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 dissertation project on how light pollution might affect puffling behaviour.    I was told that it was … Continue reading When things go ‘jump’ in the night… a puffling’s first flight to sea revealed by thermal imaging 

Life on a Knife Edge; The Battle for Legal Trade in Rhino Horn

In the first of two posts about our recent field course in South Africa, second-year Animal Biology student Louise Chiverton writes about the complex issues around rhino poaching... “How emotional can it be? We all know what happens; poachers take the horn, rhinos die – circle of life and all that.” These were the naïve … Continue reading Life on a Knife Edge; The Battle for Legal Trade in Rhino Horn

Mollie Courtney – animal biologist and international athlete!

The University of Gloucestershire is a great place to study biosciences, especially if you're into sport. Here, one of our first year student writes about combining her sporting success with academic studies... I have been involved in athletics since the age of 9, since when I've been competing for Cheltenham & County Harriers for Hurdles and … Continue reading Mollie Courtney – animal biologist and international athlete!

Lucy on life at UoG and winning the OUP ‘Achievement in Biosciences’ prize

I cannot believe that my three years studying BSc Biology at UoG are over! My time here has been exhilarating, full of ups and downs but with the help of the lecturers, staff and fellow students I feel I have developed beyond belief, both as a scientist and potential employee. Looking back to the very … Continue reading Lucy on life at UoG and winning the OUP ‘Achievement in Biosciences’ prize

Rachel Tapping: our prize-winning #UnexpectedScientist

At UGlosBioscience, our dissertation projects are the capstone of our degrees and the chance to do your own original science project, with support from our academics and technicians. Here, one of our disseration students writes about some fringe benefits of working on her project...! Doing a microbiology dissertation has required me to spend countless hours … Continue reading Rachel Tapping: our prize-winning #UnexpectedScientist

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 touch via the Twitter hashtag #UoGMankwe Recently we held a fundraiser in the campus bar, raising £471.13 for Mankwe … Continue reading Students raise funds for rhinos