According to The Mammal Society, hedgehogs are on the vulnerable list for extinction, along with hazel dormice, Orkney voles, serotine bats and barbastelle bats.
The Hedgehog Friendly Campus initiative encourages universities, schools and colleges across the country to make improvements to campus grounds, creating safe and secure spaces for hedgehogs to live.
A team of students and staff are supporting the campaign by becoming Hedgehog Champions for the University and recruiting enthusiastic staff and students to get involved and become Hedgehog Ambassadors.
The initiative forms part of the university’s wider strategy to increase biodiversity on campus and become a more sustainable organisation, with the aim of being a carbon neutral campus by 2027.
Receiving the Bronze award, providing an official hedgehog friendly campus, is a positive step in protecting the spiky species, in a place where they can thrive.
Find out more about the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Initiative.