Tag: biology

Striding out with equine dissertation

For my dissertation project, I chose to investigate how a rider can influence the movement of a horse; specifically how the position of the leg affects equine biomechanics. This sounds really complex but it basically means that I…

The American cockroach and me!

Dissertation projects are a central feature of our bioscience degrees, a great opportunity to work on your own research project with support from the lecturers and technicians. Here, Trev Boreham writes about his project on personality in… cockroaches?!…

Alex Faria on his dissertation project

One of our class of 2015, Alex Faria, tells us about his dissertation project, and offers some great tips for those doing their own projects. At the beginning of my final year I had no idea what dissertation…

Precipitation and prosimians: Claire Wheeler on her dissertation project

Claire writes about her own research project for her final year dissertation: a study into the effects of weather and visitor number on Ring-tailed lemurs in a walk-through zoo enclosure During the winter months of October- November 2014, I observed…

Graduate Chris Hatcher on teaching evolution in schools

Chris Hatcher, one of our recent graduates, writes about his job at the University of Reading as part of a research team working on the introduction of evolution to the curriculum in Primary Schools.  I am helping to implement the statutory “Evolution…