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  • Fantastic beasts: everything you need to know about conservation studies March 21, 2018
    The conservation sector requires postgrads with passion, curiosity and a commitment to scienceGiving a new tamarin monkey a health check or investigating why a gemsbok died are some of the more hands-on activities on the MSc in wild animal health at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Wild animal care and conservation […]
    Helena Pozniak
  • My postgrad experience: ‘I worked on essays as giraffes walked by’ March 21, 2018
    Carolyn Thompson has travelled widely, from Borneo to Cameroon, as a primate conservation researcher – a career she carved out with the right postgrad qualificationAfter a false start with a geography degree, Carolyn Thompson went on to study a BSc in life sciences with the Open University (OU). Now 32, she completed a master’s in […]
    Helena Pozniak
  • Bag end: why we’re calling time on plastic waste March 21, 2018
    As the public turns against plastic, the race is on to find sustainable alternativesAfter pulling plastic straws out of turtles’ nostrils while working at a Brazil nature reserve, shocked British student Chan’nel Thomas realised something had to change. “It was only then that I started to grasp the damage we do as humans.”Unprecedented attention is […]
    Helena Pozniak
  • Pressure on National Portrait Gallery over £1m gift linked to drug crisis March 20, 2018
    British institutions face questions over donations from Sackler familyThe National Portrait Gallery is facing scrutiny over a proposed £1m donation from the Sackler family following allegations that the American dynasty’s fortune is tainted by the US opioid crisis. The gallery is one of a number of British cultural and academic institutions in line for substantial […]
    Ben Quinn
  • What are your experiences of racism at university? March 20, 2018
    There has been a series of reports recently about racist incidents at universities. We want to hear from you about thisThe University of Exeter is investigating claims of racism among its law society members, after messages shared online show “vile” racist comments made in a private students’ WhatsApp group.The university tweeted to say, “we unreservedly […]
    Sarah Marsh and Guardian readers
  • University of Exeter investigates claims of racist WhatsApp group March 20, 2018
    Student posts screenshots of ‘racist and vile’ comments in law society private chat groupA university is investigating claims of racism among law society members, after “vile, deplorable” messages from a private students’ WhatsApp group were shared online.University of Exeter made the announcement after screenshots showing comments made by those involved in Bracton Law Society were […]
    Sarah Marsh
  • Three postgrad options you may never have thought of March 20, 2018
    These three exciting fields give a glimpse into the varied world of postgrad studyAnimal behaviourFrom the efficiency of bee pollination to whether magpies really love shiny things, animal behaviour is an endlessly fascinating subject. Studying what they do and why they do it can lead to a wide range of careers, from dog behaviourist to […]
    Lucy Jolin
  • My MBA experience: ‘It was an eye opener’ March 20, 2018
    Samir Abid learned how to ‘pitch Dragons’ Den-style’ as part of his MBA, and used it to secure funding for his startupFormer car designer and engineer Samir Abid completed an MBA at Warwick Business School in 2009. In 2011, he started his own sports technology company, Pace Insights, which helps sports professionals improve athlete and […]
    Helena Pozniak
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