Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
Residential field courses designed to provide you with training in field identification and sampling techniques based in Loch Lomond.
Group based project work provides skills in team working, data collection, analysis and presentation.
Hard work throughout the days is rewarded through the development of deep understanding and the enjoyment of spending time with peers and staff.
|Second Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Includes training in the identification of animals and the methods needed to assess their population densities. Also includes group work, in which students choose an area of study and carry out a semi-independent project, including the collection of data, appropriate analysis and then reporting to the other course members on their findings. In the course of the field work, students will be helped to appreciate the interaction between the organisms and their habitat and the general features of the environment are also studied.
Please note that places are limited and, due to health and safety regulations, the School reserves the right to move students onto another field course when capacity is reached.
Dates are Fri 17th May - Thurs 23rd May 2019.
Costs: £200. Deposit (inc): £50.
Deposits are normally non-refundable. The cases where deposits are likely to be refunded are as
1) where there is good cause for student withdrawing from a field course, good cause is
determined by DoT or nominated person;
2) where the withdrawal has not resulted in a gap because a different student has enrolled
to take that place; and,
3) when the student withdraws from the course in good time and before the end of the
Full payments are also normally non-refundable. The cases where full refunds may be made are
similar to points 1 and 2 above.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Presentation and short written report (50%), assessment of performance during the course work (50%).
There are no assessments for this course.
There is frequent feedback during the course and also specific feedback provided on the report/presentation.