Developing a sustainable community, institution or society must address environmental, social, political, economic and cultural aspects. Governance relates to the way in which we manage people and structures within insitutions, so in order to become a sustainable institution we must integrate 'good' governance practices.

Sustainability Advisory Board

The University has established the Sustainability Advisory Board to develop and embed sustainability across the institution. The Board will support the sustainability agenda through the provision of advice and guidance and to act as a consultative forum for the consideration and discussion of proposed sustainability policies, procedures and initiatives. The board will also raise the profile of sustainability internally and encourage participation in initiatives by staff and students.

The Board is chaired by Professor Dinah Birch, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research and Knowledge Exchange, who will act as the University’s Sustainability Advocate. Key roles for the chair will be to raise the profile of the University’s sustainability efforts and to monitor progress against targets.


Sustainability is formally reported to the following:

  • Sustainability Advisory Group (SAB)
  • Corporate Services & Facilities Committee (CSFC)
  • Academic Quality & Standards Committee (AQSC)
  • Research Strategy Group (RSG)