Studying Ecology at Stirling has been a very rewarding experience. I have gained a lot of practical experience in both labs and in the field, including a trip to Portugal. The lecturers create a supportive and friendly atmosphere and are always willing to help solve any problems I encounter. My final-year project involved studying the mating behaviour of seaweed flies. This involved spending a lot of time in labs as well as several trips to the seaside. My project research contributed to a PhD thesis and was submitted for publication.
I really enjoyed undertaking a large project where I could utilise the knowledge and skills which I had gained from the previous three years of studying.