The School of Science and Technology’s annual field trip to the island of Lundy gives undergraduate biology and psychology students the opportunity to carry out ecological and behavioural studies in the field, under the guidance of expert academics.
Situated in the mouth of the Bristol Channel around 12 miles off the coast of north Devon, Lundy is a Marine Conservation Zone, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and was the UK’s first designated Marine Nature Reserve. Populated by many species and with diverse ecologies in abundance, it is an excellent location for science field trips.
Every summer Professor Tom Dickins (Psychology) and Dr Steve Kett (Natural Sciences) take a group of students to the island for two weeks to carry out research, which then forms the basis for their final year projects.
The trip provides students with the knowledge, skills and methods to carry out a research project in the field from scratch while also gaining valuable transferrable skills. The quality and originality of research carried out by students on Lundy can result in publication and continued postgraduate study.
If you are interested in joining the Lundy field trip or would like more information, please visit Professor Dickins’ Lundy field trip website for more information.