University of Sussex


The University of Sussex is set in an attractive campus on the edge of the South Downs National Park between Brighton and Lewes. The University has more than 13,000 students and 2,200 members of staff. The campus comprises 94 hectares of land and approximately 260,000 square metres of buildings, 18% of which is listed. Our senior management has initiated and gives full support to our environmental policy. As a responsible institution, we intend to grow and develop in a sustainable manner.

Sustainability in Research and the Curriculum

Sussex has been at the forefront of environmental research for many years, particularly in relation to energy and climate change. In June 2009, the Sussex Energy Group, headed by Dr Jim Watson, was awarded the Green Gown award by EAUC for its research into the transition to low carbon economies. More recently, Sussex appointed a new Professor in Climate Change and is currently developing an MSc programme in Climate Change.


Sussex joined the EcoCampus scheme in September 2008, and has used the scheme as a vehicle for delivering a more structured approach to its environmental management. It was one of the first of the 2008 cohort to be awarded Bronze accreditation, and now has the Silver accreditation.

Main Contact Name: Matthew Arnold, Energy & Environmental Manager
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