what is greenspace? 

Greenspace aims to support local green sites in contributing to their conservation and ongoing maintenance. The project focuses on 2 sites primarily – Splatts Abbey Wood and Sims Hill Community Woodland.

Through regular volunteering days with your help, we aim to carry out essential works to these sites; adhering to individual management plans to promote the use and enjoyment of the spaces by the public and local communities.

Come along to gain valuable skills and experience such as coppicing and habitat management as well as building valuable links with different community groups, and working alongside registered organisations such as the Forestry Commission. Volunteers who sign up have no obligation to come along to every session – just come along when it fits into your schedule.

Volunteer sessions have been taking place in term time fortnightly on a Saturday from 10.00-15.30 (and sometimes finishing earlier if the weather is poor). Free lunch and refreshments are provided for the volunteers. 

The Greenspace project is open to all students. You do not need to study an environmental subject or have conservation experience to come along! 


want to get involved? 

To come along to our Green Space activities, tick the 'Greenspace' box and then click the 'Update' button - this will join you to our mailing list.Once on our mailing list you can receive updates about our upcoming Greenspace volunteer days.

Please log in to change your memberships.

Please also join the UWE Greenspace facebook group. We will post all of the trip signup sheets and session dates on this group.

Session dates

Sessions always run from 10am-3.30pm, meet on Frenchay campus. Please book on before attending.

The next volunteer day will take place on the 2nd Dec, 10:00 - 15:30.

Cost: Free (as always)!

Click here to sign up 

Become a project leader

We are recruiting students with a passion for the natural environment to coordinate and lead regular conservation groups on our Greenspace project. Develop your leadership and teamwork skills, learn to plan and deliver a project, and get conservation experience.

Click here to find out more information