Staff and student suggestions
Wrexham Glyndŵr University encourages its staff and students to help us be more sustainable and to develop our environmental focus.
The Sustainability Advisory Forum meets quarterly to review environmental issues and drive forward our plans in this area.
We involve staff and students in all areas of the sustainability agenda, and will soon be launching an online sustainability forum for staff and students to discuss and share ideas and suggestions.
In the meantime staff and students are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org to help shape our policies and procedures.
If you've noticed something, no matter how big or small, which could help make the University more sustainable, please do get in touch.
You Said...We Did
“Create new green spaces and improve existing ones. Make them outdoor social learning spaces or places where staff can relax and unwind at lunch, etc.”
Techniquest Glyndŵr was successful in obtaining around £34K of funding to transform a derelict and unused area of ground to the rear of the LEIS building used by the popular Science Centre on the Plas Coch Campus of the University. The space will complement the indoor space of Techniquest Glyndŵr that houses over 75 hands-on interactive science exhibits. Once complete the Science Garden will offer a mixture of planted areas and features such as wheelchair friendly surfacing, raised beds and pond area, a composting area and a number of working exhibits of equipment that will illustrate the primary scientific themes of Biodiversity, Renewable Energy and Recycling.
“Embed sustainability as part of all curriculum activity”
Our Foundation Year students, in all subjects across the University now, are required to complete a module on Contemporary Issues in which they study and discuss topics such as climate change and genetic modification.
“We want a space to grow our own fruit and veg”
We have built a collaborative with Flintshare the community led growing group and WGU societies BotSoc and ZooSoc Northop Campus. Staff and students can get involved and learn about planting different seeds, weeding, transplanting and pest control. You will develop a practical understanding of horticultural techniques by understanding how to make compost, dig beds, as well as gain knowledge about different plants, insects and the eco system.
“Re-commit to Fairtrade and encourage our new catering provider to use locally sourced ingredients where possible.”
The University was officially awarded Fairtrade University Status on Monday 29th January 2018. The Fairtrade Foundation commented on our application,
“Welldone, you have provided us with an incredibly detailed set of policies that extensively illustrate your commitment to Fairtrade and the steps put in place to ensure that a high standard of ethical practice is maintained. We are impressed by your motivation and it is great to see the possible collaboration with Wrexham’s Fairtrade group”.
We aim to promote Fairtrade at every opportunity and follow the principals of the Fairtrade Foundation. We will continue to run a range of events and activities with Fairtrade being the main focus.
“Reduce car parking and actively encourage/incentivise and support use of local public transport and cycle/walk to week schemes.”
Wrexham Glyndŵr University offers a cycle hire service for use by staff and students to travel between campuses and around Wrexham.
There are currently 18 cycles available for hire and can be hired for up to 7 days at a time. Click here to find out more.