After realising a career in banking wasn’t for him, mature student Ken Johnstone decided to move into conservation, a subject closer to his heart but one in which he had little relevant experience.
As well as attending every departmental event and volunteering to assist with research projects, Elisha Peers successfully bid for a grant to fund her dissertation and presented her ﬁndings at an international conference.
Biology graduate Emma Easton-Powell found an enterprising way to make some extra money while studying that combined her entrepreneurial ﬂair with her love of horses.
During his time at Edge Hill, Liam Purcell discovered a talent for laboratory work that has led to a successful career as a Microbiologist.
Learning how to conduct research is essential for enhancing graduate skills, challenging students to achieve their full potential and increasing employability. In the Department of Biology, it is also a key part of the curriculum for all students.
A love of plants, outstanding academic achievement and a lot of ambition helped Josh Styles secure his dream job in the highly competitive ﬁeld of ecological consultancy.
As a major employer of science graduates, leading glass manufacturer NSG was the ideal organisation to help shape Edge Hill University’s new Biology programmes in 2013.
Arachnophile Tony Hunter has turned his fascination with creepy crawlies into a job as Assistant Curator of Entomology at World Museum, Liverpool.
When MSc in Conservation Management students needed to look beyond the habitats of the North West for their ﬁeld work, Worcestershire, with its concentration of ﬂower-rich meadows, was the ideal choice.
A partnership between Edge Hill University and Public Health England (PHE) is helping to stop lifethreatening illnesses, like dengue, yellow fever and zika, spreading into Britain.