The University of Hull is committed to operating as a sustainable organisation. We're building on our teaching, research and professional services to achieve this.

Lead by Director of Estates, Stephen Dale, and with its own dedicated and protected budget, the Energy and Environmental Team ensures that the University operates as sustainably as possible. This is one of the key pillars of the University's Strategic Plan.

“We are motivated by the desire to lead creative change at the forefront of environmental sustainability and social justice. Through the talent and dedication of our people, our strong sense of place and the vitality of our partnerships, we will together shape a fairer, brighter and carbon neutral future.”

Strategy 2030


Our plan is to be carbon neutral by 2027

Here at the University of Hull, colleagues and students are uniting in action towards becoming carbon neutral. We’re rising to the challenge, leading the way to help to solve some of these complex problems. Not just for our region, but for the world beyond our shores.


Policies and Strategies

View the University's current environmental management policies.


Staff and student engagement

Looking to develop skills in sustainability and environmental management? Take advantage of the free professional advice and assistance that we can offer.

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We are committed to incorporating environmental and social considerations into our food product and service selection process.


Sustainable procurement

When buying through the University's purchasing systems, or using other University contracted suppliers, you can be confident that environmental and social issues have been taken into account.

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Protect the environment and your pocket. Cut commuting costs and reduce your carbon footprint by joining our Liftshare programme.

Our team

our team

Stephen Dale – Director of Estates (full time)

With overall responsibility for the Estates Department, Stephen provides the senior management role for all matters pertaining to our care of the environment.

Andrew Squire – Environmental and Energy Manager (full time)

Andrew has responsibility for the University’s Energy and Environmental Team, leading on the strategic and operational implementation of sustainability across the University.

Phil White – Energy and Environmental Lead Auditor (full time)

Phil is Stewart’s deputy, assisting with all sustainability projects - but with a focus on the University’s ISO14001 Environmental Management System.

Adam Newby – Bike Hub Manager (part time)

Adam is the University’s Bike Hub Manager. The hub offers bike hire and repairs to University staff and students.

John Findlay – Sustainable Travel (full time)

John is responsible for managing the development of the University’s sustainable travel. This includes overseeing car parking on campus, and the future implementation (summer/autumn 2017) of a car-sharing scheme designed to encourage staff and students to reduce their carbon footprint by car sharing to and from the University.

Richard Clarkson – BMS Engineer (full time)

Richard is responsible for the BMS controlling the University’s heating systems, with a focus on reducing our energy usage and carbon emissions.

Dave Hill – BMS Engineer (full time)

Dave is responsible for the BMS controlling the University’s heating systems, with a focus on reducing our energy usage and carbon emissions.

Chris Gratton – Sustainability Procurement Manager (full time)

Chris is responsible for ensuring sustainability in the University Estates Department’s supply chain.

Joe Garner – Biodiversity/Grounds Manager (full time)

Joe is responsible for the biodiversity and grounds conservation of the campus.

Fay Robinson – Environmental Communications Manager (full time)

Fay is responsible for ensuring effective communication throughout the University, the public, and other interested parties.

Robert Stratton – Head Chef (full time)

Robert is the University’s head chef and leads on sustainable food initiatives.

Richard Waudby – Head of Mechanical Engineering (full time)

Richard is responsible for embedding sustainability and environmental awareness into all mechanical projects.

Staff Engagement

Sustainability training is now included on inductions for new employees and on the renewal of training plans for existing staff. We're now offering even more involvement by recruiting volunteers to act as 'eco warriors' for their department. If you're interested in signing up, or if you have any other environmental enquires, please contact the relevant colleagues as detailed above.

Following our ISO14001 accreditation, we're keen to develop this to cover all areas of the estate. We'd welcome any involvement from staff, including forming part of our sustainability management committee. If you'd like to get involved, please contact