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Bangor University’s sustainability groups

Bangor University has established The Sustainability Lab to be a focal point of leadership on Sustainable Development as we aim to become in all aspects ‘The Sustainable University’.  Our big ambition is that sustainability is seen as something for everyone and to do that we need to involve as many people as possible.

Bangor University’s groups

In order to Bring Sustainability to Life at Bangor, to make sure that all our decisions and actions are accountable, and that we make continuous progress as The Sustainable University, we have set up a number of initiatives and groups to put sustainability at the heart of teaching, learning, research and innovation.

For more information about these groups or to contact any one of them or their members, please contact us at The Sustainability Lab.

The Sustainability ThinkTank

The Sustainability ThinkTank is a friendly monthly group which is open to all staff and students.  It encourages its participants to come forward with and discuss all sorts of ideas around the environmental, social, cultural, ethical and financial aspects of Sustainability@Bangor, and the people and communities in and around campus, particularly for participants to lead their own projects and activities to create a sustainable future for Bangor University and it’s community.  Ideas from the ThinkTank are taken to the Sustainability Implementation Group.

Find out more and how to join in

Staff Sustainability Champions

Our Sustainability Champions are a network of enthusiastic staff who are involved in raising awareness of sustainability at the University, encouraging others to join in to contribute to the goal to make Bangor University ‘The Sustainable University’.

Champions act as a two-way communication link between their departments and The Sustainability Lab team. This helps drive the University’s Sustainability agenda and promote sustainability improvements and best practice across the University.

Find out more and how to join in

The Sustainability Implementation Group (SIG)

The Sustainability Implementation Group, chaired by the Director of Sustainability, meets monthly to ensure that day to day issues surrounding sustainability are addressed and to discuss the issues raised by the ThinkTank, the internal and external University communities and the Sustainability Task Group.  It uses these to inform the direction, planning and day-to-day management of our sustainability programme. This group reports to the Sustainability Task Group which meets quarterly, and members of the SIG join in with every ThinkTank.


  • Dr. E.M. Young, Director of Sustainability


  • Ricky Carter, Environmental Manager
  • Nicola Day, Director of Procurement
  • Bangor Students’ Union President
  • Dr Carl Hughes, Senior Lecturer Psychology
  • Deirdre McIntyre, Residential Life Manager
  • Mair Rowlands, Sustainable Development Officer (Student Liaison)
  • Invited representatives as required from academic and support services

The Sustainability Task Group

The Sustainability Task Group is part of the University Executive’s committee structure.  It meets quarterly and oversees the evolution and implementation of the sustainability programme developed by The Sustainability Lab.  This group, chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, reports to the University Executive.

  • Monday 11 September 2017, Cledwyn 3
  • Monday 20 November 2017, Cledwyn 3
  • Monday 5 March 2018, 14.00 – 16.00, Cledwyn 3
  • Monday 14 May 2018, 10.00-13.00, Annual Review Meeting, Cledwyn 3
  • Monday 10 September 2018, 10.00-12.00, Cledwyn 3
  • Monday 26 November 2018, 10.00-12.00, TBC


  • Prof. David Shepherd (Deputy Vice-Chancellor)


  • Paul Brocklehurst, Director, N Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health
  • Ricky Carter, Environment Manager
  • Nicola Day, Director of Procurement
  • Andrew Edwards, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities
  • Bangor Students’ Union President
  • Dr Carl Hughes, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology
  • Prof Jerry Hunter, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Welsh Medium and Civic Engagement)
  • Nia Gwyn Meacher, Deputy Director of Human Resources
  • Derwyn Owen, Assistant Director of Property & Campus Services
  • Dr Iestyn Pierce, Head of the School of Electronics Engineering
  • Mair Rowlands, Sustainable Development Officer (Student Liaison)
  • Prof Jo Rycroft-Malone, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Carl Shipton, Head of Operational Finance
  • Dr Einir Young, Director of Sustainability

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