Nottingham campuses secure Green Flag status once again

28 Jul 2014 14:20:55.737

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The University of Nottingham has secured a prestigious Green Flag Award for both its Jubilee and University Park campuses.


Nottingham was the first university to be awarded a Green Flag in 2003 for University Park, and has continued to rack them up every year since. This is the second year that Jubilee has received the award.

The Green Flag Award is handed out by environmental charity Tidy Britain, which recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

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Beautiful green space

The 120 hectares University Park campus is renowned for its large leafy campus and is one of the big draws for prospective students. Highlights include Highfields Lake, large areas of long-established woodland, Lenton Firs rock garden and the tranquil Millennium Garden.

The Jubilee campus was established in 1999 on a former industrial site and has been transformed into an environmentally-friendly campus with lakes, sustainable buildings and lots of open green space.

National benchmark

Desmond O’Grady, Grounds Manager at the University said: “The Green Flag Awards recognise the quality of the landscape environment provided by the University and is a national benchmark in park standards. The awards represent a huge team effort from colleagues who are enthusiastic and professional in their work.”

Earlier this year, the University was also ranked number one in the world in a list of the most sustainable universities, where one of the criteria is its quality green space on campus – which is a reflection of the space at both University Park and Jubilee.

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottinghamhas 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with campuses in China and Malaysia modelled on a headquarters that is among the most attractive in Britain’ (Times Good University Guide 2014). It is also the most popular university among graduate employers, the world’s greenest university, and winner of the Times Higher Education Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development’. It is ranked in the World's Top 75 universities by the QS World University Rankings.

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Desmond O'Grady, Grounds Manager at The University of Nottingham on 0115 951 3649 or

Charlotte Anscombe – Media Relations Manager (Arts and Social Sciences)

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