As a rapidly growing University with over 14,000 students and 1,500 staff, we know that our activities will have an impact on the environment.

This is why we’re working to become a more sustainable organisation, and using our resources to make a positive contribution to environmental sustainability; through student engagement, biodiversity enhancement and research.

Creating Sustainable Futures

Our sustainability strategy sets out our ambition for sustainability at the University of Lincoln and introduces our priorities up until 2027.

The three key themes that form the basis of our sustainability strategy are:

  • Sustainable Campus
  • Sustainable Culture
  • Collaboration for Change
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Grant Anderson
Director of Estates

The Sustainability team is managed by Grant Anderson.

The links below provide detailed information on our strategy, carbon management plan and an update on how we’re progressing:

A Sustainable Culture

As a University looking to the future, we aim to develop our approach around environmental sustainability and provide our students and staff with opportunities to help tackle environmental issues through volunteering opportunities, operational changes or their own research. By engaging our students, local communities and partner organisations in such initiatives, we can make a meaningful contribution to both our local and global environment.

Get Involved

There are a variety of projects taking place, which you can get involved in; from our edible campus project, Hedgehog Friendly Campus, or our Climate Action Festival, to walk/cycle to work days or the annual ‘Brayford Pool clean-up’ day.

Email us at to get involved. Or you can contact us on social media:

Twitter: @uolenvironment

Facebook: @uolenvironment

Instagram: @uolestates

Standards are Important

We have achieved certification to ISO 14001, for Environmental Management, and ISO 50001 for Energy Management. We’ve also been awarded EcoCampus Platinum Award for our Environmental Management System (EMS).

Our current environment policy can be found on our Policies & Procedures webpage.

Staff Support

As part of University’s commitment to sustainability, listed below are the Sustainability team and members of staff who support environmental initiatives:

Claire Lea
Sustainability Manager

Tracey Turton
Sustainability Projects Officer

Alex Foxley-Johnson
Riseholme Coordinator & Estates Communications

Helen Evans
Facilities Manager – Waste & Recycling Management

Lee Jones
Facilities Security Manager – Parking & Transport

Liz Priestley
Sustainability Business Support Administrator

John Ashwell
BMS Engineer

Matt Bagley
Farm & Estate Manager – Riseholme

Lizzy Wells
Assistant Farm Manager

Andrew Moore
Horticultural Unit Manager

Daniel Townley
Senior Groundsperson

Lewis Bromfield

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