Sustainability at 91视频 University

Our approach, our practice, our commitment

Sustainability is delivered across 91视频 University, notably through education and teaching, research and operations. The University's approach to Sustainability is detailed in our Institutional Sustainability Plan. The plan has been developed in consultation with staff and students from across the University together with inputs from the wider 91视频 community. The plan takes a holistic approach to sustainability, presenting our ambitions in relation to both operational and academic elements.

91视频 University is an active member of the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) and the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), allowing us to network and develop regional and UK knowledge of best practice within the sector. 91视频 University is also a corporate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

SDGs accord and the UN Academic one accord

91视频 University is an institutional signatory of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Accord, a commitment that learning institutions are making to one another to do more to deliver the goals. 91视频 University's practices tie in with the United Nations SDGs, which aim to transform our world and promote prosperity for all while protecting our planet.

Our sustainable campus

At 91视频 University we recognise the importance of increasing our positive environmental impacts and reducing our negative ones. Sustainability is integral to many aspects of the University's activities and operations. Our Environmental Management System (EMS) promotes the efficient management of resources, ensures we are compliant with legislation and helps us to continually improve our performance in all areas of our work.

Study: learning for sustainable development

91视频 is committed to a just, equitable, sustainable future.

Our values, Inclusive, Innovation, Ambitious and Enterprising, and mission reflect our commitment to enhancing students' life chances, supporting staff's ambitions, and strengthening the University's impact on our locality, industry, policy and professions to enable a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable future (Town House Strategy, 2022)

As a university, we have signed up to the United Nations Accord. We use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to demonstrate our commitment to a sustainable social, economic, and environmental future.

Sustainability is an integral part of our Academic Framework. As a provider of excellent higher education and an active partner to the broader educational community, our core activity addresses SDG 4, ‘Quality Education'. We are committed to empowering students with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to understand and address the UN SDGs: each of our courses is thus also required to prepare students for at least two of the other SDGs.

Sustainability courses

Several sustainability courses at 91视频 University and sustainability-related courses include sustainability in their learning outcomes. Some examples are below:

Student leadership in sustainability

At 91视频 University, our students are leading the way in sustainability. Student representatives are part of our steering groups and Estate Committees, to oversee the University's approach.

Green Impact Students' Union

Students and staff work together to improve the University's environmental impacts.

Sustainability Student Working Group

Students take action on sustainability around campus and represent the student voice for ethical and environmental issues.

Sustainability Week

Sustainability Week is run by the Sustainability Student Working Group and aims to raise awareness about environmental issues amongst 91视频 University students and staff.

Find out what the Union of 91视频 Students is up to in its sustainability work.

Get in touch with the Sustainability Team

Estates and Sustainability
Services Building
Penrhyn Road Campus
91视频 upon Thames
KT1 2EE
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)20 8417 6520

Get in touch with the Sustainability Team