University of Exeter
Falmouth University College

Sustainability: Strategies, Management Plans and Policies

Falmouth Exeter Plus, Falmouth University (Falmouth) and the University of Exeter (UoE) aim to create a healthy, ecologically, economically and socially responsible living and learning environment for all students and staff, whereby the campuses (3) are recognised both by the Higher Education (HE) Sector and within its local community as a model of best practice in sustainability.

We recognise our responsibility towards promoting the principles of one planet living; including minimising our use of non-renewable and/or scarce natural resources, appropriate planning and investment in sustainable practices, the involvement of staff and students, and by providing an education in sustainability relevant to a world threatened by climate change.

Since 2009/10 all new development on the Penryn Campus has been designed to high environmental standards (at least BREEAM Excellent, and in the case of the new Environmental Sustainability Institute BREEAM Outstanding). 

Our Sustainability Operational Working Group's remit includes:

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There are a number of supporting policies, strategies and management plans in place and we are working on:

  1. an overarching strategy and delivery plan
  2. waste and recycling management plan (review)
  3. single-use-plastic strategy and action plan
  4. biodiversity management plan Falmouth site

Please download existing documents from links below.

06 November 2020


A significant milestone has been reached in a major development refurbishing and upgrading academic and social spaces at the Penryn campus of Falmouth University and the University of Exeter.