Conservation & Nature Society



Welcome to a new term! 

You can find us at Freashers Fair in the David Ross Sports Center on 24th and 25th, come along and meet our committee! Our other upcoming events are (they are all free) :

  • Campus Treasure trail: Sunday 30th,11am we will be meeting on the steps outside the front of the Portland Building. A great way to find some hidden nature gems on campus. There will be a prize for the winning team!
  • Practical Conservation Session: Wednesday 3rd October, 1:15pm, meeting on the steps outside the front of the Portland Building. We will be working with the Park Ranger team on Beeston Sidings nature reserve to open up some small glades, and cutting back brambles and tall plants. Please wear some old clothes and suitable footwear. There will be traditional Consoc tea, coffee and biscuits after the session!
  • Garden Session: Saturday 6th, 11am at the communtity garden (see map below). We will be harvetsing our potatoes we planted ealier in the year! No gardening experience is needed.

Sessions typically last 2-3 hours but feel free to drop in or come for however long you want. 


If you enjoy nature and wish to help preserve it, or if you are simply looking for a fun and social outdoors activity, Consoc is for you!

Consoc is a student-run group that works together with local and national organisations in order to conserve our local green spaces. We visit Sites of Special Scientific Interest, nature reserves, parks and woodland. We adopt a hands-on approach for the betterment of the local environment and provide our members with an opportunity to gain valuable volunteer experience. We organise one-off trips to new sites as well as frequently revisiting ongoing projects - seeing the difference our work is making is very rewarding.

Besides our weekly practical sessions, we also hold events at weekends such as bird walks and nature food trails, and run a variety of socials from pub meets to bowling and film nights. We also run several weekends away each year, for example to the Peak District where we work in the hills with the Park Rangers!

Come and try a session at any time of the year! No membership required for the first few sessions! 

See the links down the left for more details about our Wednesday Sessions, our Community Garden and Trips away.







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Conservation & Nature Society Campus Treasure Trail
30th September 11am - 1pm
Meet on Portland steps
Find the campus' best nature spots and hunt for treasure
Conservation & Nature Society Taster Conservation Session
3rd October 1:15pm - 3:30pm
Meet on Portland steps
Conservation & Nature Society's first conservation task of the year


Activities Officers
James Childs Hunt
Community Garden Coordinator
Jake Andrew Sutcliffe
General Secretary
Alice Elizabeth Davidson
Samuel John Stewart-Maggs
Shea Mellor
Emily Brown