We are keen to develop our knowledge and understanding of our biodiversity and ensure that this is then fed into our management practices.  To do this, we have a variety of ways that people can get involved.  These include:

  • Monitoring and recording our campus wildlife, including birds, mammals, pollinators and bats;
  • Signing up to our annual BIG campus birdwatch;
  • Getting involved in the Sustainable Garden activities;
  • Helping us to record changes to the campus landscape, using our bespoke recording tool;
  • Keeping an eye on our Peregrines via our webcam in the spring.

What You will Gain

  • Industry knowledge of sustainability in practice;
  • Knowledge of environmental management techniques of offices and academic institutions;
  • Insight into effective engagement and communication methods;
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Organisational skill;
  • Ability to support and encourage others to perform;
  • Leadership skills;
  • Time and project management skills;
  • Biodiversity auditor skills;
  • For your contribution to sustainability, we will credit all students who volunteer 30 hours or more on our projects by recognising your volunteering in your Leeds for Life Higher Education Achievement Record. Keep track of your hours along with what you’ve been up to and send this to sustainability@leeds.ac.uk to get formal recognition of your efforts and use this to impress future employers;
  • Experience of working on a project that aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Use https://leedsforlife.leeds.ac.uk/Skills to record evidence of how you have developed your skills.

Get Involved

If you’d like to get involved or find out more about any of the above activities, please send us a message on our online form here.


UN Sustainable Development Goals 

This opportunity aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly goals 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 13 (Climate Action) and 15 (Life on Land). For more information on the goals visit sustainabledevelopment.un.org.

UN Sustainable Development Goals