Meet the team

Environmental Services is a small team consisting of 7 people. We are located at

First Floor Staff House (next door to Café Aroma),
University of Birmingham,
B15 2TT

The team

Peter Larkin – Policy and Environmental Services Manager

Peter oversees the team in their delivery of a number of crucial services to the University.

Working at the University for more than 15 years means that Peter has a wealth of experience and an extensive knowledge of Hospitality and Accommodation Services.

Peter is from the north, supports Bolton Wanderers and enjoys watching Peter Kay’s Car Share.

Contact details:
Tel: 0121 415 8801 (ext. 58801) 


Jane Goley – Administrative and Data Monitoring Officer

A founding member of the Environmental Services Team Jane has worked at the University for 20+ years.

Making sure that the services we provide are well organised and efficient.  If you contact Environmental services there’s a good chance you will come through to Jane.

Due to Jane’s Italian heritage she likes cheese and wine. Jane also enjoys a coffee and cake at M&S.

Contact details:
Tel: 0121 415 8802 (ext. 58802)

Jane - Cropped Head Shot NEW

Matt Beveridge – Deputy Manager (Contracts and Engagement)

Matt is responsible for overseeing several soft facilities contracts in waste & recycling for accommodation and hand driers on campus. Along with the coordination of student & staff engagement initiatives.

Reporting to Peter and line managing the team’s apprentice. Matt has a diverse and ever changing role.

Matt supports Leeds United, likes cycling at the weekends and loves to travel.

Contact details:
Tel: 0121 414 5943 


Ethan Walker – Environmental Services Apprentice

Joined the team in September 2016 as part of the University’s first ever apprenticeship scheme. Along with his job role he studies a customer service qualification.

Ethan supports the team on a number of tasks spanning from waste management to student engagement.

Ethan likes listening to music from the 60’s & 70’s and loves playing cricket.

Contact details:
Tel: 07966287780 


Terry Walls – Waste Management Coordinator (Recycling)

Another founding member of the department with over 25 years’ experience at the University.

Coordinating the recycling that takes place and implementing Mixed Recycling Scheme’s throughout the University.

Likes fishing, his collection of land rovers and listening to BBC Radio 2.

Contact details:
Tel: 0121 414 3980 (ext. 43980) 


John Weston – Recycling Assistant

John works across both the Edgbaston and Selly Oak campus to deliver a recycling service in the ‘Big’ Green Machine.

Working with Terry, John has played a big part in the development of the Mixed Recycling Scheme being responsible for a lot of the success. 

Also enjoys fishing, a fan of West Bromwich Albion and the Beatles.

Contact details:
Tel: 0121 414 3980 (ext. 43980) 


Amrik Singh – Quality Manager

Amrik has over 15 years’ experience at the University spread across Residential & Environmental services.

In charge of providing quality checks in partnership with Cleaning services and also carrying out Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) on electrical equipment on campus and in accommodation.

Amrik’s dream job is to become a pilot. He takes part in furniture upholstery and enjoys a Harry’s chicken & chips.

Contact details:
Tel: 0121 414 2624 (ext. 42624)