Nottingham Trent University

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"Nottingham Trent University found the framework for assessment to be a logical and practical tool which can help drive improvements across all operations of the University.  Our particular interest was developing sustainability throughout our courses to support our strategic plan. The LiFE framework enabled us to build on our existing achievements.

The accessibility and structure of the LiFE programme allowed for transparency and co-operation across schools and departments to reach our sustainable, environmental and community objectives”.

Sue Sipple, Executive Assistant to Chief Financial & Operations Officer.

In February 2013, we announced Nottingham Trent University and Plymouth University as the first institutions to have gained Accreditation in the Learning in Future Environments (LiFE) sustainability assessment tool, with both institutions setting a high standard of Silver. Read more

Professor Neil T Gorman, Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University said:

“NTU took part in the forerunner of the LiFE Index, Universities that Count in 2010. Wishing to build on this to continually improve and benchmark ourselves against the sector in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility, we undertook to commit to and support the LiFE Index in 2012.

We found the framework for assessment to be a logical and practical tool which can help drive improvements across all operations of the University. Our particular interest is developing sustainability throughout our courses to support our strategic plan. The LiFE framework will enable us to build on our existing achievements.

The accessibility and structure of the LiFE Index allows for transparency and co-operation across schools and departments to reach our sustainable, environmental and community objectives. Our Silver Accreditation will give us an excellent baseline to improve upon.”

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