Nature on Campus – art exhibition and competition

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Following on from our successful BioArt day https://uglosbioscience.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/bioart-day-a-first-for-biosciences/
the Biosciences team will be running an art exhibition and competition aimed at highlighting the diversity of nature on our campuses.
Our campuses are not just beautiful and pleasant places to study and work; they are also valuable wildlife habitats for a variety of plant and animal life. Our Park campus has over 900 trees, the oldest dating to around 1831. There is also a wide abundance of flowers supporting a variety of insect including many butterflies and bees. The Park is also home to small mammals bees, bats and array of birds including Mallard and the Common Kingfisher on the lake. Francis Close Hall has over 20 species of trees supporting many birds and squirrels. There is even the occasional hedgehog and fox. With water, trees and grass, the Oxstalls campus is a potential haven on the outskirts of Gloucester.

The Nature on Campus exhibition and competition aims to inspire our students to explore and document the nature that is found on all of our campuses. It is also an opportunity to document the wildlife of our local area seen during University field trips and placements.

The competition is open to ALL current University of Gloucestershire students. Work will be exhibited in the Chapel at Francis Close Hall from Monday 24th March (11am) to Wednesday 26th March (4pm). The exhibition will be open to all between those dates, from 10am to 4pm. Judging for the competition will take place between 11am and 1pm on Tuesday 25th March.
Prizes will be awarded in 4 categories and gives students the opportunity to hone their photography and drawing skills.
• Best Photo (General) – all photos submitted in this category must have been taken on any of the university’s campuses, the local area, or taken while on a university field trip or placement.
Photo (Campus) – all photos submitted in this category must have been taken on any of the University of Gloucestershire’s campuses.
• Best Illustration / Painting – work submitted in this category must be based on the natural world, animal or plant life of any of the university’s campuses, the local area, a university field trip or placement.
• Best Submission by a Biology-related Student – this can either be a photo or illustration/painting taken of, or based on, the natural world, animal or plant life of any of the university’s campuses, the local area, or taken while on a university field trip or placement. All entrants in this category must be a current undergraduate or postgraduate student studying for a Biology degree at the University of Gloucestershire.
This competition is open to all University of Gloucestershire students.
For more details, competition rules and entry forms visit our website
http://insight.glos.ac.uk/academicschools/nss/natureoncampus/Pages/default.aspx

You can also follow us on Twitter @natureoncampus

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