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Student Services Revision Relaxation


Starting on 2 May, Student Services is having a week of fun and relaxing events and activities including meditation, arts & crafts, free coffee and donuts, games, and there are rumours of some adorable furry animals making an appearance…check out the Facebook event for more details!

Postgrad/final year undergrad ceilidh!

The School of Biology Ceilidh is taking place on Friday 29th April (7:30PM ’til late) in the St Andrews United Social Club on Langlands Road.

There is a (cheap) bar and food will be served.

Tickets are £6 and available from the offices at BMS, SOI and Harold Mitchell.

The ceilidh is open to final year undergraduates, PhD students and all staff.

Summer Work Shadowing

The Careers Centre runs a work shadowing programme every summer and winter where interested students have the opportunity to shadow a professional in their workplace. At some point during the summer break, between June 30th and September 1st, you will have the chance to shadow someone in an interested industry or sector for one day (more depending on the opportunity). This is a great way to try out a potential career or industry you might be interested in!

For more info, check out the website here. Note that this summer’s hosts will be announced on 10 April.

Summer Internship Opportunities!

The Scottish Life Sciences Internship Programme is still open for two more weeks, and we have already seen a great number of candidates applying – all of the placements have had interest so far. These opportunities will close at midnight on February 29th! For 1st, 2nd and 3rd years. For more info check out the website here.

Careerwise Work Placements are open for applications from female students, 2nd year and up:  research assistant placements in microbiology. Please remember to come to the Careers Centre to have your application reviewed before submitting. For more information check the attached PDF below.


PhD opportunities at the University of Calgary

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The University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada is recruiting graduate students in Biology!

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is looking for the next generation of cutting-edge researchers. Enter their annual recruitment competition for the chance to start a PhD project in Infection, Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology, Organ Regeneration or Cardiovascular Disease.

Application deadline in 31 January 2016, shortlisted candidates win a free trip to Calgary for an interview in March!

TReND Volunteering Internships

TReND, Teaching and Research in Natural Sciences for Development in Africa, is an organization that promotes teaching and research in Africa. They offer summer research volunteer opportunities for students interested in aiding scientific development across Africa.

TReND considers applications from exceptional and adventurous undergraduates who  are keen to create and teach courses in Africa (see the ‘volunteer’ section of the website). They also consider applications from undergrads interested in volunteering while based here in the UK.