Far from being ‘the space between’, the University’s greenspace and public realm should be viewed as a valuable resource that promotes the natural environment to allow staff and students to prosper and the full range of benefits from nature realised.

The Living Campus Plan seeks to support and enhance the natural environment to provide:

  • High quality greenspace with room to learn, think and connect;
  • Preventative and restorative health benefits with opportunities to travel on foot or by bike or even to just observe nature and the changing seasons;
  • Natural resilience to climate change, especially resilience to more frequent and more extreme weather patterns;
  • Support for biodiversity; and
  • Space, habitats and corridors for wildlife.

The following pages in this section detail the range of opportunities available whether it’s active participation through volunteering or more passive enjoyment of our natural surroundings.


Did you know?

Living Worlds at The Manchester Museum explore the relationship between people and nature. It encourages people to think about, and find ways to express, their relationships with nature.