A message from the Vice-Chancellor

BGU’s historic university campus, with its more than 160-year legacy, serves as a testament to our dedication to preserving local heritage while championing global environmental sustainability. We also believe in acting responsibly and ethically, not just for our students and staff, but for everyone around us.

Our local environment means a lot to us, and so does the planet. At the heart of our commitment lies a series of environmental initiatives that reflect our dedication to progress; from energy-efficient operations to innovative waste reduction strategies. Together, we’re working towards a more environmentally conscientious campus.

We value each person, and by working together with good ethics, we can empower both our academic and business communities to thrive. This commitment extends beyond our immediate community. It's a moral imperative to ensure fairness and ethics in our actions, reaching those beyond our campus boundaries.

The University’s working group on sustainability and ethical practice, BG Green, helps us focus on environmental and ethical goals. But to make the biggest impact, it’s important we all work together. If you're part of our university, you're part of making these goals happen. It's a collective effort, focusing on progress and making positive change.

Our commitment to sustainability and ethical practice is ingrained in our core values, defining who we are as an institution. The principles of respect, integrity, excellence, resilience, and inclusion are the foundation of our identity, and we’re proud of that.

Professor Karen Stanton, Vice-Chancellor at Bishop Grosseteste University

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Co-ordination & Oversight

The most senior manager with responsibility for environmental sustainability at the University is Tom Dannatt, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Operations) (tom.dannatt@bishopg.ac.uk).

Other members of staff with an environmental sustainability remit include Director of People and Infrastructure Jonathan Cheeseman (jonathan.cheeseman@bishopg.ac.uk), Chief Estates and Facilities Officer Brendan Pritchard (brendan.pritchard@bishopg.ac.uk), and Campus Operations & Accommodation Manager Rachel Crane (rachel.crane@bishopg.ac.uk).

The University’s working group on environmental sustainability and ethical practice is BG Green. Its Chairperson is Head of Library Services Emma Sansby (BGGreen@bishopg.ac.uk). For more information see the BG Green tile below.

The University’s supreme governing body is University Council which meets 4 times a year. Membership includes the BG Students’ Union President and an elected student representative. Membership of Senate, the University’s highest academic body, includes the BG Students’ Union President and Vice-President.

If you have any projects you would like featured on our sustainability pages, please contact marketingteam@bishopg.ac.uk.

Policies, Procedures, and Key Information

NB. The University does not invest its funds. Were it to do so in the future details would be included in the relevant Annual Report.

Click on the tiles below to find out more about environmental sustainability at BGU…