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Coventry University is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.

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What does sustainability mean to Coventry University?

Sustainability weaves across the University; through operational impacts, the benefits our research brings to local and global challenges, the volunteering activities are students undertake, our place within the local community, the knowledge and skills shared on and off campus and the partnerships and collaborations we bring.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals establish ‘17 goals to transform our world’. Coventry University has signed the University and College Sector’s SDG Accord to demonstrate commitment to deliver the goals. 

The goals are:

  1. No poverty
  2. Zero hunger
  3. Good health and well-being
  4. Quality education
  5. Gender equality
  6. Clean water and sanitation
  7. Affordable and clean energy
  8. Decent work and economic growth
  9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  10. Reduced inequalities
  11. Sustainable cities and communities
  12. Responsible consumption and production
  13. Climate action
  14. Life below water
  15. Life on land
  16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
  17. Partnerships for the goals.

Our approach to sustainability

Our vision:  Inspiring sustainability in students, benefitting the community, and supporting a responsible future.

Future Adaptation and Resource Efficiency

‘Put back better’

Climate change, emissions, natural resource depletion

Creating solutions and Sharing Good Practice

Research, outreach, networks, benchmarking and learning

Students and the Local Community

Sustainable travel, curriculum, city wide initiatives

Global and wider reaching Impacts

Supply chain, international partners, ethical investment and partnerships

Key Priorities

  • Reducing Carbon emissions
  • Recognition for excellence in sustainable development
  • Enhance positive contributions to the community 
  • Enhance positive social and environmental contributions through our supply chain.
  • Reducing energy consumption and cost
  • Beneficial partnerships for greater impact
  • Enhance sustainable transport
  • Work with international partners to enhance sustainability on a global to local level
  • Ensuring building meet current and future energy, carbon and climate demands
  • Sustainable solutions made possible through research
  • Reduction in water consumption
  • Reduction in waste generation
  • Increase participation, skills and engagement in sustainability
  • Shift to sustainable models of resource consumption