Final Reflection: A Summary of the Bio Enterprise and Employability Module

As part of my Bio Enterprise and Employability module for my third year at Bangor University, I was required to create this blog and posts based on five seminars and five modular activities. This posts marks the final task of the module; looking back on the entire module and reflecting on how it has affected … Continue reading Final Reflection: A Summary of the Bio Enterprise and Employability Module

Seminar #5: New discoveries in temperate bacteriophages

Temperate Bacteriophages are for life, not just for Christmas – 16/12/16 Presented by Dr. Darren L Smith, Senior Lecturer in Biology within the Department of Applied Biology, Cellular and Molecular Sciences/Microbiology Group, University of Northumbria The Seminar: Dr. Darren L Smith presented a seminar on genomic discoveries of temperate bacteriophages. Temperate bacteriophage refers to a … Continue reading Seminar #5: New discoveries in temperate bacteriophages

Seminar #4: Everything lives in a landscape of fear

Predators, Primates and Humans in a Landscape of Fear - 09/12/1 Presented by Professor Russell Hill, Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Durham University The Seminar: Dr Russell Hill presented a seminar on how fear affects animal behaviour. Dr Hill conducted his research at the Primate and Predator Project, an anthropology field station in Lajuma, … Continue reading Seminar #4: Everything lives in a landscape of fear

Assignment #2: Business Plan

The Assignment: Forming a business plan marked the final task of the Bio Enterprise and Employability module (available at the bottom of the page). This task drew on a series of lectures by Dr. Chris Walker and the previous Dragon's Den workshop. The format of the business plan was similar to that of the group … Continue reading Assignment #2: Business Plan

Workshop #3: Dragon’s Den

The Workshop: The final workshop of the Bio Enterprise and Employability module was the Dragon’s Den, held in Bangor’s new Pontio building, on the 6th of December, 2017. This session incorporated all of Dr. Chris Walker’s lectures concerning forming a business plan, and presenting it. The day-long workshop consisted of being placed into 9 groups … Continue reading Workshop #3: Dragon’s Den

Assignment #1: CV Writing Skills

The Assignment: Following on from the interview skills workshop, Bio Enterprise students began the process of writing mock CVs and covering letters. The bulk of the information on how to write a CV and covering letter came from a lecture presented by Dewi Jones of the Bangor Employability Award. The lecture briefly went over each … Continue reading Assignment #1: CV Writing Skills

Seminar #3: Cape Horn provides scientific opportunities galore

Research Opportunities at the New Cape Horn Sub-Antarctic Science Centre – 27/01/17 Presented by Dr. Shaun Russell, Director of Treborth Botanical Garden, Bangor University The Seminar: Dr. Russell has been party to numerous research trips in and around Chile, South America, as Adjunct Professor of Natural Resources Management, Universidad de Magallenes, Punta Arenas, Chile. In … Continue reading Seminar #3: Cape Horn provides scientific opportunities galore

Workshop #2: Assessment Centre

The Workshop: The second workshop held after the careers café involved the module group being divided into teams of at least 5. Each person took on a role of either an interviewee or a board member eg. chair, scribe, human resources. The interviewee was then interviewed for 5 minutes using 4 provided questions and any … Continue reading Workshop #2: Assessment Centre

Workshop #1: Careers Cafe

The Workshop: The format of the first Bio Enterprise and Employability workshop had 4 guests, Bangor graduates who had attained various jobs, sat at the front of the room full of students and spoke about their experiences in the workplace and how they attained their various employments. To begin, Bethan Jones who did gained her … Continue reading Workshop #1: Careers Cafe

Seminar #2: Unlikely feasible to grow oneself out of poverty

Growing one’s way out of Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: Feasible or not? -28/10/2016                 Presented by Dave Harris – Bangor University, World Agroforestry Centre Nairobi The Seminar: Dr. David Harris, Senior Research Fellow at SENRGY Bangor University and a Senior Adviser at the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi presented a seminar explaining whether using advanced … Continue reading Seminar #2: Unlikely feasible to grow oneself out of poverty