Tag: BSc Biology

Life after UoG: Holly Tipper on PhD, and coming back to teach at UoG

What do you want to do when you leave UoG? Do you know yet? I thought I knew quite early on in my degree – maybe even before my degree – but I’ve changed my mind more times…

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Plastic Pollution in Gull Colonies – Meg’s Dissertation Journey… so far

So, you know when you’re about to start third year and you realise this is the year when you do your dissertation and it’s the biggest assignment of your whole university degree? Yeah, so that moment hits you…

When things go ‘jump’ in the night… a puffling’s first flight to sea revealed by thermal imaging 

Emily Burford (BSc!) writes about her dissertation project using thermal imaging to study seabird biology, appropriately at the peak fledging time for puffin chicks, known as ‘pufflings’… I visited Skomer Island during July last year to start my…

Puffins in peril? Matt Wood on seabird populations

Our academics aren’t just pretty good lecturers (we’re ranked 4th in the UK by the Guardian for Biosciences), they’re also involved in research that’s important at both national and international levels. We think this strong research activity underpins our excellence in teaching….

Taking the bait – Jess on her dissertation research project

A key feature of our undergraduate bioscience degrees is the opportunity to carry out their own research project, a great employability experience for students working closely with staff. Here, Jess DuMoulin talks about her research project… For my…

Consistency pays in a long-lived albatross

Biosciences research fellow Samantha Patrick writes about a her new paper, out today in Biology Letters, Our new study demonstrates that consistency pays in a long lived albatross. We used high resolution GPS tracking devices to monitor the…

Turning recycling into bee-utiful homes for insects

Tuesday’s Induction Week project was an engaging and creative collaboration between our new first year students in Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology & Environmental Science, and Landscape Architecture. Their task: to create ‘bee hotels’ from a pile of household recycling including bits…

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Dissertation student studies nationally important swift population at #uniglos

The swifts returned to the University of Gloucestershire in early May, filling the air with their excited screams and inviting me outside while I was supposed to be revising! It was too hard to resist sticking my head out…

UoG Biosciences rides high in 2015 Guardian University Guide

The new Guardian University Guide for 2015 has just been published and it contains some excellent news for Biosciences courses at the University of Gloucestershire. The league table for biosciences ranks us 11th out of the 99 institutions…

Cotswold meadow butterflies with @gloswildlife

Recently I attended one of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust‘s (GWT) new wildlife ID courses. The adventure focused on Cotswold Meadow Butterflies. The weather was perfect and the butterflies were out in force. Before heading to Daneway Banks (an area of land…