Undergraduate Summer School

The Undergraduate Summer School is aimed at undergraduates who are either in their 1st or 2nd year at a UK or Irish University and is a chance to spend a full week immersed in ecology

The BES Undergraduate Summer School is a funded week long school for undergraduate students in their 1st or 2nd year’s studying a degree related to ecological science in a UK or Irish University. The programme covers practical skills in ecology, careers workshops, a wide range of ecological topics and a social programme organised by PhD mentors.

Summer School 2019

Applications for undergraduates to apply for the Undergraduate Summer School are now open to all undergraduates in the UK and Ireland in their 1st and 2nd years studying a degree related to ecological science! You can apply by completing an application form and emailing it to Christina Ravinet, Education Officer, by 9am on 15th March 2019 (this has been extended). All previous applications sent to Amy Padfield, Education Manager (maternity leave) are included and are being considered. 

The 5th BES Summer School is taking place 8th – 12th July 2019! This year we will be heading to Millport FSC, Scotland and have an exciting programme in development. For more information on what a Summer School entails you can view 2018’s programme and some photos below!

PhD mentor applications have now closed and mentors have been informed of the outcome.

In the run up to the Summer School you can follow us on twitter on @BES_careers and #BESUG19

Past Summer Schools

In 2018 we visited Malham Tarn FSC Centre, for a packed week of practical ecology sessions, careers workshops, caves, competitions, social activities, UV insects, and more. Some of the highlights from 2018 have been captured in the images below:

Credit: Kelly Lench, Writtle University College
Credit: Chris Jeffs, British Ecological Society
Credit: Amy Sweeny, University of Edinburgh
Credit: Amy Sweeny, University of Edinburgh
Credit: Amy Sweeny, University of Edinburgh
Credit: Chris Jeffs, British Ecological Society