our Biology at the University of Derby video transcript

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Life doesn't happen without science. Without science, nothing can happen it's all the research that's done everything that's brand-new all these vaccines that are trying to bring out it's just really impressive and interesting stuff.

I think a scientist should be interested in everything you know just one particular area and I like the course because biology can expand your knowledge in terms of looking at the different sides to how you can tackle a problem.

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The unique selling point to our biology degree is its diversity. A student will come in with a potential fixed idea of the area biology they like, and then in that first year we were very much broader their experiences. We’ll introduce areas of human biology will introduce more molecular and genetics, looking around conservation habitat management students can then move on into their second year and choose their own pathway choose their own optional modules that really fuel the passion that we're starting to see developing in their first year. So the beauty of the biology degree program, it just gives you that initial flexibility to really tailor your learning to where you want to take it.

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I think it's hard for someone to teach something or explain something they're not passionate about it and because the lecturers are passionate about what they're doing, because they're researching it makes you able to understand a lot of the knowledge they've given you.

Our whole team they're all research active scientists, so we bring that passion our love what drives us what makes us get up in the morning. We bring that enthusiasm to our lectures we make sure our labs can deliver that kind of experience that real-world learning they need to get.

The course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, which is brilliant to put on your CV so when you go up against other people from Universities you can say yes I've got the knowledge but I've also got the skills as well.

We also have unique to our biology zoology degree a CIEM accreditation and this is around ecological management, and what that there is recognising is our strong fieldwork. We're very keen to include as much real-world experience as we can because our job is to prepare them for today's workplace we engage with industry, we engage with government, we engage with everything we can in the wider world to make sure our course is relevant.

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I would recommend this course definitely. The reason being is because it set me up mainly because of the skills I've gained a University, I've now been able to get a job working in the pathogen lab but without the university skills I'd never be able to even think about doing it. We are making sure that our students have got that career pathway thought about from the very start to make sure that when you leave us you're hitting those graduate destinations that you want to do.

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