Key Dates

Applications Open - 30th January 2020

Applications Close - 7th June 2020

Programme Start - 19th July 2020

Programme End - 2nd August 2020

What's Included

Included within the programme fee:

  • Meet and Greet Transfer from Airport
  • Half-board, En-Suite Accommodation on Campus
  • Academic Sessions from Faculty, Students and Professionals
  • Application Guidance
  • Field Trips
  • Exciting Social Programme
  • Welfare and Support Team
  • Return Transfer
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Given the threats faced by our planet, it has never been more important to equip young people with ecological skills and knowledge. This two week programme is aimed at students with a passion for science and an interest in understanding the natural world. The course will provide a taster of what it is like to study ecological subjects at University level and will include practical field and laboratory teaching, as well as talks from world leading researchers and external environmental organisations.

Our Biosciences pathway looks at the use of ecology to change the world from several different angles. The pathway is set over our two world-leading campuses with Penryn campus as the Centre for Ecology and Conservation and Streatham campus as the focus on biology and chemistry. The programme brings together the whole theme of ecology to look at how different specialisms can help to give us a brighter future and save our planet.

The pathway involves research talks and workshops from academics including those in our world leading Environment and Sustainability Institute in Penryn and from our world class Living Systems Institute in Streatham. There are also several field trips and the transformation of our local area into ‘living laboratories’ to put into use the skills learnt inside the classroom into the real world of nature.

The course will include a visit to the world famous eco attraction; The Eden project, and a boat trip to showcase the importance of marine conservation.

Example topics covered include*:

  • The Environment and Sustainability
  • Conservation
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Molecular Biology
  • Marine Biology
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Evolutionary Cell Biology
  • Aquaculture and Physiology

The pathway will include visits from professionals in the field, researchers and graduate students to discuss the different career options available with a degree in Biosciences and aim to give more insight into the different fields of biosciences, particularly ecology.

The global project will be an independent research project in groups to go through a situation facing the world currently and give students an experience of what challenges and rewards they may face with a future in biosciences.