Our campus has been awarded Platinum Hedgehog Friendly status! The Keele community worked in partnership with Nurture CIC during 2022 to enhance a site located next to the the Observatory. Working with the Grounds team, the site has been enhanced to include a wildflower meadow, seasonal bulbs and a hedge border, in the hope to attract more species.
Ellie-kay Dawe from Nurture CIC, said: “It has been a great partnership between Green Keele and Nurture CIC – it has allowed us to work together and share knowledge, experience, and resources. We have noticed that this has allowed us to share volunteer events to a wider audience, provide funding opportunities to local businesses, use trusted suppliers, and increase approval of work within the university by working together.”
Alana Wheat, Sustainability Engagement Officer at Keele said: “I’m pleased to have been able to support the Hedgehog Friendly Campus campaign for another year and to create a ‘real-life’ example on campus. It wouldn’t have been possible without the collaborations and partnerships with students, staff, the on campus residential community, the University Estates and Grounds team, the SU, and many other university departments. A special thanks to Nurture CIC and Ellie-kay Dawe for giving their time and motivation. I look forward to seeing the site grow and evolve over the next year and beyond.”