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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 …

Researching food waste on campus

Undergraduate James Strode shares the progress so far on his dissertation. I’m a 3rd Year Geographer and my dissertation is focusing on The University of Nottingham and food waste. I am undertaking an analysis of how waste is produced, managed and disposed of on University Park Campus, alongside what staff and students think of the …

£1.35 million project to deliver 1,150 tonnes of carbon due to go live

Carbon Reduction Manager, Martin Oakes, talks about the latest carbon reduction project that will deliver significant carbon savings. The main boiler house at Sutton Bonington which used to house a waste incinerator now houses two combined heat and power (CHP) units which will produce heat and electricity for use at the campus. This £1.35m project will deliver around …

Turning over a new leaf

Liam Jones, who works in the University’s Grounds team, shares his experience of buying an electric car. We had always hoped to own an electric vehicle (EV) for the cost and environmental benefits, and this June my partner and I traded in our Fiat Brava 1.6 Eco Diesel for an all-electric Nissan Leaf Tekna. The …

Do you have a sustainability challenge for MSc students?

Do you have a sustainability challenge and wish to partner with a leading Centre for Sustainability and Social Responsibility in Europe? The ICCSR at the Nottingham University Business School is a leader in responsible business and sustainability research and teaching in Europe, and as part of our MSc in Sustainability offering, we run an experiential …

St Peter’s Court’s green impact

Kirsty McKeown, Off Campus Student Affairs Assistant, reports on a joint environmental project with St Peter’s Court. St Peter’s Court (SPC), one of our off-campus third party halls, believe that moving to university is a good time for students to form good habits, which is why they’re working with the University and NUS to help …

SCoop – SB’s non-profit, student-priced food shop

Michelle Thomas, Treasurer of SCoop, explains how the society is bringing ethical, organic and affordable food to Sutton Bonington. SCoop was set up by dietetics students in February 2014 with the aim of giving Sutton Bonington students (staff and locals too) increased access to affordable and quality food from an ethical supply chain. We understand how …

‘Where is my bus?’ – new app for UNMC

UNMC Environmental Committee report on the output of a summer internship project Ever stood at a bus stop in pouring rain or scorching heat, and wondered where the bus was, or, worse, whether it was going to come at all? According to many students at the University’s Malaysia campus (UNMC), such uncertainty is one of the …