Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 186 Coventry University Universities When students make a choice about where to study, the appearance of the university can have a significant influence. The Green Flag Award offers a framework to enable you to provide quality grounds for students, visitors and the local community. Well-managed surroundings demonstrate a university’s commitment to providing a safe, clean and appealing place to study. “While we work hard to ensure that we have the best learning facilities at our university, we also believe it’s important to create a pleasant environment for all those who come here. That was the thinking behind the creation of our Edible Campus and we’re really pleased to see that it’s proved popular with students, staff and visitors alike.” Stephen Beasley, Coventry University Benefits • Achieve an internationally recognised award that is a benchmark for well-managed green space • Attract more students • Create a safe, clean place to study and live • Promote your commitment to environmental issues • Encourage and strengthen links to the local community Coventry University Situated in the centre of the city, Coventry University is a busy public space adjacent to shopping areas and housing. As part of its work to achieve the Green Flag Award, the university transformed a small unused area of land and created an organic garden accessible to students and the local community. The project has encouraged people to learn more about growing their own food, biodiversity and sustainability, as well as giving them an inspirational place to sit, refresh and recharge. This area has now become a favourite place to meet. It is also a learning and teaching resource and a valuable asset within the community. The Green Flag Award is open to a wide range of publicly accessible green spaces. It delivers benefits to those managing the spaces, and the public that uses them. THE GREEN FLAG AWARD