The Forum inside the Sustainability Hub
The Sustainability Hub is at the heart of the University campus and provides a communal space for students, staff, business and community to engage in sustainability research, education and partnerships. A range of spaces and facilities are available for booking by enquiry.
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Sustainability Hub: Forum

 Located on the ground floor, the forum is designed to encourage participation and engagement through conversation and collaboration, rather than traditional lecture theatre layouts. It is an open plan, flexible space ideal for larger group work, informal meetings, staff training, community workshops or smaller events. Natural light floods this space through bi-folding doors, which can be opened for extra ventilation during warmer months. The forum features 86 and 55 inch TV screens, a lectern, and integrated speakers. A kitchen and an internal green wall are also situated in this area. 
Capacity: 30 seated and 50 standing

Sustainability Hub: Communications Room

A specially designed boardroom style meeting room equipped with a range of video and web conferencing facilities that will allow our researchers to collaborate more effectively, locally, nationally and internationally, with external partners. Its uses include teleconferencing, media interviews, webinar filming and broadcasting, as well as face-to-face meetings. 
Capacity: 12 seated

Sustainability Hub: Collaboration Corner

Afriendly, informal space for small group work and discussions. This area benefits from natural light with south facing widows and is located next to an open plan kitchen on the first floor. 
Capacity: 8 seated

Sustainability Hub: Meeting Room 003

 A private meeting room, including a table, chairs, and a phone. This space is available to book for small meetings or phone conferences.
Capacity: 4 seated
Sustainability Hub Meeting Room 003
Sustainability Hub - lounge
Sustainability Hub snug

SKA Gold Rated Retrofit

Refurbished to the highest environmental standards - with funding support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) - the Sustainability Hub has been awarded SKA gold, the highest environmental assessment rating, supporting the University’s commitment to creating a sustainable campus.
The lighting in the main space – The Forum -  has recently been revamped with more energy saving lighting. It includes a ‘bright out mode’ meaning the lights will turn off when the natural daylight in the room is sufficient. And if one bulb in a cluster of lights fails, the others will increase output to allow for this therefore reducing component manufacture.
Sustainability Hub refurbishment works