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Bio-Enterprise and Employability

This will be a slight diversion from my usually concise posts as it will be an overview of the entire Bio Enterprise Module with a statement encompassing my thoughts on the content and how it's helped me focus my career plans. What is Bio-enterprise? "Bio-Enterprise" is really as simple as the name suggests. Bio- meaning [...]

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Understanding and exploiting the ruminant gut microbiome.

Last month, a talk was given by Aberystwyth's senior lecturer in Animal Science Dr Sharon Huws on the importance of vertebrate digestive systems and the multitude of microorganisms that reside within the ruminant gut in particular. Understanding the microbiome. She began by providing a brief background to the rumen microbiota, a complicated ecosystem housing archaea, [...]

Careers Café

The final part of this module, with the exception of the very blog you are currently reading, was the attendance of something known as a "Careers Café". This was essentially a seminar given by four guest speakers, all graduates from Bangor University, who have gone on to gain successful careers. The for speakers came from [...]

Writing a CV…

Point to anyone in the real world, not this fantasy land of University many of us have become far too accustomed to, and they will have written a CV at some point in their lives. The CV, or curriculum vitae, is the golden ticket to a job. It is the accumulation of one's professional life, all typed [...]

Predators, Primates and Humans in a landscape of fear.

A field project undertaken by Russell Hill in Soutsponsberg known as the “Predator and Primate Project” which looked into the effects (both lethal and non-lethal) of near-by predators on social animals. There were 3 main areas of study for the project- Predator-prey interations (Behavioural ecology) Assess the role of mountainous regions in biodiversity concentration Evaluate [...]

Growing ones way out of poverty.

Immediately, before attempting to consider any solutions to poverty, one must attempt to understand what exactly poverty is. Simply, it is described as an income of below $1.90 per person per day. A project known as Drylands Development Programme (Dry Dev) worked on by Dave Harris from the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) aims to improve [...]