New projects to drive sustainability education for staff and students

Tillie and Alex are the newest members of the university Sustainability Team. They are both working on projects to embed environmental education and training for staff and students. This will provide opportunities for our university community to explore and understand sustainability issues, develop skills, and inspire a change in mindset across the university, contributing to …

Take part in the Sustainability Challenge

I’m excited to share my journey from participating in the 2023 Sustainability Challenge to my current role as a graduate environmental assistant within the sustainability team at the University of Nottingham. This transformative experience not only shaped my perspective on sustainability but also opened doors to exciting opportunities. The Sustainability Challenge spread over three weeks …

Tips for living sustainably as a student

Noelle Zrelli is a second year Veterinary Medicine student at UoN. Here she gives us some tips for sustainable living. Living sustainably as a student is not only important for the environment but also for your own well-being. By making conscious choices in your daily life, you can reduce your environmental impact and contribute to …

Why you should try Veganuary

Veganuary is here again! Perhaps you’ve tried it, or are doing it this year. Perhaps you’re wondering what all the fuss is about. Whatever your stance on veganism, UoN Vegetarian and Vegan Society have two reasons you might want to try going vegan this year. Environment According to the University of Oxford, going vegan could …

Reducing furniture waste with a new member of the team

We recently welcomed UoN student Emilia into the sustainability team on a six month placement. In this blog, she introduces herself and explains how she will be working to reduce furniture waste on campus.  Hi, my name is Emilia and I have just recently joined the sustainability team at the university! Following the long-term impacts …

The STEM Belle – women and girls can be elegant in stilettos and confident in steel toes

Doreen Onyinye Anene is a final year Animal Science PhD researcher at the School of Biosciences. When she’s not investigating the performance variables of hens and their associations with the quality and safety of their eggs, she’s a dedicated representative for women in science from low-income communities and underrepresented groups. Doreen is Founder/ Program Director …

The 7 Rs of Sustainable Fashion

Dopplle is a student clothes swapping app developed by a UoN Veterinary Medicine student Sam Hurst and her sister Izzie. In this blog, Sam explains the 7Rs of Sustainable Fashion – steps you can take to make your clothing habits more sustainable.  We have all heard of the 3 Rs; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, but are …

The University of Nottingham Racing Team and sustainability

Engineering students at the University of Nottingham are putting all their technical know-how to the test, designing and building a state-of-the-art electric racing car to push towards future sustainable transport solutions. It will be showcased at the university’s Sustainability Fair on Tuesday 1 March 2022 as part of Sustainability Action Week. History The University of …

Should we care about plastics?

At the University of Nottingham, a group of four PhD CDT (Centre for Doctoral Training) students are working on projects related to the chemical and biological recycling of plastic. Our individual projects explore a range of technologies and an array of different types of plastic, but we all have the same goal; to recycle plastic …

Gamify university carbon-reduction strategies to encourage action, Nottingham University student suggests

With global climate temperatures set to increase by 1.5C between 2030 and 2052, we face an urgent need for genuine and sustained change. As a collective, as a species and as a community, individuals and institutions from all areas of society must come together and act to prevent the impending climate change catastrophe, and universities …