People and partners

This section provides you with an overview of the Governance for Environmental Sustainability, the delivery team involved and the various groups and networks that help us achieve improvements in environmental performance.

Environmental Sustainability is formally reported to the following each year:

  • Council
  • Vice Chancellors Executive Group
  • Dual Assurance

Environmental Sustainability is governed through the Dual Assurance mechanism. As its name suggests, this model involves two people. The first of these is a member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Group, who takes responsibility for the management and development of policy in a particular area of business. The second member of the Dual Assurance partnership is an independent member of Council, knowledgeable in the same area, who provides assurance to Council that this activity is well-managed and that decisions have been reached following due process and appropriate consultation.

Under Dual Assurance, Mike Shore-Nye (Registrar and Secretary), Sarah Buck (Independent Lead for Estates and Environmental Sustainability) and Glenn Woodcock (Independent Lead for Dual Assurance Sustainability) lead on the development of the University's Environmental Sustainability programme. Responsibilities in this area include the delivery of the Environmental Sustainability Policy and management of sustainability risks, responsibilities, opportunities and continual improvement in performance at the University.

The University of Exeter Students’ Guild is the Students’ Union of the University of Exeter. The Guild exists for students at Exeter to offer support, advice, representation, entertainment and other activities that will enhance the student experience. Through student societies, committees, volunteering activities and the work of staff, the Guild is committed to sustainability and caring for the environment.

Key Contacts

NamePositionRole description
Katie Head VP Activities Liv supports as many students as possible to get involved with societies, volunteering opportunities and fundraising activity and to become active members of the student – and wider – community. Liv is actively involved in our Societies Sustainability Alliance and was instrumental in setting up the new sustainability grant for societies and groups.