Tag: University of Gloucestershire

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…

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…

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…

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…

Past island landscapes revealed by pollen

The vegetation history of a small island off the south west coast of Wales has long puzzled visitors and archaeologists. In late spring, Skomer Island is carpeted with bluebells, a species normally associated with woodlands, especially ancient natural…

Holly Tipper’s genetics research bursary

In summer vacations over the past few years we’ve been able offer students the opportunity to join our research teams. Here Holly Tipper writes about her experience of working on one of our research projects. During the summer of 2013, after…

Julia Webb talks forensics to Womens Institute

All the biosciences lecturers have activities outside lectures; it keeps us up to date with current research (enabling us to provide interesting and stimulating lectures), broadens our interests, promotes the university and the biosciences degrees to a wider…

#uniglos student lands DPhil at Oxford

HUGE congratulations from the Biosciences team to Mel Evans on landing this great postgraduate research position! Very well deserved after three years of dedication to her studies. Here Mel writes about the experience of applying for a doctoral position…

Dissertation focus: Shantelle Dandy’s project on gene expression in bacteria

There are many opportunities to undertake microbial and molecular projects on the Biosciences courses at the University of Gloucestershire. For my dissertation I focused on molecular biology, on a project entitled ‘Investigating the methylation of genes differentially expressed…

Planet Ant Nominated for Royal Television Society Award

For a month, Professor Adam Hart of the University of Gloucestershire and entomologist Dr George McGavin captured every aspect of life in a colony of ants.  They used time-lapse cameras, microscopes and radio tracking technology to bring us…