Travel on University Business

Travelling on University Business It's important for the University to maintain it's excellent reputation and part of that involves national and international collaborations, conferences and working. For many staff at some point this is likely to involve travelling on University Business. Emissions from flights are the only area of the University's carbon emissions that are increasing rather than decreasing. To help us address this please consider the following tips. Consider alternatives Technology Think; is your journey actually necessary or would technology suffice? You can save yourself and your department time and money by using email, phone and online collaborations tools.…
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Bus stop closures on Whiteknights campus over summer

Here’s an update on changes to bus services and routes for Whiteknights and London Road campuses over summer. 21a stops for summer on 8 June A quick reminder that term time only bus service 21a will stop for the summer from Friday 8 June. Therefore the frequency of the bus service between Whiteknights Campus and the Town Centre will be reduced. Please check timetables on Reading Buses website. 21a will additionally run on 16 and 17 June for Open day. It will then start again for Welcome Week on 24 September. Both bus stops on Whiteknights campus closed over summer…
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Results out from 2012 Staff and Student Travel Survey

Thank you to everyone who completed the 2012 staff and student travel survey. There was a great response with over 3,000 completed surveys in total and a response rate of 40% of staff and 12% of all registered students taking part. This compares favourably with travel surveys at many other universities. This gives a valuable set of data about our current travel and views to learn what needs to be prioritized. The survey prize winners have also been drawn! Some of the headline results are shown in the pie chart above 43% walk 27% drive alone 12% cycle 5% train 4% bus 9%…
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Cycling to the University (draft)

Cycling is a great way to get fit and save money at the same time. The Whiteknights campus offers an ideal green environment for cyclists to explore the natural beauty the campus has to offer. We welcome responsible cyclists who follow our guidelines for sharing the space safely with other cyclists, pedestrians and drivers. On this page... This page outlines all the facilities and offers available to cyclists and those considering cycling to and around the University. Scroll down to find out: how to get yourself a bike how to keep yourself safe how to keep your bike secure how…
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Cycling to the University

Cycling is a great way to get fit and save money at the same time. The Whiteknights campus offers an ideal green environment for cyclists to explore the natural beauty the campus has to offer. We welcome responsible cyclists who follow our guidelines for sharing the space safely with other cyclists, pedestrians and drivers. On this page... This page outlines all the facilities and offers available to cyclists and those considering cycling to and around the University. Scroll down to find out: how to get yourself a bike how to keep yourself safe how to keep your bike secure how…
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Alternatives to Travel (draft)

The most environmentally friendly form of travel is generally not travelling at all! Following the COVID-19 pandemic, we have the knowledge, experience and technology to make remote study and working much easier. Not only that, but substituting travel with technology can also save you time and money! Check out the University's tips on How to set up and hold a conference call in Teams. If you would like to book a conference room to video-conference, you can do so here. Further information on meeting and working remotely can be found regarding Microsoft Teams, VPN, Security and Apps Anywhere. Flexible working allows employees to change the…
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Alternatives to Travel

The most 'environmentally friendly' form of travel is generally not travelling at all! Following the COVID-19 pandemic, we have the knowledge, experience and technology to make remote study and working much easier. Substituting travel with technology can also save you time and money. Do you need to make that trip? Please consider whether email, phone, videoconferencing or other substitute for travel may suffice instead? You can save yourself and your department time and money. Technology has improved greatly over the last few years, you can get everything you need from your desktop, but other facilities such as rooms for videoconferencing…
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Appendices Environmental Report 2019 – 20

1 - Carbon Management Scope 2 - CMP project tables 2019-20 3 - Emissions+energy breakdown vs baseline and last year 4 - Additional out of scope emissions 5 - Avoided emissions through renewable generation 6 - Waste management actions and projects 7 - 2019 20 Travel Plan Annual Report
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Appendices Environmental Report 2018-19

1 - Carbon Management Scope 2 - Carbon+Water projects 2018-19 and 2019-20 3 - Emissions+energy breakdown vs baseline and last year 4 - Additional out of scope emissions 5 - Avoided emissions through renewable generation 6 - Waste management actions and projects 7 - Travel Plan Annual Report 2018-19
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Sustainable Travel

Welcome to the University sustainable travel pages. We are passionate about enabling every staff member, student and visitor to travel to and around our beautiful campuses in an environmentally friendly, safe and convenient manner. This page contains all of the information, offers and tips to help you make sustainable travel choices. The information on this page has been structured around the carbon travel hierarchy, which ranks travel methods in order of sustainability. The hierarchy acts as a helpful tool to consider the impact of travel decisions and consider any suitable alternatives. Follow the links below for offers, events and information…
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