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Looking for funding for a sustainability project? Apply now!

The deadline for the next round of funding from the Environment Initiative Fund is approaching, so we’re taking this opportunity to explain a bit more about the Fund. What is the Environment Initiative Fund? It’s a fund of £100,000 that the University’s Environment Committee awards to student or staff-led projects that promote, develop or enhance …

Nottingham represents UK at Enactus World Cup

Josh Curtis, Enactus International Director, reports on Enactus Nottingham’s success at this year’s Enactus World Cup. The Enactus World Cup is an event unlike any other. This year, student, business, and world leaders came together in Toronto, Canada in celebration of a shared commitment to using entrepreneurial action to create a better, more sustainable world …

Two leading carbon reduction projects at The University of Nottingham

Carbon Reduction Manager Martin Oakes shares some insights into two prominent carbon reduction projects at The University of Nottingham. Medical School cooling system Over the last 2 years we have installed 3 new efficiency cooling units for the Medical school.  This provides chilled water to meet around 75% of the buildings cooling requirements. The chillers are …

The S-Lab Laboratory Design and Services Conference at The University of Nottingham

Director of Sustainability Andy Nolan talks about the upcoming S-Lab conference hosted in the new GSK Carbon Neutral Lab at Jubilee. We’re really pleased to be hosting the forthcoming S-Lab conference here in Nottingham on September 21st. The event is part of the launch of our new GSK Carbon-Neutral Sustainable Chemistry Laboratory, which we hope …

A look back on a year of sustainability at Nottingham

2016 seems to be developing a bit of a poor reputation. Doing its best to fly in the face of all this bad news, the University of Nottingham shared the best results for the National Student Survey to date, the launch of a book charting the history of the University, not to mention news of a …

Researching food waste on campus: final reflections

In a follow-up to his previous post, undergraduate James Strode reflects on his dissertation. I’m a 3rd Year Geographer and have completed my dissertation on The University of Nottingham and food waste. I have undertaken an analysis of how waste is produced, managed and disposed of on University Park Campus alongside what staff and students …

Sustainability: a lot more than meets the eye

Ellen Salter, president of the Nottingham University Sustainability Society, writes: “What even is sustainability?” “Does it mean you like the environment?” “Are you a tree-hugger?” – As President and Founder of the Nottingham University Sustainability Society, these are some of the questions that I am frequently asked. And at the World’s Most Sustainable University, it is startling …

Duck density and #beastsofuon

Serena Brown, our new Environmental Officer, introduces herself. As an alumna of UoN and a graduate from the School of Geography, my time at university was incredibly important for shaping my view on my environment and key sustainability issues of the time. The academic side helped to stretch my thinking and approach problems with a …

Career profile: Majid Zeighami

Continuing the series of guest posts from alumni working in the field of sustainability, Majid Zeighami talks about his career path following his Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng. What is your role, how long have you been in it and where are you based? In September 2013, I started my career with Schneider Electric UK&I on …

Career profile: Naghman Khan

First in a series of guest posts from alumni working in the field of sustainability, Naghman Khan talks about his career path. Dr Naghman Khan studied BSc Physics at UCL, MSc Environmental Technology at Imperial College then came to The University of Nottingham for his PhD and Post Doc. What is your role, how long have you …