What does sustainability mean to Coventry University?
Sustainability weaves across the University; through operational impacts, the benefits our research brings to local and global challenges, the volunteering activities our students undertake, our place within the local community, the knowledge and skills shared on and off campus and the partnerships and collaborations we bring.
It is a core part of our values of student engagement, innovative enterprising, sustainable partnerships, integrity and responsibility, not just in terms of delivering these values, but also ensuring that remain a key part of all University practices for the foreseeable future.
Coventry University is incorporating sustainable development through Curriculum 2025, and use this approach to inspire staff and students, benefit society and environment, and support a responsible future.
"Through the NUS sustainability survey, we are able to regularly collate students' opinions. In the most recent survey findings, two thirds of respondents want to learn more about sustainability, and we have used their responses to help draft this statement".
The University has a number of teams working on sustainability activities, including the Environment team in Estates; CSR team in Marketing and External Affairs; Coventry University Students Union; academic and research teams such as the School of Energy, Construction and Environment; the Centre for Business in Society; and the Centre for Trust, Peace and Human Relations, and many more. Further resources by Academic Development can be found on Education for Sustainable Development.
Signed by Selina Fletcher, Group Head of Sustainability, Mojtaba Ammari-Allahyari, Academic Developer, Jaliyyah Bello, Assistant Professor
Coventry University takes environmental impact seriously and we have a series of targets and plans in place to manage this – read more including our Carbon Management Plan on the ‘Environmental Management’ page below.
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Our policies and commitments
Find out more about our policies and commitments in the reports below:
- Sustainability Strategy Vision and Goals (798 KB)
- Sustainability Annual Report (1.1 MB)
- Sustainable Travel Plan (2.6 MB)
- Sustainable Food Policy (190 KB)
- Fairtrade Policy (110 KB)
- Sustainability in Teaching and Learning Report 2018 (570 KB)
- Communications Plan (476 KB)
- Landscape and Management Plan 2019-2023 (900 KB)
- Summary on the Sustainable Development Goals in the formal curriculum (271 KB)
View more policies under Environmental Management.
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Coventry University is an active member of several Sustainability Networks, allowing us to support and develop regional and UK-wide knowledge and practice relating to sustainability. Both Sustainability West Midlands and the EAUC have mailing lists which are open to staff and students with information about events and training resources.
Keep in touch
Coventry University Environment team are on Twitter and Instagram @CovUniSust. Alternatively feel free to get in touch on envteam.est@Coventry.ac.uk if you have any questions, comments or ideas!