Blog post

University wins bronze award
for making campuses
hedgehog friendly

In mid-February, the University of Derby successfully attained the bronze award for making its campuses more hedgehog friendly! This blog details some of the activities the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Group Derby undertook in the run-up to this achievement. 

By Hedgehog Friendly Campus Group Derby - 2 March 2021

Last autumn we set out with the goal of winning bronze accreditation for making our University campuses a happier home for our resident hedgehogs. We are pleased to say that we achieved this goal. Here's how we did it: 

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A cartoon hedgehog holds a certificate wearing a graduation cap. Text reads 'bronze award 2020/21.'

We are now very much looking forward to reaching the next level, silver accreditation! This includes work on campus such as creating hedgehog highways and planting appropriate wildflower in hedgehog-accessible areas.

Keep an eye on our Twitter page and this website for more news. And please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you'd like to get involved.

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Hedgehog Friendly Campus Derby started in April 2020. We have 24 students and staff from across the University involved. We would love to have more people join our Hedgehog Friendly Campus Team here at Derby University to create the safest campus environment possible for hedgehogs.