In our university strategy, BU2025, we see ourselves as a thought leader in sustainability and we measure the success of our leadership by our positive impact on society and the planet, and by ensuring we take the BU community with us on this journey.

A fundamental part of demonstrating leadership is creating appropriate and robust means to hold ourselves to account – this can take many forms through, for example, external audits, international rankings or a staff and student assembly. At the same time, we want to make sure that the net-zero target is tangible for our staff and students and create new processes to support everyone to contribute.

Meet our Sustainability Team

There is a dedicated team of full-time sustainability staff in the estates department who are responsible for ensuring BU's day-to-day operations minimise the risk to the environment and enhance positive impacts. The team works closely with staff and students from about BU and SUBU, and students at all levels across BU to implement our sustainability vision. You can get in touch with our team by emailing [email protected], finding us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, or contacting us individually below: we'd love to hear from you!

Lois Betts – Sustainability Manager

Lois leads the Sustainability Team and our Climate & Ecological Crisis Action Plan.

Izzy Chalk – Sustainability Support Officer 

The Sustainability Support Officer supports the team on a number of sustainability topics including curriculum, waste and staff and student engagement activities.

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Lauren Duff – Travel and Transport Manager

Lauren is responsible for encouraging staff and students to travel more sustainably to and from BU and for achieving the changes set out in BU's Travel Plan. 

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Dave Archer – Energy Manager 

Dave manages BU’s energy and water use, and also oversees the implementation of the Carbon Management Plan.

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Sally Biddlecombe – Sustainability & Energy Analyst

Sally proactively uses energy and water data to identify opportunities for utility, carbon and financial savings.

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Laura Bellamy - Energy Officer

Our Energy Officer manages campus meters and infrastructure to ensure we have accurate and robust data and manage the Building Management System, and to optimise building performance.

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Mark Hammond – Travel and Transport Co-ordinator

Marks supports the Travel and Transport Manager in implementing the BU Travel Plan.

Shaun Rogers - Car Park Attendant

Shaun manages parking operations at our BU Talbot Campus, ensuring our visitors receive an excellent customer service experience.

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Gillian Lewis – Community Projects Lead (Students’ Union at Bournemouth University)

Gillian leads the community team and works to keep strong relationships between students and the local community.

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Tammy Bowie - Student Opportunities Manager (Students’ Union at Bournemouth University)

Tammy coordinates opportunities for students including a range of sustainability opportunities including volunteering and fun opportunities on campus.

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Stuart Laird - Chair of the Sustainability Committee

Stuart is the director of Estates for BU and the Chair of the Sustainability Committee, which is a key part of our Environmental and Energy Management System and is the committee group used for the EEMS Annual Review.

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Fiona Cownie - Deputy Chair of the Sustainability Committee

Fiona is an Associate Professor in our Faculty of Media and Communications. As the Deputy Chair of the Sustainability Committee and Co-chair for the Sustainability Academic Network, she leads on embedding sustainability and the UN SDGs into the curriculum and research across BU. Fiona also provides sustainability leadership input into our sustainable and ethical food approach.

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And all our partners who support our sustainability vision.