Welcome to UWE Wildlife and Environment Society!

We invite anyone who shares interests in anything wildlife and environment-related, or anyone who simply likes getting out and about in nature. We aim to connect with others and engage with other societies and the local community, while learning more and gaining skills - all while having fun!

We are a friendly society and we believe that UWE WES is a great opportunity to make friends who share a common interest. We hope you will enjoy your time with us!

Main Sessions:

In order to follow the guidelines laid out by the Student Union, we've decided to host our sessions online! You can visit our social media pages to keep up to date on how we'll handle our sessions in the first semester.

  • Meet the Lecturers - every other month virtual informal chats with a variety of staff
  • Career Headaches - every other month virtual Q&A sessions led by people from a range of careers
  • Competitions - monthly photo competitions, pub-quizzes and a much more!
  • Webinars and Guests  - For example, Dormouse Ecology and Re-wildling and species re-introduction
  • Newsletter - Monthly online newsletter from the society and members - if you have anything you would like us to include, just contact us!

Socials and Other Events:

We also have a variety of other events outside our main sessions too.

  • Virtual chats - your chance to get to know other members!
  • Virtual movie/documentary nights - grab some popcorn and cosy up with a blanket
  • Treasure hunt - get outside either solo or in your bubble

After covid restrictions are lifted we will also have:

  • Bat walks/owl prowls
  • Trips to Bristol Zoo Gardens/ Wild Place Project/ Bristol Aquarium/ Bristol University Botanic Gardens
  • Behind the Scenes Bristol Museum Tour
  • Nature Walks
  • Moth Trapping
  • Surveying for Otters
  • Freshwater Aquatic Invertebrate Surveying
  • Dawn Chorus Walk
  • Volunteering sessions
  • End of year overnight trip to either Chester Zoo or the Eden Project
  • End of year meal

...and much more!

Social Media and Contact Information:

We are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, which will be frequently updated with the latest information on society sessions and more. We will try to update this page with the most update to date information, but our social media and newsletter are the best ways to keep up to date.

If you would like to engage with our community outside of sessions or have any questions you want to ask, feel free to join us on social media!

Is it too late to join?

Nope! You can try out the society whenever you like!

Events and newsletter are now member-only, but if you want to try out an event or newsletter, just contact us. We'll let you try out the event or newsletter for free to see if you like it!

If you would like to join us, memberships are only £4.00 for Students or £7.00 for Associates (e.g. Alumni and staff) and last until September 2021!

We hope to see you soon!

Committee:

President: Cat Baker
Vice President: Sarah Saint
Treasurer: Maisie Key
Events & Fundraising: Beth Perkins
Media & Publicity: Rebeka Nagy