Care for the Planet

Going green and being sustainable

We care about the important things in life and want to maximise your student experience while minimising our impact on the environment and the local community.

Look out for events we run to drive awareness of environmental and social issues and show you how to make a difference.

If you’re interested in our sustainable efforts and corporate commitments, then we welcome your support and ideas to shape our next steps. If you want to know more what we are doing, the impact we are having and how to get in touch, please visit

Waste and recycling
•You can recycle paper, plastic, glass, food and many other materials. Ask our staff about the guidelines for your building
•Don’t waste food! Every year 7 million tonnes of food and drink get thrown away.
•Why not donate? Ask at the Reception where the Salvation Army collection point is and start making a difference in someone else’s life!

Heating and energy
•Unplug appliances when you’re not using them
•Switch off the lights and your laptop
•Wash clothes in cold water (30°C) whenever possible, as more than 85% of the energy used by the washing machine serves to heat the water
•Use a lid on your pan when you’re cooking
•Put on an extra layer instead of turning the heating up
•Whenever possible, lower the temperature of your heater

•Reuse your bottles
•Shower quick!
•Turn off the taps properly: a dripping tap wastes 20,000 litres of water per year!
•If you wash your dishes by hand, fill the sink and wash them in it instead of keeping the tap constantly running

•Use public transport rather than your car. It’s good for the environment and can be cheaper and faster
•Why not try car sharing? You can reduce your carbon emissions and make new friends! Try BlaBlaCar or lift share
•Walk and bike whenever possible. It will keep you healthy and will reduce your impact on the planet