Biodiversity

Birmingham City University is committed to conserving and promoting biodiversity, whilst creating a pleasant working environment for all students and staff.

We have carried out a number of biodiversity projects across the campuses. In 2012, some of our student volunteers joined a Waterways Trust Project to improve the canal-side area adjacent to our City Centre Campus.

Around our City South Campus and the Doug Ellis Sports Centre, we have created wild meadows, erected bird boxes and planted native bulbs.

During 2016/17, there were 500 daffodil bulbs, 100 snake’s head fritillary, 100 wood anemone, and 100 allium sphaerocephalon bulbs planted across our campuses. The gardeners are also continually working on recycling more, and are placing compost bins around the campuses. There are regular walk-around audits to assess the Estate and programme-in improvements.

Working with our Students’ Union, we also have a number of site food growing allotment projects for students to get involved in, which is currently being encouraged by our SU Eco Society.