Green Initiatives

A leading green University

We are committed to becoming a leading green university. As a member of staff, you will benefit through a number of areas:

  • waste and recycling
  • energy and water
  • travel and transport
  • procurement
  • campus development
  • awareness raising, training and communication
  • corporate governance
  • information services
  • landscape
  • teaching and learning
  • research

We are actively reducing our carbon-footprint, promote recycling and encourage cycling, walking and the use of public transport through a range of discounts.



Grounds and gardens

We are really proud of our extensive landscaped, award-winning grounds and are continually investing to make them the best they can be.

University Park is our largest campus at 300 acres and is widely regarded as one of the most attractive in the country, set in extensive greenery and around a lake. The campus has been a Civic Trust Green Flag Award Winner every year since 2003 - the only university campus to achieve this status. 

As a member of staff, you can enjoy the walks, parks and gardens in stunning scenery which feature:


  • long-established woodland
  • contemporary gardens
  • the Millennium Garden - a quiet, reflective place in which to escape the hustle and bustle of campus life.
Find out more about the grounds and gardens on our webpage.

Guides, walks and Friends of University Park

We've devised a series of garden walk guides. Find out more on the Friends of University Park webpage. 



We actively encourage cycling to work, with around 5,000 cycle parking spaces across our campuses. Find out about cycling at The University of Nottingham and the available cycle schemes on the Cycling webpage.