Masters courses - new for 2014!
You can now apply to take an MRes in Ecology and Environment, Evolution and Behaviour, or Plant and Microbial Biology - find out more
Congratulations to Bryony Page - one of our biology Undergraduates - for taking individual gold at the Trampolining world cup in Denamark on the 7th October. Her success was very well deserved especially given that she was pitted against the 2008 and 2012 Olympic champions.
Well done Bryony - we are really proud of you!
Scurfield Memorial Bursary
Applications are now open for undergraduate and postgraduate students to apply for funding for a research project in the areas of Botany, Ecology or Environmental Science. Bursaries are awarded in the range of £300-£600.
More information about the Bursary and how to apply can be found at www.shef.ac.uk/aps/scurfield
Fascinating bird book hopes to wing top award
Congratulations to Professor Tim Birkhead, whose latest book Bird Sense has been short-listed for the 2013 Royal Society Winton Science Book Prize. The winning book will be announced on 25 November 2013.
Academic honoured for world-changing scientific research
Congratulations to Dr Duncan Cameron who has been honoured at the World Economic Forum for the impact of his research which translates plant science into practical, agricultural technologies. Dr Cameron is one of 40 scientists from across the world to be awarded the title of Young Scientist for his transformational role in integrating scientific knowledge and technological innovation to improve the state of the world.
We are pleased to announce that the department has received an Athena Swan Silver Award. Thanks go out to Lorraine Maltby and the Athena Swan team.
"I am absolutely delighted that APS has received the Athena Swan Silver award. This is a department whose culture is naturally rooted in inclusivity. We recognise and celebrate that whilst aspiring to being even better." Professor Mike Siva-Jothy, Head of Department.
Professor Tim Birkhead has been named UK Bioscience Teacher of the Year by the UK Society of Biology in honour of three decades of inspirational teaching matched by a longstanding passion for field research. Tim has been central in spreading good teaching practice throughout APS and his commitment is a reflection of the attitude of all staff involved in teaching.
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