Nottingham campuses are among the greenest spaces in Britain

23 Jul 2015 16:06:29.387

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The University of Nottingham has secured a prestigious Green Flag award for both its Jubilee and University Park campuses — for the third year in a row.

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

The University is among a record-breaking 1,582 parks and green spaces that will receive a prestigious Green Flag Award today — the mark of a quality park or green space.

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Recognising the best

The award 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. It is handed out by environmental charity Tidy Britain.

Any Nolan, Director of Sustainability at The University of Nottingham said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded a Green Flag for both Jubilee and University Park Campuses once again. It confirms the high quality of our campuses, our commitment to sustainable development, biodiversity and, most importantly, for the enjoyment of our students, staff and visitors. We know how important the quality of our campuses is to them all.”

Exceptional 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,  was established in 1999 on a former industrial site and has been transformed into an environmentally-friendly campus with lakes,

Earlier this year the University was also named the world’s most sustainable university for the second year in a row in the Greenmetric 2015 league table.

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 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 one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and the winner of ‘Research Project of the Year’ at the THE Awards 2014. It is ranked in the world’s top one per cent of universities by the QS World University Rankings, and 8th in the UK by research power according to REF 2014.

The University of Nottingham in Malaysia (UNMC) is holding events throughout 2015 to celebrate 15 years as a pioneer of transnational education. Based in Semenyih, UNMC was established as the UK's first overseas campus in Malaysia and one of the first world-wide.

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More information is available from Andy Nolan, Director of Sustainability at

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

Email:  Phone:+44 (0)115 74 84 417 Location: University Park

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