Ecology scholarship on offer

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee has secured funding for a scholarship to enable a student from one of the overseas territories to study for a BSc Honours degree in Applied Ecology and Conservation at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading.

The scholarship will be administered by the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association.

The scholarship will cover: tuition fees, travel to and from the territory and monthly allowances to cover accommodation and living expenses.

The University of Reading’s BSc Applied Ecology and Conservation degree programme offers participants the opportunity to acquire the varied skills required of applied ecologists and conservation biologists through a combination of taught courses and practical experience.

The degree programme is designed to maximise student choice, so that participants can focus on specific aspects of Applied Ecology and Conservation.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be 18 years of age or over and have Overseas Territories Citizenship or the right to live and work in an Overseas Territory.

Entry requirements also include: 300 UCAS points from no more than 4 A level or AS level subjects. Points to include grade B in A level Biology; an additional A level in a Science subject or Geography is preferred. Points exclude Key Skills and General Studies.

In addition, Grade C is required in GCSE level English, Mathematics and Science.

Some flexibility may be shown in these requirements for students with exceptional experience, especially for a mature student with experience of working within the environmental/conservation sector in one of the Overseas Territories.

Applicants will need to complete the standard UCAS application procedure.

In addition, applicants should contact Graham Holloway with a letter expressing their interest in applying, a CV which should include the names of two referees, and a brief outline of why they think that they should be awarded the scholarship (no more than 500 words).

Write to: Dr. HollowayDr Graham Holloway, Admissions Tutor for Applied Ecology and Conservation, Harborne Building, School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights Park, Reading, RG6 6BX.

Applications are due by 30 April.


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For more details on allowances, visit the UKOTA website or contact Kedell Worboys, chair of the UKOTA Scholarship Working Group at [email protected] or 44 (0) 207 031 0314.

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