School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography

Jobs and Opportunities

This webpage is for job, volunteering and scholarship opportunities received by the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy). 

If you would like to advertise a job/opportunity on this page, please send details to


Job Opportunities

Posted April 23rd

Excellent graduate vacancy - Tropical Forest Monitoring Researcher

We're recruiting a Tropical Forest Monitoring Researcher to work for 18 months on a joint project between the University of Hull and Operation Wallacea (
Operation Wallacea is based in Lincolnshire but this job involves two periods of travel to/work in Indonesia (4.5 months in total) and there are excellent prospects for permanent employment with Operation Wallacea for the right candidate.


Posted April 7th

National Trust Vacancy

Want to work with us? Apply now to be an Energy Adviser!

by Miranda Campbell

This  - paid - opportunity doesn't come up very often. In the East of England, we are recruiting a 18 month fixed term post of Energy Adviser, to join our Environmental Practices team. The role has been designed to support our properties to reduce their energy consumption through surveys, providing regular progress updates and helping them to implement the actions identified. So we're looking for someone who has 'hands on' energy experience along with excellent communication skills.

Lots more information on the NT jobs website. Ref IRC14564. Closing date is 9 April.


Posted April 1st

Coillte Graduate Development Programme 2014


Coillte is a commercial company operating in forestry, land based businesses, renewable energy and panel products and as such offers diverse and exciting career opportunities for the right people.   Coillte's core purpose is to enrich lives locally, nationally and globally through the innovative and sustainable management of natural resources.   The company employs approx 1,000 people and was established in 1988. It owns over 445,000 hectares of land, about 7% of the land cover of Ireland.


What we are offering
The Coillte Graduate Development Programme is offering talented individuals who have drive, energy and ambition an opportunity to be part of the future of Coillte. We are offering both recently qualified graduates and those with a few years experience a placement for three years.   We are looking specifically for graduates within forestry.  Students currently participating in their final year or who are awaiting results are also welcome to apply.

Successful applicants will be taken into the Graduate Development Programme during 2014. 


Successful Graduates will:

  • Be offered a three year fixed term contract.
  • Experience two to three work placements in a management or business area within the Coillte Forest Division.  Placements may be in the areas of Resource Optimisation Analysis & Planning, Harvesting & Operations Management, Customer Supply Management or  Financial Planning & Analysis and locations of each will vary.
  • Have the opportunity to apply their technical learning and further develop their skills and competencies within an exciting, fast paced and customer focused forestry business.
  • Gain invaluable experience through their responsibility for the analysis and management of business programs and key processes.
  • Gain experience in providing excellent customer service, quality control, compliance with environmental and social standards engaging successfully with stakeholders.

Competencies required to be successful
Commercial Awareness, Customer Focus, Creativity, Results Orientation, Collaboration, Communication, Leadership, Environmental and Social Awareness.

To make an application
To apply please send the application form which can be found on the Careers at Coillte page of along with your CV to  Please note only valid applications with both CV and application form will be accepted.


Closing date.  You must get your application to us by 18 April 2014.


Any questions?  If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ section on, call our graduate recruitment team on +353 1 201 1137/ +353 1 201 1228 or +353 1 201 1142 or you can email us at:


Posted March 31st




Lecturer in International Forestry

We invite applications for a lecturer (term appointment) to be involved in the teaching, coordination, and development of graduate courses in the new course-based Master of International Forest program (MIF). The Master of International Forestry (MIF) Program is a new one year course-based program for both domestic and international students that have at least Bachelor degrees but desire further training.

The lecturer will develop, coordinate and lead instruction in a new course on forests and livelihoods, and contribute to the instruction of courses in social, community and indigenous forestry (FRST 522), forest business enterprise (FRST 560), and natural resource planning (FRST 559), as required. The lecturer will work with the MIF instructor group on development, marketing and continual improvement of the program. We expect up to 40 students per year in this program and this will be an international student group that includes recent graduates as well as early and mid-career professionals.  Teaching will include on-line material, classroom-based lectures, seminars and project work, field-based exercises, and field trips, including a week-long trip in late August/early September each year. The lecturer will assist in mentoring and advising individual students.

The lecturer will be involved in reviewing applicant files, interviewing applicants and guiding admitted students in choosing elective courses, and monitoring student progress. The lecturer will assist the student services team in recruitment and promotional activities for the program.

