Published: 27 April 2020

Surrey receives hedgehog friendly campus award

The University of Surrey is now bronze-accredited by the Hedgehog Friendly Campus scheme, a national campaign that aims to revive hedgehog populations across the UK by improving habitats and raising awareness.

Hedgehog in leaves

The award is recognition of the hard work undertaken on behalf of Guildford’s hedgehog population by a dedicated group of staff and student volunteers from across the University.

Surrey joined the Hedgehog Friendly Campus scheme, funded by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, in late 2019. Since then Simon Smith, the University’s Horticultural and Landscape Manager, has overseen a variety of volunteer activities such as hedgehog tracking surveys, awareness raising, litter picking, and hedgehog population monitoring.

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