Community and business

The University is committed to instigating, promoting, developing and sustaining a relationship with the local community for mutual benefit. We are committed to supporting everyone at the University to have a positive impact on our local community and will provide opportunities for all staff to participate through our community programme.

Through supplier engagement and sustainable procurement practice the University aims to positively impact on social and environmental issues, promote sustainable products and services and exhibit leadership in the higher education sector.

The University is committed to working with our partners in business and industry in ways that are mutually beneficial and socially responsible through collaboration, student placement and entrepreneurial and income generating activities. These commitments are formalised in the Sustainability Charter, a joint statement between the University and its suppliers to agree to work together towards sustainability improvements, best practice and to support the University’s initiatives.

The University is committed to operating in an ethical, socially responsible and sustainable manner in all activities including its relations with donors and sponsors and will take all reasonable steps through its due diligence procedures to ensure that all sponsorship and donations are from benefactors that have demonstrable ethical and social responsibility values.

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Our campaigns

Find out about our campaigns and events.

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Encouraging plants and wildlife on our campuses.

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Go green with our transport options