College of Life and Environmental Sciences

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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New PhD studentships available

New PhD studentships available
Description
The School is offering new PhD studentships through the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience (SHEAR) Studentship Cohort.
Date:
26 September 2017

Fitbits could lead to negative impact on pupils' well-being, study finds

Fitbits could lead to negative impact on pupils' well-being, study finds
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Pupils in secondary schools are reluctant to see fitness and health tracking devices such as Fitbits introduced into Physical Exercise lessons in schools and the device could potentially cause a negative impact on students' overall well-being, research led by the University of Birmingham has found.
Date:
22 September 2017

Biosciences scholar brings back the medals for GB

Biosciences scholar brings back the medals for GB
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Jonny Davies, third year Biochemistry student and University of Birmingham sport scholar, last week bought home 2 medals for the GB Athletics team at the World University Games in Taipei.
Date:
12 September 2017

Ancient footprints in Crete challenge theory of human evolution

Ancient footprints in Crete challenge theory of human evolution
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Dr Susannah Thorpe of the School of Biosciences writes in The Conversation about the discovery of some 50 footprints at Trachilos in Crete that are nearly 6m-years-old. It looks like they may be from a hominin – a member of the human species after separation from the chimpanzee lineage
Date:
08 September 2017

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