The lecturer must have a PhD in an appropriate field. Two or more years of relevant experience in field and classroom instruction with adult learners is highly desirable.  The lecturer must have experience in curriculum development and have demonstrated excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.  The lecturer must have professional experience in international forest management or conservation.

The lectureship appointment will start on July 1, 2014, although an alternate start date can be negotiated.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This position is initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal for subsequent years.

Please direct inquiries, and applications consisting of a CV, the names and email addresses of three references, prior to April 15, 2014 to:

Heather Akai, Administrator

                                                Department of Forest Resources Management

                                                University of British Columbia

                                                2045 – 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC,     V6T 1Z4


Full ad can be found at:


Posted March 27th 2014


Renewable Resources


(Ref: REQ338)

The post is based at Glasdir, Llanrwst on a fixed term contract until December 2014

(with the possibility of extension)


GO6: (£23,188 - £26,539)


Do you have knowledge and skills to work with community and sustainable development in rural areas?


The Local Action Group of the Conwy Rural Partnership is seeking to recruit a Project Officer to develop renewable resource initiatives as part the Conwy Cynhaliol project. This is a £2.287 million project run under Axis 4 of the Rural Development Plan.


The project objective is to identify and develop a range of community focused schemes using the area’s naturally occurring renewable resources focusing on the themes of energy, agricultural produce and wood.


The project also supports sustainable development in rural Conwy by building community capacity to enable community groups to play a key role in the regeneration of the area.


The ability to communicate in English is essential and Welsh advantageous for this post.


This post is part funded through the Rural Development Plan which is financed by the European Union and the Welsh Government.


For an informal discussion about this post, please contact the Project Manager on O1492 577838.





For a Recruitment Pack please contact the Personnel Section, Conwy County Borough Council, Bodlondeb, and Conwy, LL32 8DU.  Tel 01492 576124 (24 hour),


Or visit our website


If not informed within 3 weeks of the closing date, candidates must assume they have not been shortlisted for interview and will therefore not be notified in writing.

In promoting equal opportunities Conwy welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. All disabled applicants who meet the essential job requirements will be guaranteed an interview.

Posted March 21st 2014

Forestry Commission Post

The Forestry Commission is currently seeking a Beat Manager to lead an operational programme in the Thames Chase Community Forest and Thames Gateway (east of London, south Essex & north Kent). Full details of this vacancy can be found on the Forestry Commission website.

This job could suite a graduate who has recently completed a forestry and/or countryside management course and is interested in pursuing a career that focuses around managing and creating new woodlands close to communities.

The closing date for the post is Tuesday 25th March.

Kind regards,

Patrick West
Team Leader - Thames Beat

Forestry Commission England
Tel - 01708 642958
Mob - 07770 968690
Email -

Posted March 12th 2014


BE4 17/3/14 (9am) IV 20/3/14 LOC CAERNARFON OFFICE working across N Wales


DES 37.5hpw, permanent subject to funding. To lead development & delivery of wide variety of environmental, educational & community projects, programmes, commercial activities & initiatives. Thus ensuring the Greener Communities team remains a viable business area of the Trust. BUT Essential that you can communicate at all levels & able to speak Welsh. ASK Chat: Tom Edwards, Greener Communities Manager, 01286 67803 or Christine Bowyer, Head of Service Delivery, 01978 757524 Job Des: No CVs Return to


BE4 17/3/14 9am IV 24/3/14 LOC Caernarfon working across North Wales

PAY 17316 pro rata + benefits FOR GROUNDWORK NORTH WALES

DES 18 hours per week. Permanent subject to funding. Coordinate & deliver Community Voice programme for Anglesey, ensuring all targets & outputs are achieved within agreed timescales, budgets & in a high quality way in accordance with Big Lottery funding & Medwrn Mon requirements. BUT Essential you can communicate at all levels & have ability to speak Welsh. ASK Apply via app form, with equal opps form & declaration of convictions. Completed documents returned to: CV’s not accepted.





