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...
24/7 security at the Medway campus
2 June 2017
The University has launched a new 24/7 security service at the Medway campus. The new security team will be patrolling the Pembroke and dockyard sites to keep our students, staff and visitors safe. The team will be based in the Medway building and can be contacted at any time on the phone numbers below. Emergencies: 3333 (if dialling from a University landline) 01227 823333 (if dialling from a mobile or external landline) General enquiries: 3300 (if diall...
22 March 2017
Kent are the top performing University in the South East! (using Warp-it). Out of 200 UK companies using Warp-it Kent are 4th in the league table of trades per month. In addition we are 7th for average total savings per month (£7,171) and Warp-it are so impressed with our achievements they want to do a case study on us! To date we have saved £121,756 on new furniture costs and avoided 22,009 kg of furniture going to recycling, this equates to 21 cars off the road and plantin...