Tag: student experience

The work-life balance: thoughts from Institute Director Prof. Dan Haydon

Striking the ideal work-life balance is a challenge faced by many in academia. Here, Institute Director Professor Dan Haydon shares his thoughts on this thorny topic.

Celebrating 90 years of Zoological Enthusiasm

This year the University of Glasgow’s Zoological Society (ZooSoc) celebrated its 90th anniversary (maybe). Join Prof. Roger Downie as he guides you through the rich history of zoological study at the University and the foundation of the GU ZooSoc. A few recent presidents of the society also share their fondest memories of their term in office.

Enjoying the SCENEry

Living at the SCENE field station offers many magical moments given its wild setting. In this post Behind the SCENE’s Angus Lothian tells us us about some of his favourite adventures and shares his most memorable photos.

Tracking salmon from the journals to the sea

SCENE has been a part of many collaborations over the years, including the IBIS project, which is coming to an end this summer. IBIS spanned Ireland and Scotland, creating many opportunities for high quality research focusing on freshwater and marine environments. Masters student Angus Lothian is hoping to carry on that tradition as he travels to northern Scotland to follow […]

Birds and Trees: Doing Research in SCENE’s woodlands

SCENE has been home to many research projects over the years. While many of these have been short studies focused on individual researchers’ interests, some study systems have provided a wealth of possibilities leading to decades of detailed and diverse research projects. One such system is the blue tit population inhabiting the woodlands around the research station. Masters student Simon […]

Making SCENE tick: The whirlwind efforts of Rona Brennan

The cast and crew of SCENE work hard in many differing roles, from making sure the aquaria are working correctly to setting up visitor days and stays—each a vital part of bringing the facility to life. At the end of 2015 three of our Masters students (Eleanor, Angus and Simon) introduced us to their new blogging initiative—Behind the SCENE. This month […]

Episode 35: Masters of Science—Mastering Research

Welcome to the third and final episode in our special three-part series of podcasts: “MASTERS OF SCIENCE (and Research)”. Here, Naturally Speaking’s James Burgon (@JamesBurgon) and Karen Hotopp (@KarenHotopp) are taking on the Institute’s three Masters courses one by one: MSc. in Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation and Epidemiology MSc. Animal Welfare Science, Ethics & Law MRes. Ecology & Environmental Biology What […]