Green Campus

Here at USW we recognise that sustainability has to be an integral part of everything we do. Every action we take can contribute to a sustainable University experience, from how we power our buildings, to the cup you drink your coffee from. With this ethos in mind, sustainability is divided into different sections, all of which add up to create your green campus.

Key areas of focus include;

  • Carbon, energy and water.
  • Waste and recycling.
  • Sustainable Catering.
  • Management of our buildings and estate.
  • Promotion of biodiversity.
  • Low carbon travel.
  • Staff and student engagement.

Meet the Team

Sustainability is part of the Estates and Facilities Department. 

Mike Bessell, Interim Director of Estates and Facilities is ultimately responsible for all aspects of sustainability. 

Mike is part of the senior leadership team, reporting to Mark Milton, Chief Operating Officer, who assumes senior responsibility for sustainability and chairs the Sustainability Committee which is made up of senior representatives from a range of academic and professional services departments, a representative from the Students’ Union along with key staff membership.  The Committee leads on the strategic direction for achieving the new 2040 Net Zero University sustainability strategy. 

The following staff members look after specific aspects of sustainability:

Neil Bradley; Energy and Sustainability Manager

Responsible for implementing the University’s energy, carbon and sustainability agenda. Her aim is to minimise the carbon footprint of the institution through energy and sustainability initiatives, policy, and stakeholder engagement. 

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Jason Edwards; Head of Hospitality Services

Responsible for catering at USW. His aim is to provide the best possible catering experience at USW, and minimise the waste associated with doing so.

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Energy and Sustainability Analyst 

Responsible for energy monitoring and environmental awareness. Her aim is to minimise wasted energy across the estate through data analysis and promotion of best behavioural practice. 

Michael Davies; Maintenance Officer

Responsible for biodiversity at USW. His aim is to use his experience in horticulture to inform choices and maximise the variety of life which can inhabit our estate.

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Andrew Moore; Security & Cleaning Manager

Responsible for waste at USW. His primary aim is to minimise physical waste to landfill by improving understanding of waste sorting and ensuring we have the best possible disposal facilities.

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Gareth Llewellyn; Head of Property Services

Responsible for sustainable travel at USW. His primary aim is to improve infrastructure for sustainable travel at USW, and minimise the carbon footprint associated with travel. 

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