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SBCS Students Attend Future Scientists Field Trip

From 4 - 8 June, 20 School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) students from across all of the SBCS disciplines attended a ‘Future Scientists’ fieldtrip at the Field Studies Centre (FSC), in Millport, Scotland. Funding for the fieldtrip was provided by the Sheina Marshall Memorial Fund.

14 June 2018

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Aligned with the themes of the QMUL Model, the field trip was designed to help improve student employability after graduation. Students covered a wide range of topics: chemicals and the environment (COSHH, water quality, environmental sampling); health & safety (risk assessment, manual handling, COSHH); good academic practice (scientific writing and referencing, report structure, writing styles); experimental design & data handling;  business operations of a Field Studies Centre (education & teaching of field studies, hospitality, administration, maintenance);conservation & animal welfare, including an overview of current UK environmental legislation; plus a careers workshop helping students to improve their CVs, write cover letters, interview practice, and tips on how to get a ‘foot in the door’ with science jobs.

Feedback from students has been incredibly positive!

“A fastastic course delivered by excellent teaching staff!”

“I learnt a lot due to the linking of scientific theory and practical experience.”

“The best education trip ever!”

“I feel ready to take on this competitive dog eat dog world!”

 

 

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