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Estate management


The energy policy recognises the environmental impact of energy and water usage due to the university's activities and also the benefits of minimising that usage.

The university is committed to reducing its use of energy and water. The energy and water saving policy is the means by which the university intends to manage its energy and water usage.


The environmental policy articulates how the university operates to minising any adverse effects of its activities on the environment at local, regional, national and global level.

Waste management

The Estates Department is committed to the continuous improvement of waste management practices and a steady reduction in the proportion of waste sent to landfill.

Every opportunity to minimise avoidable waste and materials no longer required are managed accordingly to the following hierarchy: 

Reduce at source - using and discarding less material generally, segregating wastes and asking suppliers to take back packaging and re-usable containers.

Re-use and repair - passing on to others re-usable chemicals and equipment no longer required and repairable in preference to replacing equipment where appropriate.

Recycling - separating material for recycling - such as mixed waste paper, confidential paper waste, cardboard, newspapers, cans, plastics, certain batteries, metal and pallets.

Responsibly dispose - compliance with the Environmental Protection Act 1990 Duty of Care and the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005.

This continual improvement shall be guided by consideration of both value for money and the environmental benefits of the evolving options for each waste type. Account shall be taken of targets set by Government or the university to encourage diversion of waste from landfill.

For further information contact Nigel Ward:

T: +44 (0)116 257 8156

It covers reducing waste at source, re-use and repair, recycling and responsibilities for disposal.

Car parking

The car parking policy applies to all employees and students at DMU as well as all visitors and external individuals and organisations using DMU's car parks. It relates to all DMU car parks, and is operational between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Cleaning policy

The cleaning policy covers the aims and objectives of the service, key customers, hours of operation and procurement of materials.


The security policy (still under review) formalises a cohesive and integrated approach to security throughout the university. It covers the security of people and university assets and includes crime prevention, access control, asset protection, vehicle parking and the use of CCTV.