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Department of Plant Sciences


Our two-week tropical field course aims to instil in students a proper understanding of and enthusiasm for the biodiversity and conservation of the planet – crucial for ecologists of the future. 

It is open to second-year undergraduates, and run jointly between the Departments of Plant Sciences and Zoology. 

Participants carry out their own week-long research projects in primary forest, giving them the chance to experience and study some of the extraordinary biodiversity of tropical rainforests first hand. 

We would like to offer as many students as possible the opportunity to attend the course, and increase the diversity of those who can benefit. 

Sudina Thapa is one of five students fully funded by the Department of Plant Sciences to go on the course so far. Read Sudina's story to find out about her experience.

How you can help

£2,000 provides full support for one student to attend the course. Your support will ensure we can continue to fund students, regardless of their financial circumstances.

To support our students, you can donate online now. Alternatively, please contact Holly Singlehurst ( who will be pleased to talk to you confidentially about how you might contribute.

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