How we protect and enhance the biodiversity of our campuses

From the beach and dunes of the Bay to the woodland, meadows and gardens of Singleton Park, we share our campuses with a rich variety of wildlife, giving opportunities for research, teaching the next generation of ecologists vital skills, and providing a healthy and relaxing environment for staff, students and local residents to recharge their batteries.

Guided by our Biodiversity Action Plan 2022-2025 we have embedded wildlife-friendly gardening techniques in the way we look after our grounds, protecting what is important and identifying suitable areas to create new habitats. Development of the University has to take nature into account, to deliver an overall increase in biodiversity. We were the first Bee Friendly University in Wales, both campuses have been awarded Green Flags and our Buzz across the Bay project has won the 2023 Chancellor’s Award and is a finalist in the Green Gown Awards.

Adjacent to the Bay Campus is our very own nature reserve, Crymlyn Burrows. The dunes, saltmarsh and beach are protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. As well as providing a home for wildlife, Crymlyn Burrows and our campuses form important stepping stones for wildlife moving through Swansea and beyond, and we coordinate efforts with our local nature partnerships to strengthen the resilience of local ecosystems in this time of unprecedented environmental change.

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Crymlyn Burrows SSSI

Encounters With Wildlife on Campus

Getting Involved