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University of Bradford scoops environmental award

Published: Saturday, 29 August 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

An award that recognised parks and green spaces is set to be given to the University of Bradford, in recognition of the work down on its campus.

The Green Flag Award is usually reserved for parks but the university will now join a prestigious list as only nine other universities have received the honour.

It means the university campus is now in the same category as Roberts Park in Saltaire and Lister Park in Manningham.

University vice chancellor Brian Cantor and Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Joanne Dodds, will place the flag next to the Horton building at an event on campus.

The award recognises well managed green spaces and is applicable to the open spaces across campus, which is home to The Green student accommodation, classrooms and the Student Union. 

The estates manager at the University of Bradford, Chris Mudd, was understandably proud to have received the award and to be ranked in such exclusive company with only a handful of other institutions.

He said that the main campus is an asset to the city and is something that is valued by local people, before adding that plenty of work goes into maintaining it to such a high standard.

The campus incorporates a number of areas for sport and relaxation, as well as an amphitheatre for main events.

Six other venues in the immediate surrounds of Bradford also have Green Flag status while Councillor Dodds is expected to tour the campus to see it all for herself when she visits.

The university focuses on creating environmentally friendly learning areas and much of its open space has been transformed in recent years to ensure this is the case.

It ranks as one of the top ten best green universities in the world and tops the pile in the UK.

Grad Plus has a range of environmental consultancy graduate jobs for students considering a career in a role related to nature

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