School of Biology Public Engagement and Outreach awards

These awards aim to mark the outstanding contributions of our staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students, whose voluntary dedication to communicating science to the public are not always recognised. We are pleased to have made four awards in this first round, …

June 18, 2018 | public


RSE Masterclass

On Saturday 19th May, researchers from the School of Biology ran a Royal Society of Edinburgh Start-up Science Masterclass for 20 school students (S1 and S2) from ten different schools across Fife and central Scotland.  We spent the morning in …

May 28, 2018 | museum


Double science

CREEM and Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) at Science Discovery Day in St Andrews and Dundee Science Centre “Meet the Expert”

March 10, 2018 | Festivals


Fife (five) polar explorers and plenty of kids = Cool fun

In early December, a team of polar enthusiasts from the School of Biology in St Andrews (Dr Sonja Heinrich, Dr Rebecca Kinnear and 5 postgraduate students), visited St Columba’s R C Primary School in Cupar. As part of the UK’s …

January 4, 2018 | Uncategorized


A summer of genome editing

The School of Biology hosted Nabihah Akhtar, a 6th year pupil at Glenwood High School in Glenrothes, for 4 weeks this Summer on a Nuffield Foundation Research Placement. These placements are particularly aimed at pupils without a family history of …

October 16, 2017 | Nuffield


Breaking Bonds

Dr Ulrich Schwarz-Linek’s research group at the School of Biology have posted a web page called ‘Breaking Bonds’ to explain about pioneering research work they are carrying out on a special type of bacterial binding. Their developing research suggests it …

August 28, 2017 | research


St Andrews Science Discovery Day

The Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling (CREEM) ran a stand at the University of St Andrews Science Discovery Day event on March 4th.

March 29, 2017 | public


St Andrews Science Discovery Day

SMRU hosted two activities at the Physics and Astronomy building as part of St Andrews Science Discovery Day

March 8, 2017 | public


Teachers together

The School of Biology's Dr Gerald Prescott and Dr Jacqueline Nairn supported the Admissions team at the first 'On the Road' Teachers Together event at SAMS in Oban.

June 27, 2016 | schools


Art for science sake

Professor Frank Gunn-Moore is opening a retrospective exhibition of art works by Samuel Robin Spark at the Patriothall Gallery in Edinburgh, on Thursday 30th June in Edinburgh. Proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to Alzheimer's disease research at the …

June 20, 2016 | Art