Environmental Sustainability

Support the University by choosing a sustainable form of transport on Friday, 17 June

Open Days are a vital opportunity to showcase our wonderful University to prospective students and their families, with well over 10,000 visitors heading to our campuses.

Although the organisers encourage visitors to use public transport and other sustainable modes of travel, the majority (around 60%) travel by car and this causes huge increases in demand for car parking on campus. This can create a poor first impression of the University.

Following the success of last year’s first “Give Your Car a Rest Day” event, the University would like to again encourage members of staff who usually commute by car to use public transport and other more sustainable modes of transport on the day itself.

The Open Day organisers are also putting greater emphasis on encouraging visitors to travel to Manchester without their cars.

If you'd like to give your car a rest (and join the 60% of your colleagues who already travel sustainably), please find out about the options available to you by visiting the sustainable travel webpages.