Ethical University

Our Ethics

NTU is proud to be an ethical University. We aim to include the University’s ethics and values in all decisions made here at NTU, supported by our:

Local Community Partnerships

NTU supports staff and student partnerships with local communities for sustainable development. Please see the outline of some local organisations staff teams volunteered with during volunteer days in 2017/18. PDF icon


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Water waste

Cutting down on water waste is an important part of reducing our environmental impacts. Please contact NTU Security if you spot any leaks. 

Water Reduction Key Performance Indicator PDF icon

Water saving case study PDF icon

Sustainable Food

Our main catering outlets have been awarded the Silver Food for Life Catering Award by the Soil Association. All the hot food served at NTU's main outlets meet the SA's criteria for local, seasonal and ethically sourced ingredients. All pre-packed sandwiches and salads are sourced from local suppliers too, so you know your lunch will have a low carbon footprint!

Equal Access to HE

NTU follow guidance on the UKCISA website for student fee classification. NTU offers a discretionary student hardship fund and has an Equal Access Agreement. As outlined in the Equal Access Agreement, NTU also provide 2 ‘Article 26’ Scholarships. NTU also has a ‘Success for All’ initiative.

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Nottingham Trent University has been awarded Fairtrade status. Fairtrade products are available in all campus shops, catering outlets and the Students' Union.


We acknowledge that our purchasing activity has a significant impact on the local environment and we seek to reduce that impact.

Sustainable Research

Sustainable Futures is one of the university’s five strategic research themes and NTU’s rapidly growing research in this area is deliberately aligned towards the 17 UN SDGs, exploring economic and social aspects of sustainability alongside environmental objectives.