Green University


"Regarded as one of the most attractive [campuses] in the country"

"The main 330-acre University Park Campus is set around a lake with extensive greenery, and is regarded as one of the most attractive in the country"
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Green University 


The University of Nottingham is committed to environmental excellence.  This can be seen in:

  • the award-winning environment and design practices on our campuses
  • our research and course provision
  • the opportunities for students to get greener through the Students' Union
  • our environmental affiliations

Campuses and gardens

Green Flag Award winner - since 2003 

University Park Campus is widely acknowledged for its stunning grounds and gardens and is regarded as one of the most attractive in the country.  The 330 acre site is one of the largest in the UK and has won many awards for its  landscaping and grounds management.

Numerous awards for green design

Opened in 1999, Jubilee Campus is built on a former industrial site and has become an award-winning campus for its environmentally-friendly nature.

In addition to its beautifully landscaped grounds, lakes and wealth of urban wildlife, it utilises a number of technologies that promote sustainability and houses award-winning architecture at the forefront of sustainable design.


Did you know?

The University of Nottingham has the most environmentally friendly campus worldwide according the UI Green Metric World University Ranking 2015. 


Research and learning

Learning to be green

We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that address environmental issues across a number of disciplines, including architecture, business, engineering, geography, history and law. Please see the undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses for further information.

The University also offers research opportunities in the field of sustainability, both in the UK and at our overseas campuses. Our research portfolio includes projects ranging from carbon capture and storage to corporate social responsibility.

Encouraging environmental awareness 

The University's Students' Union encourages students to become more ethically and environmentally aware in a variety of ways:

  • Environment and Social Justice Network ─ plans projects and events and offers support to a number of societies that advocate conservation, animal ethics and human rights
  • Campus Community Garden – offers drop-in gardening sessions on University Park Campus
  • Monthly Farmers' Market – held at Sutton Bonington Campus
  • Allot Soc ─ runs the allotment scheme on Sutton Bonington Campus
  • Student Volunteer Centre ─ offers opportunities with a variety of community and conservation projects

Sustainable practices


We are working to significantly reduce the amount of waste we produce and send to landfill. We have lots of recycling points across our campuses and recycle a variety of waste items, from cans, tins, paper, glass and plastic, to food waste, clothing, fluorescent tubes and batteries.

Further information on waste and recycling at The University of Nottingham.


The University actively encourages low carbon, healthy forms of transport. 

Bus services

We provide free Hopper Bus services between our three campuses and all campuses have excellent public transport connectivity. Local bus operators offer discounted rates to students, including £1 fares on many route within Nottingham. Further information about bus services around and to the University.


The University is criss-crossed with cycle paths and has secure cycle parking on all campuses. There are also good cycle path networks across the county. It also runs the following cycle schemes for students.

  • Ucycle ─  student bike hire scheme 
  • Dr Bike – free on-site bike check and maintenance service

Further information on cycling at The University of Nottingham and travelling in and around Nottingham.

Environmental affiliations

The University aims to ensure continual improvements to its environmental performance and is involved with the following organisations and initiatives:

Find out further information on environmental sustainability  at the University and watch our sustainability videos




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