Month: February 2014

Adam’s European Adventure

Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been around much this last week and by way of explanation for my absence I thought I’d write this blog post. I’m also hoping it might give some insight…

Graduate Focus: Elle Daley’s laboratory job

Elle graduated from Biosciences at University of Gloucestershire in the summer of 2013. She has recently started a job as a laboratory technician for Southern Microbiological Services in Somerset. Here, Elle explains what her new job involves and…

Shooting ants – the wonder of time-lapse

If you venture up to Adam’s office then tread lightly! Set up on a table is a delicate long term study of leafcutting ants. Photographer Ayub Khan, who accompanied us to Cranham in induction week and ran the…

Nature on Campus – art exhibition and competition

  Following on from our successful BioArt day https://uniofglos.blog/bioscience/2014/01/30/bioart-day-a-first-for-biosciences/ the Biosciences team will be running an art exhibition and competition aimed at highlighting the diversity of nature on our campuses. Our campuses are not just beautiful and pleasant…

Which nest box is best for birds? Gloucestershire data in pan-European nest box study

Nestboxes are used by many avian biologists to study bird breeding. They are useful in that species often choose nestboxes in preference to natural sites when they have the choice. This means that if there are a lot…

Going quackers!

One of the Biosciences Postgraduate Research Students, Christina Catlin-Groves, is researching duck species distribution in Gloucestershire as part of her PhD research into recording species distribution and ecology. She is supervised by Anne Goodenough and Adam Hart. Christina…

Shantelle & Tom’s microbiology internship

Last year we had the opportunity to work alongside Dr Bethan Stallwood and Dr Anne Goodenough on a project looking into the microbial load of pied flycatchers (Ficedula hypoleuca) and their nest boxes from different locations in Hereford…

Biosciences Careers Panel

Today saw another first for Biosciences at UGlos: our first Careers Panel. The panel aimed to help give our students advice and guidance from professionals working within the biological industries. The panel was comprised of Professor Adam Hart…

Final year students loose in London – pickled moles, dinosaurs and the Houses of Parliament

On 31st Jan, the Biosciences students at the University of Gloucestershire had a fascinating visit to London museums and the Houses of Parliament. Students taking the third year Parasitology module visited the Wellcome Trust museum. The collection houses…