The Grounds Maintenance Team are responsible for maintaining all 360 acres of UEA land and work hard to ensure it remains one of the best and most bio-diverse campuses in the UK.
The UEA landscape is made up of the following:
- Fen Marsh
- Mesotrophic Lake
- Pristine Chalk - River Yare
and is home to the following wildlife and vegetation:
- Great Crested Grebe
- 500 year old Oaks
The grounds are also used for study and research by various Schools within the University, and the Grounds maintenance team work closely with these Schools, as well as other agencies and a dedicated Student Volunteer force.
Working with the other agencies and the student volunteers has allowed much of the conservation work to have been carried out, assisting in maintaining this beautiful landscape and environment.
UEA is constantly looking into better ways to maintain and invest in the maintenance of its natural environment, of which it is very proud.
Award winning campus
The university has previously won two awards in the annual Britain in Bloom competition.
The UEA Wildlife Trail opened in February 2012 with funding from the Big Lottery Community Wildlife Fund.
The Wildlife Trail helps to inform and engage people with the wildlife and provide a route through the site that is enjoyable, educational and sympathetic to the sensitivity of the natural environment with information boards and re-usable leaflets.
There are four sections to the trail covering different habitats, using existing pathways around the campus and river valley.
- Trail 1: Fen and Wet Woodland
- Trail 2: Woodland and Grass Meadow
- Trail 3: UEA Broad
- Trail 4: The Yare Valley
- Trail map