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our voluntary work

Students and staff working within the  community with our local partners

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nature recovery days

Restoring critical habitats and applying ecological skills

Working with local wildlife organisations we have set up Nature Recovery Days. These introduce students to practical ecology whilst providing opportunities to enhance local wildlife and address the biodiversity crisis. Nature Recovery Days are open to all staff and students and are particularly geared towards BSc Climate, Sustainability and Environmental Management students, applying ecological skills gained on the course.

Recent activities have included woodland management, wildflower meadow enhancement, drystone walling, and water vole habitat creation and  surveying. Students can attend one-off days or become Nature Recovery Leaders, where they support the planning and coordination of regular tasks and enhance their employability skills, endorsed by partners such as the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.

"I have developed a deeper appreciation for nature through my participation in the Nature Recovery Days. These opportunities have equipped me with important practical skills for enhancing my career opportunities and put the knowledge I have learnt at SHU into practice"

Constance Omorinbola

Student and Nature Recovery Volunteer

"Our team really enjoy working with the SHU students and staff on these days and supporting those who want to get more involved in nature conservation"

Keith Tomkins, Sheffield Lakes Landscape Manager

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust

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