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University of Warwick ranked eighth in the UK by the Guardian University Guide with Life Sciences listed in top 5 departments for Biosciences

UndergraduateThe University of Warwick has once again been ranked top ten in the latest UK university league table with Biosciences (Life Sciences) listed in the top five in the UK. This is great news and down to the hard work and commitment of all of our staff and students over the last few years.

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Prof Laura GreenHead of Life Sciences shortlisted for BBSRC Innovation Award

Professor Laura Green has been shortlisted for an Innovator of the Year award from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Nominated in the ‘Social Impact’ category, Professor Green’s research has led to halving the level of lameness in sheep flocks - from ten percent to five percent - in a decade, saving a million sheep a year from becoming lame.

Free Public Science Events

Wednesday 14 June: 'Preventing the Antibiotic Apocalypse'


Inaugural Elizabeth Creak Distinguished Guest Lecture on Food Security Friday 26 May


Supporting Women's Careers in Science. A national event, free to all. Tuesday 4 July 2017

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Master's Open Days
Friday 23 June
Saturday 24 June
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


RNImpact brochure 2017A team of researchers led by Professor Richard Napier, has been exploring the potential of plant auxins and is helping to usher in a new generation of safe, selective and low dosage agricultural compounds.

Adding to the agricultural toolkit (pdf)

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