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Whiteknights voted best university green space in the UK

Green Flag People’s Choice Awards

Whiteknights campus has been voted among the top ten most popular green spaces in the UK.

Whiteknights, which is made up of 130 hectares of beautiful parkland, was voted for out of almost 1,800 green spaces entered into the 2017 Green Flag People's Choice Award and is the only university campus in the top 10.

The University received its seventh Green Flag Award earlier this year in recognition of our well-maintained and well-managed campus.

All Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces were entered into the annual poll, and the public were asked to vote for their favourite. And with a lake, woodlands and the widely enjoyed Harris Garden in easy reach, it’s easy to see why we’re so popular! 

The Green Flag Award scheme is the benchmark standard for parks and green spaces in the UK and is run by Keep Britain Tidy.

Steve Boon, Facilities Maintenance Director, said: “We are delighted to have been voted in the top ten green spaces in the UK, and hugely proud to be the only university campus on that list. Our beautiful Whiteknights campus plays a huge part in attracting students and staff to the University of Reading.

“The grounds and maintenance teams work extremely hard to keep the campus looking good all year round, so I would like to thank them for their hard work and dedication, which has helped us gain this fantastic recognition.”

The University would like to thank all staff, students and members of the local community for voting in this year’s awards.  

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