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Posted Wednesday 16 October 2013

New pond-dipping platform at Kingston Hill Through your generous contributions to the Opportunities Fund, a new pond-dipping platform has been installed at the Kingston Hill campus. Indeed, the search for pond life is a serious business here at Kingston. Not only will this give invaluable hands-on experience to our bio students, but with biodiversity increasingly on the curriculum for schools, the platform will help our student teachers learn how to teach pond-dipping.

The impact on the University's ecosystems will also be greatly enhanced. Amongst many others, smooth newts, caddisflies and dazzling southern hawker dragonflies have been recorded this year. And as the pond's health continues to improve with regular management the habitat will naturally become more diverse and attract a greater range of wildlife, and who knows, perhaps a former resident will return, the incredibly rare great crested newt.

Make a donation to the Opportunities Fund and support more projects like this. Or if you need more information contact Jason Barlow, the Annual Fund manager on 020 8417 3112 or at

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