Birmingham City University is committed to conserving and promoting biodiversity and creating a pleasant working environment for its staff and students to work and study in. In 2010, we commissioned a survey of existing biodiversity across our campuses. As a result, we carried out a number of projects in 2011 and 2012 to conserve and promote biodiversity.
These projects include the creation of wild meadows at City South Campus and the Doug Ellis Sports Centre, and the erection of bird boxes across campuses.
In 2012 the University and our Students' Union arranged for some of our student volunteers to join a Waterways Trust Project to improve the canalside area adjacent to our City Centre Campus.
In 2014 and 2015 we have also worked with our Students’ Union to support a number of on-site and off-site food growing allotment projects.