Exciting News!

Exciting news! We are delighted to announce that plants from the University Grounds Team horticulturists are now being sold in the Forum’s Marketplace shop.

If you are looking to add some greenery to your life, our collection of plants has got you covered! From small succulents to towering Mother in Law’s Tongue, we’ve got plants in all shapes and sizes to suit any space. Whether you’re an experienced plant parent or just starting out, our range of plants is perfect for anyone looking to add a touch of nature to their home or office. With a variety of species to choose from, you can find a wonderful plant to fit your unique style.

Want information on how to care for your plant and keep it in good health? Just click on the QR code! (QR code is also on the sign in the shop).

Did you know that plants have been shown to have numerous health benefits? They reduce stress levels, boost productivity and some plants can purify the air! So not only will you be adding a beautiful aesthetic to your space, but you’ll also be improving your overall wellbeing.

So what are you waiting for? Check out our selection of plants today and bring a little bit of nature into your life. We guarantee you won’t regret it!

Winter Bird Survey Highlights

The results of the winter bird survey carried out by an independent consultant on our campuses have been received and we wanted to share the highlights:

Streatham Campus recorded its highest number of birds on campus since 2013/14 with 1,392 birds.

This represented 36 different bird species, 24% of which are listed on the the RSPB Red/Amber List; suggesting that the campus continues to be an important habitat for threatened species including the Grey Wagtail, Thrush, Sparrow and Redwing.

Grey Wagtail




St Luke’s Campus, although smaller than Streatham Campus, recorded 290 birds; up from the 2013/14 baseline of 236 birds and continuing an upward trent.

Out of the 19 species recorded, 6 species are listed on the RSPB Red/Amber List including the Starling which had not been recorded at Streatham Campus.


It’s great to see that the work of the Grounds Team, to manage the environment and use maintenance techniques that consider and promote biodiversity and habitat conservation, continues to deliver positive benefits for wildlife.

New St Luke’s Campus Biodiversity Trail

The St Luke’s Campus continues to provide a wide range of habitats which help support birds, insects, reptiles, mammals and aquatic life.  The habitats should not be viewed in isolation, as they help form important links and wildlife corridors to other areas of open space not owned or maintained by the University. In this respect, the campus spaces make an important contribution to biodiversity in Exeter and the wider county of Devon.

We have developed a St Luke’s Campus Biodiversity Trail which can be downloaded from our website. Please do take a walk around the campus and see the species supported throughout the year and the techniques we use to support wildlife on campus.