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History of life science

In this video Kevin explores the fundamentals of life science – what exactly is it and how did the study of life originate and develop?

Going to university

So you’re nearly there – the exams are finished, you’ve got your results…..now what? It can seem as if there are myriads of options open to you; will you take …

Goodbye!

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Making the most of your time at university

Maria Jackson, a senior university teacher at the University of Glasgow, gives us lots of food for thought regarding how to make the most of those few brief years that …

Careers in teaching

Could you teach others about science and inspire future generations of scientists and health care professionals? As a life scientist your ability to teach others is something that could lead …

Careers in research

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to carry out research into some of the biggest health problems facing our society? Kirsteen talks about her career as a research scientist …

Scientific writing

Another popular career area among undergraduates is scientific writing. But how do you actually become a scientific writer? This can be a notoriously difficult area to get into, but on …

Working in the pharmaceutical industry

Dr Dilys Freeman now a senior lecturer at the University of Glasgow, started off her career working in the pharmaceutical industry. Here she tells us about her experiences and career …

Marine biology

Dave Bailey tells us about his career in marine biology and explores some of the routes graduates in this subject might take.

Parasitology and immunology

Bugs and microbes! We’ve looked a lot at some aspects of macro-biology – including the human body, plants, and sea life – but what about things you can only see …

Anatomy

Anatomy is one of the most well known of the life sciences yet recent developments have opened up worlds of opportunity not even dreamed of by the anatomists of previous …

Your application

Now comes the tricky part! You know what you want to study (or at least the rough subject area) and hopefully have a good idea of where you want to …

The student experience

Meet some current University of Glasgow life science students and hear what they have to say about their experience of university so far.

Healthcare science career pathways – my story

Kathleen Murphy, a recent genetics graduate and current trainee diagnostic scientist, explains how her degree in life science led to a career in the NHS. Initial study and work experience …

A career in diagnostics

For those interested in a career which has a direct impact on patient care, the opportunity to train as a clinical scientist can be extremely rewarding. We talked to current …