Solent University receives sustainability award

Southampton Solent University has been awarded the EcoCampus Silver Award, in recognition of its work to improve its sustainability and environmental performance.

The EcoCampus scheme provides a four-stage framework to manage sustainability performance in line with international standards. From planning and implementation to operation and checking and correcting, the scheme covers areas such as carbon and energy management and corporate social responsibility. The University’s Silver Award marks the implementation stage within the scheme.

Solent University’s Environmental and Sustainability Manager Martin Walton says: “The University is committed to achieving excellence in sustainability and the EcoCampus scheme helps demonstrate we are taking action to improve our environmental impact.”

He added: “We are really pleased to have attained the EcoCampus Silver Award and will continue our efforts to further improve our sustainability, reduce our costs on energy and waste and learn from best practice within the sector.”


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About Southampton Solent University
Southampton Solent University offers more than 23,000 students over 200 qualifications ranging from HND to PhD, in subjects such as maritime education and training, fashion and design, media and television, music, health, sport and leisure, business, IT and technology. The University was awarded the 2013 Quality Assurance kitemark for quality and standards of teaching and learning. Solent was voted one of the most creative universities in the UK in a Which? University 2013 poll of students. Solent Business School has been awarded the Small Business Charter Award, which is supported by the Association of Business Schools and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and ‘gold approval’ by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

About the EcoCampus scheme

Established in 2005, the EcoCampus scheme is designed to help all higher and further education institutions within the UK and Ireland through the implementation of an Environmental Management System.

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Home to around 11,000 students studying everything from HNDs to PhDs, Southampton Solent University is dedicated to enabling learners of all backgrounds to become enterprising citizens and responsible leaders, while also promoting economic and social prosperity. Winner of the Times Higher Education ‘Most Improved Student Experience’ Award 2015, Solent is a dynamic university with strong local links and a growing network of global connections – and a reputation for developing grounded, well-prepared graduates with the skills and experience employers want. Holder of the small business charter, home to one of the world’s leading maritime training academies and voted one of the UK’s most creative universities in the 2013 and 2014 Which? University student polls, Solent applies passion and innovative practice to all its courses. Spanning business and law, the creative industries, engineering and technology, maritime, media, sport and tourism, those courses deliver a practical blend of career-focused tuition and real-world experience – giving our students the tools they need to shape their own success.

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“The University is committed to achieving excellence in sustainability and the EcoCampus scheme helps demonstrate we are taking action to improve our environmental impact.”
Solent University’s Environmental and Sustainability Manager, Martin Walton