The University of Nottingham has once again secured prestigious Green Flag awards for both its Jubilee and University Park campuses.
Nottingham was the first university to be awarded a Green Flag in 2003 for University Park and it has continued to rack them up ever since – with this latest award making it 15 years in a row. This is the fifth year that the Jubilee campus has also received the accolade.
The University campuses are among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag award this year – the mark of a quality park or green space.
Beautifully maintained grounds
This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
The 300 acres of University Park is renowned for its large leafy campus and is one of the biggest draws for prospective students. Highlights include large areas of woodland, contemporary gardens and the tranquil Millennium Garden – a quiet reflective place in which people can escape the hustle and bustle of campus life.
The Jubilee campus was established in 1999 on a former industrial site and has since been transformed into an environmentally-friendly campus. An important feature of the campus is the series of lakes which are not only beautiful to look at, but are also home to a multitude of wildlife.
A sustainable workplace
Andy Sweeney, Director of Estates (Operations) at the University of Nottingham, said: “We are delighted that our University Park and Jubilee campuses continue to be recognised as worthy of a Green Flag award. It’s a testimony to the hard work and dedication of our Grounds team who create and maintain such wonderful spaces that enhance biodiversity and the University’s commitment to a sustainable place to work and study.”
International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.
“Each flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people.”
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The University of Nottingham is a research-intensive university with a proud heritage, consistently ranked among the top one per cent in the world. Studying at the University of Nottingham is a life-changing experience and we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential of our 44,000 students – Nottingham was named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in the 2017 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, was awarded gold in the TEF 2017 and features in the top 20 of all three major UK rankings. We have a pioneering spirit, expressed in the vision of our founder Sir Jesse Boot, which has seen us lead the way in establishing campuses in China and Malaysia – part of a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement. We are ranked eighth for research power in the UK according to REF 2014. We have six beacons of research excellence helping to transform lives and change the world; we are also a major employer and industry partner – locally and globally.