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A Waterside Nature walk with Project Awesome

13th May 2020

12:30 – 13:30

Footbridge by the Creative Hub

Waterside is not just a campus created for 21st century higher education: it’s also a place where wildlife is flourishing. That’s no accident. Ecologists from Environmental and Geographical Sciences played a role in planning the landscaping of Waterside Campus to make it as friendly for plants, birds, bees and other insects, and mammals such as our resident otters, foxes and hedgehogs. During this walk-and-talk Dr Janet Jackson and Prof. Jeff Ollerton will tell you about the wildlife which shares our campus and how, with the help of students and colleagues, they are monitoring the return of biodiversity to this former brownfield site.

We will meet by the footbridge by the Creative Hub at 12.30pm.

Stout trainers/walking boots/wellies are recommended and you may need sun cream or a raincoat!

Members of the public are welcome to join us for this event.

Book onto the event here 

Coronavirus situation updates

The safety of our guests is a priority at the University of Northampton, and as such we are monitoring official advice relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19 and large gatherings of people. However, should this event be postponed or cancelled you will be contacted by a representative of the University or the event organiser.  We also encourage you to check the University webpage ( in advance of arrival or contact us on 01604 735500 if you have any questions or concerns. We also request that if you or any of your party have travelled to the list of specified countries; possibly come in contact with an infected person; or is displaying any symptoms no matter how mild, to avoid attending events at the University of Northampton and immediately follow government advice.

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