DES North Wales Wildlife Trust are looking for people to join our face-to-face membership recruiting team: attending a pre-arranged site or event, representing the Trust & signing up new supporters of our cause. There is no hard sell involved, & we provide you with training & guidance to get you started. Our methods are tried & tested, & you would be joining our team of staff & volunteers already out & about supporting our cause. Recruiters receive a generous commission for each new member signed up. Recruiters are self-employed, & are engaged as consultants providing services under contractual terms. BUT Enthusiastic, self-motivated & reliable with above average communication & interpersonal skills. Outgoing & enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. Sales / fundraising experience & knowledge of wildlife desirable. Access to own transport essential, as is ability to work independently. ASK

Posted March 7th 2014

Agricultural Field Sales Executive - Animal Feed Farm Sales


Locations: Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia


ED&F Man, a world-leading global agricultural commodities trading company, is looking for experienced Field Sales Executives to join the Animal Nutrition Sales Team. The position will involve selling a range of ruminant feed products to farmers throughout the European Sales territories, and will require first class sales, new business and account management capabilities.

ED&F Man was established in 1783. Today the company is a leading provider of commodities, logistics and capital markets services. The company is employee owned with approximately 4,000 employees working in 50 countries around the world.


We are a leading global supplier of molasses and liquid products for animal feed, fermentation and other industrial uses, providing the link between sugar mills and consumers in the animal feed and fermentation industries. We deliver a wide range of products into several distinct markets around the world and specialize in the sourcing, shipping, storage and distribution of molasses, molasses blends and co-products. This includes one of the largest feed manufacturers in North America, mainly supplying the beef cattle, dairy cattle and equine feed sectors.


We also manufacture and market a variety of other by-products from various industries, including from bio-fuel plants, distilleries, yeast plants, corn processors, soy processors, cheese factories and many other food and agri-business operations.


We enjoy a highly entrepreneurial environment providing the opportunity to build an international career in a partnership culture.


Closing date for applications: 31 March 2014

Start date: Flexible

Applications to

Tel: 0151 9443933

Posted March 5th 2014

Assistant Forestry Manager (Perth)

  • Woodland creation
  • Forest Plans and Surveys
  • Timber harvesting and marketing
  • Re-stocking
  • Maintenance

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter to Hamish Robertson

Posted March 4th 2014

Education Assistant

If you love the environment and want to improve your chances of getting a job in environmental education, then a placement-year with the FSC at Juniper Hall might be for you.
Benefits of a placement at Juniper Hall:
 Valuable work experience in environmental educational
 A chance to develop work-skills in a highly-respected organisation
 Understanding of how to develop courses that are relevant to schools and colleges
 Experience of excellent customer care
Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Wednesday April 16th 2014
Interviews are scheduled to take place at Juniper Hall Field Centre on: Wednesday 23rd April 2014
Please see our website for further details on this post.
Or, contact Cian Gill at Juniper Hall at for more information regarding this post


Assistant Development Manager – Potential for Job Share 

Coigach - Assynt Living Landscape Partnership


Salary:                 £24,000 pa

Location:           Lochinver, Sutherland

Hours:                 35 per week

Term:                  14 months contract

Following the successful £3million Stage 1 bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT), on behalf of the Coigach-Assynt Living Landscape Partnership, is now looking to appoint an Assistant Development Manager to help develop Stage 2 of this groundbreaking initiative, which will begin to restore Coigach and Assynt’s magnificent natural habitats and archaeological heritage through the HLF Landscape Partnership Scheme (LPS).

Working closely with the 12 local partners you will assist the Development Manager to shape the 35 project ideas already identified into deliverable, fully-funded projects ranging from £1k - £500k. You will undertake the day to day administration of the project and assist with the production of finance and progress reports to the board, HLF and SWT.  You will also assist with the production of, and collating the information required for, the written Stage 2 submission to HLF.


You will have excellent administration and financial management skills, be a first class communicator and show a flair for diplomacy.   Additionally, you will have knowledge of nature conservation and a sound understanding of rural community issues in Scotland.  Importantly, you will have the enthusiasm and initiative to make things happen.

Applicants should be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline, self-motivated and with experience in partnership working, environmental and / or community projects.

The position has the potential to be filled on a job share basis, please state on your application whether you wish to be considered on this basis.


For further information and an application form visit:, email, or contact the HR Manager, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Harbourside House, 110 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6NF, tel 0131 312 7765

Closing date:     12 noon, Friday 21st March 2014

Interviews:          Week beginning 31st March 2014


Posted 15.01.14

The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project

a research and conservation organisation working in Indonesian Borneo to protect the Sabangau rainforest, home to the world's largest population of orangutans and of Southern Bornean gibbons.

We are currently seeking a Communications Manager as well as recruiting for a number of intern positions.

