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

A day in the life of an Education Officer at Flamingo Land

Lindsay Taylor graduated from Manchester in 2012 with a Bsc in Zoology with Industrial experience. As the name suggests, a Zoology degree tends to open up job opportunities that involve work with animals and immediately after completing her degree, Lindsay secured a job at Blackpool Zoo as a Seasonal Education Assistant. Since then, she’s had a … More A day in the life of an Education Officer at Flamingo Land

My undergraduate research: why blood is thicker than water for mating roosters

Conducted as part of an undergraduate placement year project at The University of Manchester, a study published in the journal Behavioural Ecology has shown that male domestic fowl are less aggressive towards related males than they are to unrelated males when competing for mates. Recently-graduated BSc Biology with Industrial/Professional Experience student, Charlotte Rosher, explains her research. … More My undergraduate research: why blood is thicker than water for mating roosters