Swimming, studying and securing a first: Five years I’ll never forget

Writing assignments to tight deadlines is tough at the best of times, throw in that you’re competing across the world for Team GB as a para-swimmer and things get slightly more difficult. Welcome to the world of Rosie Bancroft, a Zoology graduate from the class of 2019 who managed to juggle her elite level swimming … More Swimming, studying and securing a first: Five years I’ll never forget

Placement Perspectives: ‘Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside…’

In a new series of blogs entitled, ‘Placement Perspectives’, we take a look at how some of our Bioscience students who have elected to do a year of industrial/professional experience are getting on. We got in touch with Lydia Grimshaw, who is now in the third year of her BSc in Zoology, to see how she’s been enjoying her chosen … More Placement Perspectives: ‘Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside…’

Costa Rica: Tropical Ecosystems Field Course – Week two

The opportunity to travel abroad is something that is available on many courses within the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health and Zoology is no different. The Costa Rica Field Course is available to all second year Zoology students at the University and is a trip not to be missed. The chance to visit various … More Costa Rica: Tropical Ecosystems Field Course – Week two

Costa Rica: Tropical Ecosystems Field Course – Week one

The opportunity to travel abroad is something that is available on many courses within the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health and Zoology is no different. The Costa Rica Field Course is available to all second year Zoology students at the University and is a trip not to be missed. The chance to visit various … More Costa Rica: Tropical Ecosystems Field Course – Week one

UoM to the BBC

From being a student in Manchester, to travelling around the world making documentaries with the likes of the BBC, Zoology graduate, Peter Fison has seen it all. Here, he talks us through how he got his big break in natural history television, the less glamorous side of film-making and how Manchester’s football teams helped him to … More UoM to the BBC

Zoology placement South Africa: my year on (what looks like!) Mars

Jennifer Thomson, Bsc Zoology with Industrial Experience student, is coming towards the end of her placement year in South Africa. Its involved tough working hours, 45 degree heat, and little contact with friends and family back home. On the face of it, Jennifer’s’ placement sounds like an ordeal, however, it’s quite the opposite – she’s dreading coming home! … More Zoology placement South Africa: my year on (what looks like!) Mars