Our first event of the conservation calendar will be a picnic at Ashton Court on Sunday 25th September. Join us for fun and food and feel free to bring your friends. We are meeting at 2pm by the Clifton Suspension Bridge. If the the is unkind we will head to a pub instead. You can join our Facebook event page here.
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We hope you all have had a great summer and are looking forward the new academic year. Things are starting with the Welcome Week and we will be at the Welcome Fair on Durdham Down on Friday 23rd September, 10am-5pm.
Whether you are a Fresher or returning to University, looking to join for the first time or again, we look forward to seeing you. If you are at interested or would just like to drop in for a chat please we will be at our stall, with biscuits to share of course!
You can also sign up for the mailing list by emailing our webmaster, Christopher and join for on £3 by visiting our Bristol SU page. If you were a member last year do not forget you will sign-up again for this one!
Now the summer is over it is time for Welcome Week (i.e. Freshers’ Week) to herald the new academic year – one that is, as always, sure to be packed with Conservation fun. We will be at our stall at the Welcome Fair at the Harbourside on Friday 25th September, 11am – 5pm.
Whether a Fresher or a returning student, be sure to pay us a visit there and sign up to our mailing list; we will happily answer any queries you have and let you know why BUCG is a great group to join. Membership is available on our UBU page for only £5.
Update: Thanks to all those who paid us a visit at the Fair. Almost 100 more of you signed up to our mailing list and we hope to see you on upcoming trips. Overall a successful evening.
If you missed us at the Welcome Fair why not drop by and meet us at our stall at the Volunteering Fair? This Fair takes place at the Anson Rooms on Thursday 2nd October at 5:30-7:30pm. We’ll be on hand to answer your questions and add you to the mailing list if your interested in joining.
Update: We managed to get a decent amount of scrub cleared. It was good to see plenty of new faces and we hope to see you on subsequent events.
The first proper conservation trips of the year are open to non-members and members alike. This is a great way to find out first-hand more about what we do if you are considering joining. These taster trips to Providence Plantation – a piece of university-owned woodland near Long Ashton to the west of the city.
The management of Providence Plantation is an ongoing, long-term project with which BUCG is heavily involved. We aim to improve the biodiversity of the site while allowing the public to enjoy the wood.
Tasks for the day will most likely include: bramble removal, butterfly glade construction, path maintenance and coppicing.
These taster trips will take place on Sunday 5th October, 10am-4pm and Wednesday 8th October, 1-5pm. If you want to attend one of these days please email Jess by 5pm on Friday 3rd October or Sunday 5th October respectively.
We will meet at Bristol Bus Station and travel by bus to the wood. So unless you are making your own way there by bike be sure to bring money for the bus fare. A student day ticket is £2.80 (£4 without discount). The event itself is free.
Update: We met lots of potential new members (as well as some familiar faces) at the Welcome Fair. Plenty of interested people signed up to the mailing list. We hope to see you all at future events.
Now that September is upon us the cool of autumn is ushering out the summer. Of course this heralds the beginning of a new academic year starting of with a fun, frantic Welcome week!
As always BUCG will be at the Welcome Fair, Friday 26th September, 11am-6pm at the Harbourside. We will be welcoming new and returning members so be sure to stop by for a chat. Whether you are Fresher or just not been a member before, this is a great chance to find out about what we do, sign up to our mailing list if your interested or join right away. Of course if you were a member before don’t forget to rejoin this year!
We will be holding a number of new events at the beginning of term to get the ball rolling again for the year. Details about them will be posted here and sent around the mailing list.