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Category Archive: Biodiversity

  1. Tuesday, 5th January 2016 at 4:28pm

    Amazing Bats with the South Lancashire Bat Group

    Join us for an induction to Amazing Bats of the UK and the World with South Lancashire Bat Group. Little is known about the secretive creatures and this talk will introduce you to some of the fascinating facts and pictures and some wonderful Bats, and their incredible adaptations. The talk will also introduce you to […]

  2. Monday, 30th November 2015 at 12:36pm


    The 21st International UN Climate Conference (COP21) commences today. It is the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP) and hopes to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate – a commitment to keeping global warning below 2°C. Paris will play a leading international role in hosting this seminal conference, and COP21 […]

  3. Monday, 30th November 2015 at 12:35pm

    Local Schools help create Insect Hotel!

    Birley- a community campus, providing resources, space and educational opportunities for local Hulme residents, schools and MMU’s own communities. Over the course of the year, a number of community and environmental projects have come to fruition at Birley Campus. Back in October, we planted Manchester Met’s second orchard, right at the heart of our Birley […]

  4. Friday, 30th October 2015 at 10:31am

    Ideas into Action: Bats on Campus

    Here at MMU, we have been getting excited about Bats and it has nothing to do with Halloween! As part of our programme, ‘Ideas into Action’, we are working with a number of passionate staff to deliver a project to increase biodiversity on our estate, by providing homes for bats. A home for biodiversity The idea […]

  5. Thursday, 29th October 2015 at 4:02pm

    Birley Community Planting Day success!

    The MMU Orchard is now planted! On Wednesday 21st October, 20 varieties of apple, plum, cherry and pear trees were planted at Birley Campus. Despite the rainy weather, over 40 volunteers showed up to help plant the trees. Staff from Hulme Community Garden Centre demonstrated how to plant the trees and helped the volunteers throughout […]

  6. Tuesday, 13th October 2015 at 12:53pm

    Green fingered staff & students bring colour to campus

    We have been getting our hands dirty again, all in the name of biodiversity. As part of our commitment to sustainability, our university has committed to increasing the land used on campus for growing food and biodiversity. With this in mind, we installed 24 sustainable larch wood planters on campus at All Saints, which are […]

  7. Wednesday, 30th September 2015 at 3:10pm

    Hulme Woodland Project

    We are looking for volunteers from across the University, Hulme and Manchester community to help us with a new and exciting project at MMU Birley Campus. Two areas at Birley Campus are to be developed into useable woodland areas in the coming months. The areas will be positioned right next the soon to be planted […]

  8. Wednesday, 30th September 2015 at 2:03pm

    Orchard Planting Day- 21 Oct

    We are excited about a new community orchard-set to be planted this October at MMU Birley Campus. Hulme Community Garden Centre have taken care of a twenty-two varieties of apple, pear, cherry and plum fruit tree saplings over the last 3 years- are we are now getting ready to work with volunteers from across the […]

  9. Friday, 28th August 2015 at 9:24am

    Green fingered staff & students

    August 7th saw the completion of the new planters outside Cavendish building on MMU’s All Saints Campus.  Sustainable planters The planters have been installed to help increase biodiversity on the MMU campus and provide a space for gardening, education and relaxing. They are made from British sustainable larch wood and are naturally resistant to rot. […]

  10. Thursday, 27th August 2015 at 8:50am

    Birley Community Day & Community Orchard Day

    In October, Birley will host two events – a community day and an orchard planting day. See below for more information. We hope to see you there! Birley Community Day On Sunday 18th October, Birley campus will be hosting a community day. Everyone is welcome to come along to the free event. There will be […]