As part of our efforts to promote biodiversity, students and staff are working together on a project to make our Edinburgh Napier campuses a safer, more friendly environment for hedgehogs to live in.
The Hedgehog Friendly Campus project is a UK-wide initiative which aims to turn university campuses into places where hedgehogs can thrive. Taking part in Hedgehog Friendly Campus means that staff and students play an active role in helping hedgehogs to get back to healthy numbers.
In October 2020, students and staff from Edinburgh Napier came together to hold the University's first Hedgehog Friendly Campus meeting to agree steps towards earning bronze-level accreditation. Our aim is to raise awareness and help encourage others to take action to help improve their local environment for hedgehogs.
We achieved the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Bronze Award in February 2021.
Some of the activities and events organised so far include:
- A hedgehog-themed bake-off
- Bonfire night awareness campaign
Find out more about the group and get involved by visiting the Hedgehog Friendly Campus blog, or following them on Facebook or Instagram.