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


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


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


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


The nature of hummingbirds

Dr Sue Healy of the School of Biology, and fellow researcher Andy Hurly from the University of Lethbridge have been filming a documentary about animal cognition in the wild for the prestigious nature series The Nature of Things.

June 13, 2016 | ecology


Why do birds build nests? – Pop-up science at Edinburgh International Science Festival

Lauren Guillette, Sophie Edwards and Alexis Breen spent two days at the Edinburgh International Science Festival as part of the pop-up science event.

May 11, 2016 | BBSRC


Science Discovery Day

The Sea Mammal Research Unit had a popular display at the University of St Andrews Science Discovery Day - about 700 people came to the event!

March 8, 2016 | public


Big noses at Dundee Science Centre

Members of the Sound and Movement Tags Group participated in an outreach event at the Dundee Science Centre as part of their Animal Day on Saturday 13th February (it was World Whale Day).

February 17, 2016 | public


Making media and resources for public engagement

A new resource with information about people and departments who can help you to make all kinds of public engagement materials.

February 15, 2016 | media


‘Hopeless’ pairings – why do they do it?

Following Dr David Shuker’s talk to the Dutch Entomological Society in December, Dutch Biology paper ‘bionieuws’ published a piece about his analysis of ‘hopeless pairings’. That is to say, why do some animals form pairings between individuals of different types …

February 2, 2016 | ecology