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Hedgehog Friendly Campus & Schools,

helping hedgehogs starts with you.

"Hedgehog Friendly Campus is an innovative programme designed to help soften the blow of the ecological emergency.  

Steve Frampton, Association Of Colleges.

About HFC

Designed to protect hedgehogs


Designed to enhance hedgehog habitat


Designed to educate others on how they can help

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Helping a
species in need

Hedgehogs are vulnerable to extinction in Britain, due to habitat loss, development, roads and garden hazards. There are now thought to be fewer than one million hedgehogs left.

Hedgehogs have declined between 30-75% since 2000 in rural areas. City dwelling hedgehog numbers appear to be recovering after a long period of decline but there is more work to be done.

Whether your campus is green or urban, you can help to bring hedgehogs back from the brink.

What's involved?

What is 

Hedgehog Friendly Campus & Schools gives awards to universities, FE colleges, secondary and primary schools who complete actions from our hedgehog-friendly toolkit.

You’ll use our bespoke toolkit full of various hedgehog-friendly actions.

What will I be

From litter picks and hedgehog surveys, to campaigning and blogging, there’s something for every campus.

Watch the video below to see what’s been happening at Bath Spa University, one of our hedgehog-friendly campuses.

What support
do I get?

As well as access to our toolkit and a digital certificate, institutions will get hedgehog-friendly training delivered by us, resources and guidance.

Want to run a hedgehog survey, help to raise awareness or even make some hedgehog-friendly habitats? We can help!

Still not yet convinced? Read what our
Hedgehog Champions & Ambassadors think!

What is a Hedgehog Champion?

A Hedgehog Champion is a staff member or student who will lead their Hedgehog Friendly Campus team. You will be the main point of contact for your campus Hedgehog Friendly Campus programme.

What is a Hedgehog Ambassador?

A Hedgehog Ambassador is a staff member or student who helps their Hedgehog Friendly Campus team to make positive changes for hedgehogs on campus.

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Anina, Sussex University
Hedgehog Champion

“Hedgehog Friendly Campus was invaluable in helping me to get a job as Hedgehog Street Intern at the People's Trust for Endangered Species.”

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Helen, Lord Deramore's Primary School Hedgehog Champion

"We are proud of everything we’ve achieved but more importantly, making a real difference to hedgehogs on the school grounds and helping to educate children and their families so they can do their bit. We enjoyed planning and working on the vast range of activities and projects that the Hedgehog Friendly Schools criteria suggest."

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David, Greenwich University
Hedgehog Champion

“HFC provides a platform to engage students and staff in why our natural landscape is so important, and shows how small changes can generating a lasting impact”.

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You could even claim a Student Hedgehog

Ambassador digital badge for your CV!

Are you a university or college student that has taken part in Hedgehog Friendly Campus this year? If so, you may be eligible for a Student Hedgehog Ambassador digital badge from us. Please fill in this form carefully to claim.


A digital badge is a validated indicator of your skills or experience and can be used when you're applying for jobs! Badges are issued to student volunteers that have met the eligibility criteria. Find out more about the badge here.

Our champions & ambassadors

So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch today and start your journey to a be hedgehog friendly

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