College of Life and Environmental Sciences

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Dedicated to exploring and learning about the diversity and evolutionary challenges of life in all its forms, the College of Life and Environmental Sciences uses training, fieldwork and excellent facilities to enable students to learn generic and discipline-specific skills while studying exciting topics – ranging from ecology through to cancer research and forensic psychology

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High quality, specialist programmes underpinned by world-leading research.

Postgraduate study 

Excellent opportunities through links with healthcare, industry and government; both UK and overseas.

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The Conversation: Will 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics fall victim to mega-event syndrome?

The Conversation: Will 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics fall victim to mega-event syndrome?
Description
Beijing has successfully fought off Almaty, Kazakhstan for the 2022 Winter Olympics. China's capital forged ahead with its bid despite concerns that its games will take place over an unprecedented geographical area and will require a set of colossal construction projects, and now the work will begin.
Date:
31 July 2015

Biosciences Professor receives prestigious Royal Society award

Biosciences Professor receives prestigious Royal Society award
Description
Professor Robin May, Lister Fellow and Professor of Infectious Disease at the School of Biosciences, has been appointed as a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder. The Royal Society is the UK's national academy of science.
Date:
31 July 2015

The Conversation: 'Is this really Europe?': refugees in Calais speak of desperate conditions

The Conversation: 'Is this really Europe?': refugees in Calais speak of desperate conditions
Description
Cameron has pledged that the UK government will do everything it can to deal with this situation, but sitting in the detritus of the Calais camp, it is clear that the real crisis is humanitarian and is being fatally overlooked.
Date:
30 July 2015

Grant from the Bial Foundation to examine hallucinatory anomalous body experiences

Grant from the Bial Foundation to examine hallucinatory anomalous body experiences
Description
Dr Jason Braithwaite (pictured right) has been awarded a grant for €41,600 from the Bial Foundation to examine anomalous body experiences in non-clinical populations.
Date:
29 July 2015
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