Children in Need - Cake Sale
21 November 2017
Thank you to all of you who made or donated cakes and goodies for this year's Children in Need Cake Bake, and to everyone who gave money. I am pleased to announce that we have raised the fantastic amount of £238.05! Thanks also to the Safety, Health & Environment Unit as they raised £33 which they have put together with our amount, making a grand total of £271.05!
Who would you nominate?
20 September 2017
The Senior Management Team within Estates are looking for inspirational members of staff who have made a difference to colleagues or customers through dedication, innovation, understanding or skill. The Customer Services Award  is given to an Estates staff member or team who: provided a timely and professional service to customers; were responsive to customer needs and requests; were courteous and considered the needs of the customer when making decisions. Winners will be selected on a ...
University recycles waste equivalent to weight of 210 Tyrannosaurus-Rex
13 September 2017
Just 4.2 tonnes of rubbish sent to landfill as efforts to dispose of waste in environmentally friendly ways continue to improve. The University disposed of a huge 2,315 tonnes of waste via controlled environmental methods in the 2016-17 academic year, the equivalent of 17 blue whales, 210 Tyrannosaurus-Rex, or 126 full UniBuses. This represents an increase on the 2,287 tonnes disposed of by environmental means in the previo...
24 hour Charity Cycle Ride
8 August 2017
Estates staff or ‘The Crankies’ rode a 24 hour charity cycle event on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 July in aid of Bloodwise https://bloodwise.org.uk/. The route was a one mile course around Park Wood. The riders clocked up hundreds of laps between them, including riding through the night. A fabulous £1100 (and still coming in) was raised. You are all an inspiration, well done!
Kent staff and students donate more than ever
24 July 2017
The summer term always creates a challenge for the Recycling and Waste team as we gear up for the Great Student Throw-out Fest. Adhering to the principles of the Waste Hierarchy, in which reuse is rated more highly than recycling, we partner with the British Heart Foundation and FareShare to encourage students to pass on their unwanted clothing, bric-a-brac and food rather than throw it away. While the promotions are directed towards students, we're del...