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Outdoor classroom

Boasting a stunning 200-hectare estate of farmland, woodland and streams in the heart of rural Nottinghamshire, our Brackenhurst Campus will truly take your education beyond the classroom. Whichever course you're on, our beautiful estate provides a wealth of practical experience and the perfect outdoor learning environment for your research and field work.

Level 3 Countryside Management Facility Tour
Conservation and Ecology Facility Tour

A wildlife haven

Not only are you surrounded by beautiful countryside at Brackenhurst, but the estate is also home to a wide variety of wildlife. Some of the species you might be lucky enough to spot here include badgers, bats, owls, merlin, sparrow hawk, buzzard, kestrel, buzzard, hobby, red kite, peregrine falcon, yellow hammer, tree sparrow, house sparrow, bullfinch, great crested newt, smooth newt, wood mouse, field vole, bank vole hare and many more.

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Our Weather Station

Here at Brackenhurst we have an onsite weather station, which provides opportunities for meteorological research at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our Weather Station consists of several components including an Adcon weather station with sensors for soil temperature and moisture, wind speed and direction, air temperature, and relative humidity, and a solarimeter along with a Pluvio rain gauge. As well as a separate Casella automatic tipping bucket rain gauge, to give greater precision.

Watch the live data feed from the weather station.

Protecting the environment

As one of the UK's most environmentally friendly universities, Brackenhurst is the crown jewel in NTU's commitment to sustainability.

Part of the DEFRA Environmental Stewardship Scheme, our farm promotes sustainable land use and management, integrating modern farming techniques with conservation work.

Outdoor classroom

  • Subject area: Animal, equine and wildlife
  • Category: Learning tools and spaces; Research; Animal/Veterinary
  • Location: Brackenhurst Campus

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