Sustainability on our campuses
Find out more about our work to continually enhance and engage with the natural environment on campus.
Following feedback from colleagues and students, we have focused on creating more green space and gardens on our City Campus. This will help us to enhance the biodiversity of our university environment, whilst creating relaxing spaces to study and work.
With 32 hectares of green space, Clifton Campus is the perfect environment for students, colleagues and visitors to enjoy. The campus has been awarded the Green Flag since 2012.
Brackenhurst Campus is at the heart of the university’s Embracing Sustainability strategy. With a vast array of wildlife, and acres of green space, it’s the ideal outdoor classroom. This campus has been awarded a Green Flag since 2012.
Hedgehog Friendly Campus
NTU has made a commitment to help the UK’s Hedgehog population as part of the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Initiative.
Almost twenty years ago, a pair of breeding Peregrine Falcons chose a window ledge of level 9 on NTU’s Newton building as their nesting site. These beautiful birds of prey are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, listed as Schedule 1 species.
Staff and students are making a big impact through the NTU Green Rewards programme by sharing their green actions and taking part in more sustainable and wellbeing behaviours. Through an easy to use, free app, you can log your actions, take part in monthly challenges and earn points to win prizes
Each Year NTU host a Green Week in term one and a Sustainability Action Week in term two. There are also a wide range of other dedicated events from one off workshops and panels, to campaigns such as Fairtrade Fortnight
Nottingham Climate Action Panel 2022
On Thursday 24th March, Nottingham Trent University hosted a virtual panel discussion to bring together staff and students from both Nottingham universities, as well as Nottingham City Council and members of the community to discuss how we can support and engage others to reduce carbon emissions in our city and region.
Sustainability Action Week 2022
Under the Universities for Nottingham initiative, Nottingham Trent University, in partnership with NTSU, the University of Nottingham, UoNSU and Nottingham City Council brought together sustainability expertise from across Nottingham to run a week of events to raise awareness of environmental and social issues.
As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to being a Fairtrade University, we hosted a series of events over Fairtrade Fortnight to raise awareness of Fairtrade and the importance of paying producers and suppliers fairly for their goods
NTU's Campaign for COP26 2021
From 25 October – 5 November, NTU proudly presented 'Campaign for COP26', a fortnight of events, workshops, actions and lectures focusing on topics connected to the 26th annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)
NTU's Sustainability Summit 2021
Coordinated by senior colleagues from the University and the Sustainability team, with support from NTSU, the Sustainability Summit was the pinnacle of our Campaign for COP26. This lively in-person conference highlighted the demand for climate action and net zero carbon across Nottingham.
Sustainability Welcome Events, 2021
The Sustainability team delivered a range of activities and events aimed at first-year students during Welcome Week. From digging flower beds at our university allotment to taking a bicycle tour of the city, each event enabled students to meet the team, make new friends and try something new whilst supporting NTU’s journey to net zero carbon.