Our approach is to provide an underpinning knowledge of plant biology, referencing our core strategic aims in the process. The aim is to encourage our students to develop the key skill sets and knowledge base needed to make substantial contributions to the conservation and sustainable exploitation of the planet in decades to come.
A review of Learning and Teaching in the Department acknowledged the excellence, enthusiasm and commitment of staff, and commended the learning support given to students. It also commented positively on the steps we have taken to introduce new teaching initiatives and to develop different approaches to facilitate the student learning experience.
Almost half of our graduating students go on to do postgraduate research, at Cambridge, or elsewhere. The fact that a significant proportion of these go on to departments of Biochemistry or to Research Institutes, emphasises the breadth and depth of the training we give. The remainder of our students find posts in agriculture, conservation, teaching, management, publishing, and industry.