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Biodiversity events

Great Green Gathering

Experts from across Staffordshire University, plus the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and Staffordshire Bat Group answered questions and shared what was happening in the local area. Other activities included quizzes, competitions and interactive polls.

The event was streamed live on YouTube, and encouraged everyone to engage with wildlife and green spaces to impove our physical and mental wellbeing as well as to inspire a love of nature in the next generation.

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Better World Festival

In early August 2021, Staffordshire University, in partnership with Stoke on Trent City Council, helped to host the Better World Festival. This was a weekend filled with speakers, charities and community groups, who are all interested in creating positive change within our environment.  

The University hosted an interactive tent, with the emphasis on biodiversity, by making wild flower bee bombs, promoting our undergraduate and post graduate courses, which focus on the environment and environmental impacts.  

We also promoted our new Nursery and Forest school which will be opened in January 2022, which will be the University’s first zero-net carbon building.  

Dr Ellie Atkins was asked to be a guest speaker on the Better World stage, where she highlighted the work which she and her students have been undertaking throughout the year, which investigates and researches the benefits of green infrastructure and the biodiversity value of urban hedges.

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