Even though we are predominantly a city university we still play a vital role for the biodiversity in the area due to our proximity to certain habitats and the large potential for creating wildlife corridors on our sites throughout the city.

We also have our sites in the Peak District and Chesterfield. Oaklands Manor was acquired in 2012 and hosts a variety of different flora and fauna and has great potential to improve the natural habitat of the site.

We are currently in the process of approving our new Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) for the next 5 years which will help us manage the biodiversity on our sites going forward.

Biodiversity Action Plan

View our current Biodiversity Action Plan.

The University of Derby BAP will form actions and programme of works for the management, improvement, enhancement and protection of the university's estate. 

The Grounds Maintenance Team and the Quality and Compliance Manager are responsible for the management and improvement where possible of:

Tree surveys

To ensure that the rich and diverse tree population at all the university sites is maintained and enhanced, regular tree surveys are undertaken. This is currently being undertaken to produce up-to-date records. Please use the links below to view previous tree surveys:

Fauna at the University

As part of our new Biodiversity Action Plan, we identified several species that have been found at our sites. We always aim to promote: