Birds, bees, bugs, bats and more biodiversity at Brookes
Biodiversity is the life around all of the Brookes campuses and it makes Brookes a great place to study and work. Brookes has a Biodiversity Policy and is working on a Biodiversity Action Plan for all sites.
We would love to hear your views on how we can make the University an even better place to be through improving our biodiversity; please share your thoughts with the Environmental Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a great project idea but need some funding? The University has a sustainability fund that staff and students can apply for - examples of projects funded to date include bee hives and bug hotels.
Please email email@example.com to discuss your ideas and request an application form.
Oxford Brookes has award winning grounds with three of our sites holding Green Flag Awards, more than any other UK University. The Green Flag Award® scheme is a national standard for parks and green spaces across the UK as is retained though the hard work of the Grounds Team.
Marston Road is a Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation with many important species such as pyramidal orchids and many rare species of fungi.
Pollinators, such as bees, globally are declining due to a variety of factors. Brookes is working to install bee hives for honey bees and other structures for solitary bees and bumble bees.
In the autumn of 2015 two student groups created bug hotels designed to:
The “common” hedgehog is now under threat in the UK from development and habitat loss caused by the reduction of hedgerows and increase in intensification of our agricultural landscapes. Hedgehog numbers have fallen by 30% in the last decade - disappearing from our countryside as fast as tigers are worldwide.
Recently, a team of students built and installed a hedgehog home at Headington Hill to support local populations.
Oxford Brookes has allotments available for staff and students at Wheatley Campus. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.