Students find Aberdeen to be a lively, cosmopolitan and student-friendly city. More general information about student life in Aberdeen can be found on the SRAS website. The 2008 National Student Survey ranked us 10th of all universities in the UK for 'Overall Satisfaction', showing that we provide a great place to study. In the School of Biological Sciences we try to make sure that you have a rewarding, exciting and enjoyable time during your four years with us.
For Biological Science students, there are a number of student societies and activities that bridge your degree interests and your social life. Two key Societies, "Leaf & Loam" and "Zoosoc" are run by students with interests in plant & soil science and zoology respectively, with events ranging from field trips and talks to pub quizzes. There is also the long-established Forestry Society which is very welcoming to new members.
Other Societies of interest to Biological Science students include the Conservation Society, the Expedition Society, The Science Journalism Society and the Sub-Aqua Club. And if these don't cover your interests, the Aberdeen University Students Association is there to help you start your own.
Our students also have a long tradition of organizing overseas student expeditions. In previous years these have visited places such as Svalbard, Borneo and Peru, carried out important research and conservation work, and won prizes for their achievements. Student Societies and staff members can also help students obtain funding for expeditions and, in some cases, honours students base their final year project on fieldwork carried out overseas.
Biologists at Aberdeen are surrounded by easily accessible mountains, forests, marine habitats and farmland and in this respect we offer unrivalled opportunities for field work and practical experience.
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