Conservation & Nature Society


Welcome to a new term! 

Please don't forget to vote in our Session Coordinator elections! You have untill Midday on 6th April! You can vote here:

Our upcoming events are: 

  • Wildlife Photography 3rd April. 1:15pm meeting at Portland Steps (lakeside): We will be going round campus capturing the wonderful spring wildlife. Please bring a camera or your phone to take photos with, as with all our sessions no artistic skill required though we will be accompanied by a photographer to give us tips :)

    Tea/coffee and biscuits provided as usual

  • Wildlife Art Session 10th April. 1:15pm meeting at Portland steps (lakeside): We will be heading down to the boathouse for a wildlife art session. No artistic skill is required! All equipment will be provided, but feel free to bring along any ideas and inspiration :) Hope this can be a nice relaxing last session of term. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided as usual :)

Huge Congratualtions to our new committee!!

  • President - Rajan Jandu
  • Treasurer- William McCormack
  • GenSec- Jamie Cailean Harrigan-Branch
  • Garden coordinators- Sonja Bottomer and Danny Ware
  • Outreach- Katie Cordingley
  • Biscuit baron (refreshments coordinator)- Georgie Marshall

The Photography competition has now closed, look out for the winners and our 2019 calander soon!

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.