More information can be found at

Any further questions should be sent to

Posted 06.01.14

UPM Tilhill, Stirling, Scotland,

Award-winning forestry and harvesting company UPM Tilhill is on the hunt for candidates with drive, passion and enthusiasm who are interested in joining one of the industry’s leading graduate programmes.

UPM Tilhill, which is at the forefront of the UK forestry management and timber harvesting industry, is looking for recent forestry graduates, or those studying for a degree in forestry or related subjects such as land management, environmental studies or horticulture, to join the graduate scheme. The company now has a number of places available on the three-year programme.

Successful applicants are assigned to a district office or business stream where they learn every aspect of that area, including shadowing highly experienced colleagues. They are then put on rotating placements around the country and across business streams, enabling them to build up their knowledge.

The company encourages all its employees to take advantage of the opportunities offered by a global market leader. These can include exchange programmes to learn about forestry in other UPM companies around the world.

UPM Tilhill Managing Director George McRobbie said: “The forest industry is a fantastic career choice and UPM Tilhill is a superb company to work for. We are looking for graduates with drive, enthusiasm and passion. UPM Tilhill offers all its employees a friendly and challenging work environment with good personal and career development opportunities.”

Whether you’re a recent graduate or studying for your degree, find out more about graduate opportunities at UPM Tilhill by visiting , or contacting the Head of HR, Geraldine Buchanan, on 01786 435000 or .

UPM Tilhill, established more than 60 years ago, is a national company operating from a network of offices throughout the UK. UPM Tilhill is the UK’s largest forest management and timber harvesting company. The company provides a full range of consultancy and contracting services to the forest owner and forestry investor.  Further information is available at



Two Species Protection Officers (Osprey)

Loch of the Lowes, Nr Dunkeld

Duration:    March – May*

Working in rural Perthshire, the successful candidates will monitor all aspects of the returning breeding ospreys from their wintering grounds of West Africa.  They will ensure protection of the nest and eggs on a predominantly nightshift working pattern.  Free accommodation on the site’s well equipped and comfortable, eco bothy is available.

Duties include:

  • Covert observations from the bird hide to ensure protection of birds, eggs and nest.

  • Recording feeding times, parent changeovers and movement of other ospreys, on the reserve. Observing visual monitors overnight to ensure protection of nest.

  • Liaising with local volunteers to ensure permanent 24 hour protection is in place.

  • Liaison with members of the public – answering questions, disseminating information about the ospreys in an interesting friendly manner.

  • Liaison with Police Wildlife Crime officer as appropriate.

  • Patrol of reserve on a regular basis.

  • Occasional intervention members of the public to ascertain their intentions and point out the law regarding Schedule One bird species.

Familiarity with the species and its threats, knowledge of wild birds and the law, natural history and nature conservation is essential.  A reasonable degree of physical fitness and empathy for working out of doors is important as is excellent organisational and communication skills.  A current UK driving licence is essential and having access to a personal vehicle would be advantageous.

*Applicants should be aware that the appointment and duration of these posts depend on the successful return and nesting of the ospreys.



Peregrine Protection Officer

Falls of Clyde, New Lanark

Duration: *March -   July

Working at the popular Falls of Clyde wildlife reserve, the successful candidate will monitor and protect our breeding peregrine falcons and educate visitors about these amazing birds.

The successful candidate will:

  • Set up Operation Peregrine 2014 – site fencing, interpretation, telescopes, cctv systems and the caravan

  • Staff Operation Peregrine for a minimum of 5 days/nights per week (staying in caravan accommodation onsite overnight)

  • Maintain a 24hr presence on site to protect the nesting peregrines (staff & volunteers)
  • Talk to visitors (c.9,000) about the peregrines and the Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • Organise, manage and train a team of approximately 25 volunteers
  • Have experience in membership recruitment

  • Have diligent record keeping and money handling experience for donations and shop sales

  • Regularly update staff, our blog and twitter accounts

  • Be able to produce an annual report on the season’s activities


Good communication and presentation skills, self motivation and knowledge of peregrine falcons are essential.  The successful candidate will need to be resourceful and full of initiative. The position will require long working days with caravan accommodation provided on site with weekend, evenings and public holiday working.

*Applicants should be aware that the appointment and duration of this post depends on the successful nesting pattern of the peregrines.



