opportunity

Live Smart – Paid Student Project Team Opportunity

Be part of a team to develop a new concept that benefits students and makes a difference to the local and global community Earn some money and bring your skills and creativity to this exciting new project Time period: – January 15th – May 11th Pay: – £200...
Projects Highly commended at UK Green Gown Awards

Projects Highly commended at UK Green Gown Awards

Great result at last night’s Green Gown Awards with 2 of our finalists highly commended. Huge congratulations to: Robin Hare, Procurement and Contracts Manager, for leading the sustainable procurement initiative that has raised the stakes to improve our supply chain,...
RCE Severn Workshop – Thursday 22nd March 2018

RCE Severn Workshop – Thursday 22nd March 2018

Developing resilience and strategy for sustainability in the Severn region We were delighted to welcome Caplor Horizons to facilitate an action-packed workshop with a range of individuals and third sector organisations from across the RCE Severn region, including...
Travel survey winners announced

Travel survey winners announced

Thank you to everyone who completed the recent travel survey and congratulations to our 6 lucky winners! Staff First prize (winner of an Ipad) – Richard Leatherdale based at Pittville Second prize (winner of £100 BaxterStorey voucher) – Lorraine Dixon...
University shortlisted for 3 national Green Gown awards

University shortlisted for 3 national Green Gown awards

We are delighted to announce the University has been shortlisted in all 3 categories entered for the UK Green Gown Awards this year: Facilities and Services – Sustainable Procurement project – Robin Hare and Sustainability Team Sustainability Champion – Dr Michelle...
Thanks for joining Go Green Week

Thanks for joining Go Green Week

We celebrated national Go Green Week with a series of fun, participatory events for staff and students. Activities connected with a different theme each day, and our social media channels showcased sustainability practice and education projects, within the University...
Thread Counts Launch

Thread Counts Launch

Our new project, Thread Counts launched in April 2017, with a shared vision to inform, engage, inspire and innovate, promoting ethical design and responsible business with students and in the community. Supported by the University’s Learning Innovation for Tomorrow...
University highlighted in new sector research paper

University highlighted in new sector research paper

The University of Gloucestershire features in a new research paper by the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC) looking at a whole-institution approach to sustainability. The paper called ‘Next Generation Sustainability Strategy and Structure’...
LIFT projects feature in Sustainability Showcase

LIFT projects feature in Sustainability Showcase

As part of the University Festival, this year’s Sustainability Showcase celebrated the new round of LIFT: Learning Innovation for Tomorrow Projects. LIFT is the University’s pedagogical innovation programme, led by the Sustainability Team in partnership with the...
Sustainability Service Awards 2017

Sustainability Service Awards 2017

At our showcase event we presented Sustainability Service Awards to two colleagues who were nominated by their heads of department for contributing significantly to the sustainability programme: Andy Simpson (professional services) Dr Michelle Williams (academic...