Conservation on Campus

Conservation Society and university staff with a new bug hotel on Jubilee campus
The Conservation Society and university staff built a 5 star bug hotel on Jubilee campus

Wildlife is disappearing at an alarming rate around the world. So much so that some are calling it the next mass extinction event. But we can all do something to reverse this.

There are many opportunities for staff and students to join in with hands-on conservation across our UK campuses. These sessions encourage everyone to take some time outside whilst helping to enhance our campus environments for nature and for people.


Create a woodland walk

A memorial woodland walk is being created on University Park, close to the Millennium Garden. This is the beginning of a special project to create a beautiful space where we can remember members of our community whom we have lost. 

We are looking for volunteers to help during November. Activities will likely include; scrub clearance, creating habitat piles, creating footpaths and bulb planting.

There are specific work party dates to pop along to:

  • 1 November 1.30pm-3pm
  • 8 November 1.30pm-3pm
  • 15 November 12.30pm - 2pm
  • 29 November 1.30pm-3pm

Or, we can arrange for you and/or your team to join us at other dates and times that suit you during November.

Meet at the Millennium Garden.

Tree planting at Riverside

In 2022 a new hedgerow was planted at Riverside Sports Complex to offset the emissions from BUCS Big Wednesday. We are extending this new habitat further over the next two years. This event has been postponed unitl January.

Wednesday afternoons with the Conservation Society

ConSoc and the Grounds Team arrange regular conservation sessions on Wednesday afternoons. There are a range of activities to try, even if you can only spare an hour. The events usually run 1.30pm-3.30pm.Specific dates and activites will be posted here when confirmed.

Join the Microsoft Teams channel for up-to-date information on events, subscribe to our go! newsletter or follow us on socials (see below). Plans may change at short notice due to weather and availability of staff. 

If you have any questions, contact

What else you can do

  • Take action to help wildlife at home too. The Wildlife Trust has a huge list of simple things you can do.
  • Feed the birds and take part in National Nest Box Week.
  • Let the grass grow! Reduce the frequency of your mowing and take part in No Mow May
  • There are lots more ideas in this blog from citizen science to signing petitions.

Sustainability Team

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