• Biodiversity

    Biodiversity abounds at Brookes! Yet more work is needed to help ensure that biological diversity thrives on our campuses. From installing bee hives and planting wildflowers to leading bird inventory surveys and evening bat walks, Brookes is busy supporting the wild side of sustainability.

    See our Biodiversity Strategy and Biodiversity Action Plan for details.

  • Award-winning campuses

    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.

    Take a walk on the wild side

    Contact us to learn about opportunities to participate in bird counts, evening bat walks and other biodiversity events.

    Did you know?

    • Brookes is the first university in the world to install bee-centred Freedom Hives. See our tree-mounted hive and a ground mounted hive at our Headington Hill campus
    • Wildflowers are planted across sites to promote flora diversity and attract honey bees.
    • Bird, bat, and owl boxes are installed across our campuses to provide homes for wildlife
    • Bug hotels have been built at several campuses to welcome overwintering guests
    • 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.
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