Hello and welcome to the Department of Biosciences. Our Department is a community that includes academic staff, experimental officers, professional support staff, teaching technicians, postdoctoral scientists, and also you, our postgraduate and undergraduate students. What we share is a passion for biosciences education and research. You are at the start of your University journey and will begin at the ‘education’ end of the spectrum. However, we are not merely teaching with you as a passive recipient of knowledge; we train you to think and understand the natural world. We will, almost immediately, start to equip you with the skills to perform research in biosciences. By the time you graduate, you will have seen the cutting edge of contemporary biosciences. The skills you develop are not only applicable to the biosciences; you can take these skills into employment in any sector as we are training you as active thinkers and the leaders of tomorrow. Your course is a challenge that I hope you will embrace because we are living in a golden age for biosciences research. Good luck! Professor Martin Cann, Head of Department
Steve Willis and Alke Voskamp have just published an article on Isipedia on the impacts of climate change emission reductions on biodiversity; https://t.co/5NeZP0lSBT— Durham BioSciences (@DurBiol) July 23, 2021
Steve Willis and Alke Voskamp have just published an article on Isipedia on the impacts of climate change emission reductions on biodiversity; https://t.co/5NeZP0lSBT
I started a BSc, switched to a master’s, then began a PhD.
My supervisor, research group and progress committee have been hugely supportive as I’ve learnt new techniques in the last 3 years.
The department is a great place to study a discipline which seems more important now than ever. The chance to teach other students and represent them on various committees has been very rewarding.
But I’m most grateful for the friends made via the department, which often extend beyond Durham.
Once your acceptance form has been processed, you'll receive emails from our IT service with your CIS login and password. You'll need these to enrol online. After this, over the next few weeks, look out for emails from Biosciences. These emails will include information on module registration and will guide you through further steps for your course.
Next steps: once you have completed enrolment you will be able to access our virtual learning environment (Blackboard Learn Ultra) where you will find your induction course and the Biosciences sharepoint site which contains key resources for your studies in Biosciences at Durham.
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