Our campaigns link students, staff and the local community.


Birds and Bees 

Our hugely successful biodiversity initiative develops engagement projects for the University and local communities and provides opportunities to use the beautiful Campus as a Living Laboratory by linking students to on-site research projects. The project identifies and implements further enhancement projects on an ongoing basis.

Green Impact 

Green Impact is a national environmental accreditation scheme run by NUS which encourages staff to take steps to green their workplaces. Teams appoint a Green Impact Lead who manages the online workbook and inspires their colleagues to complete easy-to-implement greening actions. Many teams find they are already completing greening actions, so why not receive the recognition your team deserves, learn more about sustainability and save your department some money! Green Impact 2013-14 launches in early November.

Student ReUse Project

This hugely successful project collects and stores unwanted items donated by students during May-September and offers volunteering opportunities to sort and organise the items. These items are then made available to students through the Free Stuff Event. The initiative seeks to increase the amount of items that are recycled and reused, which provides a cost effective and sustainable way for students to furnish their homes.

Students on the Move Project

This collaborative project between the University, Students’ Guild and City Council collects refuse from current students living outside University-owned accommodation in the Exeter community. The project links with the ReUse Project to donate unwanted items that have been collected. The project also runs a series of Community Clear-up days for students leaving their city residences during the Summer.

Planting Roots in the Community

Students at the University of Exeter have planted over 200 trees on the main Streatham Campus to promote biodiversity and connect with nature on our beautiful campus.