Month: January 2014

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BioArt Day – a first for Biosciences

 This Wednesday the Biosciences team hosted the University’s first BioArt day. This was arranged for our undergraduate students to work with professional wildlife artists, Ayub Khan (http://www.aminart.co.uk/) and Cath Hodsman (http://www.cathhodsmanwildlifeartist.com/). Over 20 students attended and gained valuable…

Crossing countries: Exchange students’ views of Biosciences

  Every year, Biosciences hosts exchange students from other institutions, either from America as part of the BCA programme or from Europe through Erasmus. These students often take just one or two science modules as part of a…

Linking research and teaching

The Higher Education Academy has just awarded a grant to Biosciences, Geography and Social Science academics at the University of Gloucestershire to increase links between research and teaching.  The grant allows staff to explore ways of linking teaching…

Who checks the quality of your degree course?

Universities have a fair bit of independence about what and how they teach – allowing them to offer distinctive courses that students will value – but is there any quality control? External examiners review courses annually to check…

New research at UGlos on seabird behaviour at sea

An article just out in Oikos, shows that individual gannets respond differently to cues that they encounter at sea.  Some birds seem to like areas rich in small crustaceans, and so will increase the amount of time they…