School of Biology Public Engagement Award Winners 2021

The School of Biology Public Engagement Committee is pleased to announce the winners of our 2021 Public Engagement Awards. These awards recognise a sustained commitment to high quality public engagement with research and are open to all students and most …

June 14, 2021 | ecology


CBD PhD student, Dagmar Der Weduwen, makes it to UK FameLab finals

FameLab is an international science communication competition. Competitors have three minutes to present any scientific topic of their choice, and must do so with only the props they can carry onto the stage (or in this case, the Zoom call). …

May 19, 2021 | ecology


Nuffield Research Placement

The School of Biology recently welcomed Harris Academy 6th year pupil Belkis Bekir to undertake a Nuffield Research Placement in the Biomedical Sciences Research Complex (BSRC). Supported by the Nuffield Foundation, Nuffield Research Placements provide over 1,000 students each year …

October 3, 2019 | Nuffield


Whale Workshop

On the 25th April 2019 The Whale Workshop attended a local primary school to run a day long marine pollution workshop.  The event was organised by Rebecca Kinnear (Biology staff member and Executive Officer of SOTEAG) to run alongside a …

April 25, 2019 | schools


Science Discovery Day 2019

On Saturday 9th March, volunteers from the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) headed to one of St Andrew’s most exciting annual outreach events: the St Andrews Science Discovery Day 2019. The Science Discovery Day, part of British Science Week, features …

March 9, 2019 | Festivals


Bioinformatics: the power of computers in biology

Research staff from the School of Biology in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Edinburgh visited every secondary school in the Shetland Isles over the course of a week in early November 2018 to demonstrate “the power of computers …

January 8, 2019 | schools


Dolphins learn from each other to walk on water

New data from a 30 year study reveals dolphins also learn tricks from each other in the wild.

September 3, 2018 | ecology


Royal Society of Biology in Scotland Outreach Champion 2018

Royal Society of Biology in Scotland Outreach Champion 2018

June 29, 2018 | prize


Strathkinness Cubs measure a minke

Researchers from SMRU (Debbie Russell) and CREEM (Catriona Harris) spent an evening with Strathkinness Cub Scouts helping them work towards their Scientist Badge.

June 21, 2018 | public


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