NEWS10 August 2023

Green Flag Award

Green flag award logo

Our Stag Hill campus has a range of natural sites and is home to a variety of wildlife: from bee orchids to hedgehogs. These green spaces are not only a haven for staff and students on site, but our local community too.  

The University’s Horticulture team, led by Iain Main, has been key to the University’s success. The team consistently maintain the University’s beautiful grounds. They are also working towards improving biodiversity onsite and integrating sustainable practices – something recognised and celebrated by the award’s judges. 

Eilis Foy, Head of Facilities Management, congratulates the team: ‘I’m incredibly proud of the work our Horticulture team does. Day-in, day-out they make a positive and visible difference to our University. The Green Flag Award is well-deserved and highlights their achievements’.  

The Horticulture team will now start working on recommendations suggested by the judges. They are also aiming to submit an application next year to recognise the impressive green spaces based on our Manor Park campus. 

The award scheme, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, is recognised internationally – marking green spaces of significance.

To find out more about the Horticulture Team, and the work they do, email Iain Main: