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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…

Students raise funds for rhinos

Field courses are a highlight of our degree courses. Here, three of our final year students write about their 2015 trip to South Africa and some fundraising by @UoGBioSociety. The 2016 trip leaves on Saturday 7 May, and you can keep in…

Pip Myram on her dream job: field guide in South Africa

My name is Pip Myram and I graduated in 2014 from the University of Gloucestershire with a First Class degree in Animal Biology. I am now taking up the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work in South Africa as an…

Space for nature: birds and building works at Francis Close Hall campus

FCH campus has some beautiful Victorian buildings, and they’ve been getting some much needed TLC this summer; Cotswold stone walls repointed, windows replaced, guttering renovated. All this work is being done mindful of the nature that makes its…

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…

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…

Environmental Pollution and Remediation Field Trip – where there’s muck, there’s brass!

Masters students and staff from the Environmental Pollution and Remediation module (NS7907) had a fantastic site visit to Sandford Farm in Reading last week. The purpose of the trip was to examine the pollution that had occurred on the site, and discuss the remediation…