Working towards becoming a Hedgehog Friendly Campus!
The University of Bristol is working towards achieving a Bronze Award as part of the Hedgehog Friendly Campus national accreditation scheme funded by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.
Introducing the Allotment+ Community Garden
In May, a team of staff and students from the School of Biological Sciences, External Estates and Sustainability came together to create the Allotment+ Community Garden project. Students from the Bristol SU Roots Community Gardening Society also helped to secure an Education Innovation Grant to develop an area of unused land, next to the David Smith Building on St Michael’s Hill.
Nineteen volunteers signed up for our ‘big clean’ and made a tremendous effort to clear and start to create this fantastic usable space.
Creating a sustainable tree canopy
In 2015, as part of the Bristol European Green Capital celebrations, the University launched a three-year project to increase the tree canopy across the city of Bristol
Sir David Attenborough opens world-class Life Sciences building
The pioneering Life Sciences building, our biggest-ever construction project, showcased the best in sustainable design, energy efficiency, and biodiversity conservation – while creating a world-class research and teaching environment.
Hydrologists go green
A group of hydrologists took their interest in the local environment to the next level with a quiet and growing green space.
MSc student’s project helps inform Greater Bedminster Community Partnership
Julia Kole, MSc Environmental Policy and Management (2014), worked with the Greater Bedminster Community Partnership to produce a real-life research report as part of our community-based learning scheme.
Natural closed-loop system turns waste into wildlife
A series of reed beds at the School of Veterinary Sciences has provided an environmentally-enhancing and cost-effective solution to manage farm waste on the 255-acre site.
Improving biodiversity through living buildings
Our innovative approach to urban infrastructure means our buildings have a positive environmental impact, particularly on biodiversity.