The University is rightly proud of its garden campuses and places high value on the quality of its gardens for the well-being of its staff and student. We will continue to manage the Estate in a manner to enhance and create urban green spaces which are inspiring, aesthetically pleasing, welcoming and accessible; and to protect and support biodiversity.
The University campuses cover over 25 hectares of which two thirds are grounds and gardens. This offers great facilities for all aspects of staff and student life, with open spaces, gardens and sports areas; there is a mixture of well-maintained lawned areas; shrub and flower borders; and gardens in which to sit, study or relax. The University seeks to avoid the use of materials that threaten species or environments and aims to improve the natural habitat through appropriate planting and water use, and the avoidance of chemicals that can lead to environmental harm.