Department Biological Sciences Programme length 3 years Typical offer 280-320 tariff points
Zoology is the study of animal life: from molecules and cells through tissues to whole animals and populations. And it doesn't stop there. Zoologists also look at the behavioural patterns of animals, the effects of pollution on their habitats, and animal diseases. Many Zoology graduates go on to study at our School of Veterinary Science or find work in zoos, wildlife conservation and management or animal physiology. This is a very popular programme and, consequently, places are limited.
This programme aims to provide you with a broad base of animal knowledge, with the opportunity to specialise later on. Specialist modules include Animal Behaviour and Socio-biology, and Cognitive Evolution and Endocrinology. You will also take modules in Statistics, Practical Physiology, History of Biological Ideas, Bioethics, and Computing and the use of software packages. You will visit many zoologically rich locations such as Chester Zoo, Knowsley Wildlife Safari Park and the Wildfowl Trust at Martin Mere. Fieldwork projects can be carried out in a wide range of habitats including Lake Bala (where we have a Field Station), the Cheshire Meres and the Liverpool Docks. You will also attend a residential field course in the southern Lake District.
Entrance requirements C300
280-320 UCAS tariff points. Ideally, applicants will offer Biology and a second science (preferably Chemistry) to A level, although applicants who offer Biology as their only science studied to A level will still be considered. The balance of the tariff points may come from either an additional subject at A level or a combination that might include A and AS level subjects and Key Skills. General Studies is accepted. Mature applicants are particularly welcome and will normally be expected to show evidence of recent academic study, such as an Access course.
I managed to drag myself out of bed about 12.30pm today. I have a horrible feeling that the depression is starting to kick back in. I don't have anything to do during the day. I don't have School (however much I hated it at least I still had to get up and go to it... well, till the teachers kicked me out ).
I can't wait till Saturday, I get to see Mark for the first time in a week. I really miss not being with him, we argue more on the phone than we do when we're together. I think we're going to Chester Zoo on the Sunday with my Mum and Gemma. I'm really looking forward to it. I generally don't like Zoo's but Chester is a nice Zoo, the animals seem content, well cared for and have spacious enclosures. I went to a Zoo in Spain once and it was horrible. They had Tigers in pens about the size of a small bedroom. I don't know how these people can get away with treating animals like crap. It makes my blood boil.
I feel dishonest for stopping my LJ for a while, telling people that my internet has been playing up, it has but I could still update. I just can't deal with the people on my friends list writing about their pregnancies, especially when they're due around the time I should have been, it hurts. March is such a horrible month now, the 6th will be the anniversary of the 1st m/c, the 20th is the abortion anniversary and the 30th was when my 3rd Angel should have been born. It was hard enough trying to grieve for 1 Angel, but now it's 3. I can't deal with grief all too well, especially when it's my own children I'm grieving for. I can't help but feel that my abortion has ruined my chances of ever being able to carry a pregnancy to term. Both my m/c's happened at 5 weeks. I know it sounds nasty but I've been worried for so long about becoming infertile because of the abortion, I now know that I can get pregnant, quite easily infact, so I still have a chance of being a Mummy to a child that lives.
What hurts the most if that I can only talk to Mark about it. My Mum would flip out if she knew I'd gotten pregnant 2 more times since the abortion. Anybody else would just think I'm a careless **** or something, it isn't worth the hassle of telling people.
I want to be a Mum more than anything now. I was never a maternal person but all I want now is to hold my own baby in my arms. What iritates me is when people say how I have so many years to make babies. How do they know that? What if I was in an accident, God forbid, at 20 and had to have a hysterectomy(sp?)? It can happen.
I guess that losing 2 babies through a m/c is my punishment for the abortion. I don't want much out of life, just a family and to be happy, is that so much to ask for? I don't want flashy cars, big houses, loads of holidays, or anything else materialistic, just a family.
I feel like I've been cheated aout of 3 pregnancies now. The first time I was pregnant I fought tooth and nail for the baby but was given very little choice and had to have an abortion, I was 10 weeks pregnant and didn't even have a minute to feel happy about the baby inside me, what was the point? He was only going to be taken away anyway. The next two pregnancies have ended just after I'd found out I was pregnant, before I'd had a chance to sit back and think what was happening, they were over.
I didn't mean to go on like I have, but I feel better for doing so.
I feel better having vented that out before. I hope nobody took it the wrong way.
It's thundering here now. I love it when it's stormy. Looking out of my window, seeing all the big grey clouds and rain, you wouldn't think it was August! Gah, I hate the summery months anyway, September-February are my faves. I wish it still snowed at Christmas though, I miss that.
I've had to bring Tammy, the budgie, back into my room. Gemma's gone off and left her all day, so she hasn't had a chance to fly about and has been totally isolated from company. I hate Gemma for doing this, she begs my parents for a pet, gets one and then totally ignores her.
I'm going to try and get some piccies of her later, she's so cute.
I'm seriously reconsidering my internet usage now.
Livejournal was my home for 7 months, I'm totally bored of it now. I think it's more to do with people and their pregnancies, but whatever, I'm done with it. I bought a paid acount in June, after I'd be wanting one for ages, since then I haven't been nearly half as bothered with it.
Babycentre just pisses me off now too. I just feel ignored or like I don't fit in. I haven't posted in months on the Young Parents boards, I don't think I will again.
Pregnancy.org seems to be the only site I bother with now.
I feel so pissed off right now.
I think I'll just do monthly updates on my LJ, then when my paid acount expires next June I'll just stop.
Infact, just the net as a whole is annoying me. I can never find a site and feel like I 'fit in'.
I'm really struggling to belong anywhere right now. I don't belong at home, I feel like an adult bird that's outstayed it's welcome at the nest.