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Reasons to study Biology at Warwick

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HornetAsian hornet to colonise UK within two decades without action

The yellow legged or Asian hornet – a voracious predator of honey bees and other beneficial insects – could rapidly colonise the UK unless its spread is combatted, according to new research by the Universities of Warwick and Newcastle, working with the National Bee Unit. Professor Matt Keeling, from Warwick’s Zeeman Institute for Systems Biology & Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research (SBIDER), predicts that if Asian hornet nests are left to thrive in the UK, there could be hundreds of thousands of them in just over two decades – putting a critical strain on British populations of honey bees and other beneficial insects.

Public Science evenings

Thursday 10 October: From Cells to Us! - led by Professor Orkun Soyer
Tuesday 28 November: Biological Oceanography - led by Dr Joseph Christie-Oleza

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Master's Open Days

Saturday 23 September
Saturday 21 October

bronze.pngThe School of Life Sciences has been recognised for its commitment to Athena SWAN in the achievement of a Bronze Award in 2013. This was renewed in April 2015 for a further three years.

"Athena SWAN is a central component of our culture and working practice and we continue to champion the development of a science department that provides collegiality and transparency to ensure equal opportunities for all"
Head of School, Professor Laura Green.

SLS Athena SWAN webpage


Studies on livestock diseases are informing management practices used by vets and farmers, leading to improvements in animal health and welfare.

Animal Welfare

Reducing lameness in sheep

More than 80% of research in the School was rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in REF2014