Environmental Sustainability

Living campus champions

We want to encourage the use of open space to improve the health and wellbeing of staff, students and the local community whilst also enhancing opportunities for wildlife, including bees, butterflies and birds and other biodiversity.

Become a living campus champion and join the growing network of staff who are enhancing nature on campus. Sign up to the mailing list to find out about future opportunities which could include anything from tree planting and gardening to species monitoring and seed swaps.

Living campus champion role

You will be expected to:

  • Promote living campus awareness and action.
  • Be aware of and support activities such as UMAPIT and the Tree Trail.
  • Share stories to highlight activities undertaken.

You will have an option to:

  • Record and monitor species.
  • Maintain living campus gardens/become a wildlife gardener.
  • Participate in practical conservation events.
  • Become a living campus guardian.

Living campus champion sign up

Complete the online sign up form.


Did you know?

A team of living campus champions has transformed the quad at the centre of the Michael Smith Building into a biodiversity garden. This has involved the digging of a large pond, the building of raised flower beds, the inclusion of hay meadow and extensive planting of bluebells and various orchid species.