University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire has a reputation for pioneering the transformation of the whole university towards sustainability. We have an international profile for our performance in sustainability, with recognised expertise in Education for Sustainability and creating innovative experiences for students right across our academic portfolio.

Sustainability has been a core value for us since 2010 and we host a UN Regional Centre of Expertise in sustainability education as a collaboration platform in our region. We are the only University to have held top ten position in every People and Planet league table and currently hold 1st position at the top of the rankings (People and Planet university league 2019).

Our Sustainability Strategy 2017-2022 reflects our ‘whole-institution’ approach, with 5 core goals covering Leadership and Governance, Student Experience, Academic Innovation, Business Operations, and Engagement and Partnerships. Sustainability is one of the 6 strategic enablers of the University’s Strategic Plan 2017-2022.

We were the 1st English university to gain ISO 14001 status with an environmental management system including the curriculum and we achieved accreditation to the new ISO 14001: 2015 standard in 2017. Our Learning Innovation for Tomorrow programme supports the evolution of sustainability across our curriculum offer and Live Smart initiative is led with students to support their wider learning and action on sustainability.

Key Contact: Dr Alex Ryan, Director of Sustainability: 
Telephone: 01242 715395

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