Birmingham has finished second in a poll of the UK’s ‘greenest universities’
Written by Tristan Harris on January 10, 2019
BIRMINGHAM University has finished second in a poll of the UK’s greenest universities.
The survey, conducted by lawn mower manufacturer Flymo, looked at the universities with the most amount of acres of green space surrounding them, along with the average amount of rainfall, sunlight and outdoor sunlight.
The data was supplied by the Ordnance Survey and the Met Office and looked at 25 university campuses.
With 2,682 acres of green space, and seven outdoor societies, Leeds University won the title of the UK’s greenest university.
With 4.14 hours of sunlight a day, and 10.25 days of rain per month on average, it was judged to be a great choice for students who love the great outdoors.
Birmingham has a massive 6,659 acres of green space surrounding it but did not take the top spot as, Flymo said, it offered no outdoor societies for students, and came 19th on the Guardian University league table.
On the other side of the fence sits Exeter University which has just 222 acres of green space in its grounds. This was followed by Lancaster, with 285 acres.
Students at the University of Warwick will need an umbrella, however, as it rains almost 13 days a month on average.
For more information and to see the full study, please visit: https://www.flymo.com/uk/just-gardening/the-best-universities-for-people-who-love-the-great-outdoors/