Volunteering/Placement Opportunities

Posted April 23rd 2014

'Edge of Africa' Volunteering Opportunities

EDGE of AFRICA is a non-government South African organisation (founded in 2007 by Dayne Davey) offering international volunteers the opportunity to visit the country and contribute to our communities and environment. Our main branch is located in Knysna, South Africa.
•We don't receive any funding from the government or any other organisations and rely solely on the goodwill and hard work of our team members; and the financial contribution of participating volunteers
•Our organisation not only helps satisfy some dire needs in the South African communities and environment, but also offers volunteers the opportunity to experience a mixture of races, cultures and traditions, while learning incomparable lessons on life and understanding the value of giving.
•Our dedication to developing ethical and sustainable projects and providing excellent service has paid off - we've won the 2013 Lilizela Imvelo award for Sustainable Development; the 2010 Welcome Awards in the tour operator category; and have also been voted in the top four of South Africa's leading conservation companies by the World Travel Awards since 2008.
For more information about EDGE of AFRICA’s Volunteer Initiatives and Research opportunities please contact
For General Enquiries/Bookings please contact
You can also visit our website at

Posted March 13th 2014

The British Exploring Society are recruiting amongst those graduating this summer for 2015 expeditions

"The Objective of the Society is to advance the education of young people by providing inspirational and challenging scientific expeditions to remote, wild environments and so promote the development of their confidence, teamwork, leadership and spirit of adventure and exploration."

Posted March 11th 2014

Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project Jungle Volunteers

Join our volunteer group in 2014, in the home of the orangutan, the Sabangau forest in Indonesian Borneo. Develop key biodiversity survey skills and connect with others.

Our first 2014 group is now full but we have spaces remaining for our 7 September - 25 October group. Visit to apply. These places will be attributed on a first come first serve basis so apply early to avoid missing out on your primates!

The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project is looking for volunteers to help with our conservation and research work in 2014. There will be two expedition groups in 2014, and Group 1 is already full so make sure to get your application in soon (details on how to apply found below).

OuTrop is a research and conservation organisation based in the Sabangau forest in the heart of Indonesian Borneo, home to the world’s largest populations of orangutans and Southern Bornean gibbons. 

Volunteers join us for seven weeks to gain first-hand experience of a tropical forest environment, working alongside enthusiastic Indonesian researchers, and receiving practical training in field survey skills and project planning. Our volunteer placements are challenging, rigorous and fully-participative. You’ll also be bound to see some of the incredible wildlife that inhabits this special part of the world, from sun bears to flying lizards and of course the charismatic orangutan in its natural habitat. 

Volunteers also have the opportunity to travel to at least one other field site on expedition for a few days, where you will put into practice the survey skills you have learned.

Each year we offer a limited number of students the opportunity to carry out their own research projects for their BSc or MSc dissertations. Many of our previous volunteers have returned as long-term research assistants or gone on to careers and further research in biodiversity conservation.

OuTrop works at the forefront of primate research in tropical forest environments. We are affiliated to the Indonesian University of Palangka Raya, and British universities of Oxford, Leicester and Exeter. We carry out scientific research on many aspects of orangutan, gibbon and red langur ecology and on tropical peat-swamp forest biodiversity, productivity, regeneration and restoration ecology.

To apply and find out more, visit our website, or e-mail

Regular updates on our work in the field can also be found on our project blog And you can follow us at and

Matt Williams, Communications Manager

The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project


Posted 4th March 2014

Volunteering Opportunity

Over The Wall, a national UK children’s charity provide free of charge Therapeutic Recreation camps to help children with life-limiting illnesses and their families, reach beyond the perceived limitations of illness to rediscover a whole new world of possibilities. Through participation in a proven programme of fun-filled recreational and educational activities, our camps help promote inclusion whilst developing the confidence, self-esteem, coping strategies and peer relationships of all our campers.

We give children one glorious week of experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun and empowering, in a physically safe and medically sound environment.

OTW are currently reaching out to students to highlight the range of opportunities available with OTW. We’re looking for those interested in a number of things including, but not limited to, teaching, games, music, arts and crafts, drama, photography, welfare and the environment. I’m hoping to show how you might use your skills and interests in a way you had never considered before.

Our volunteers exist to care for campers, and give them respite from a world normally filled with hospital visits and medication, so if you’re interested in using your talents to help create some camp magic then please do head to or contact Fiona Cook, Volunteer Support Administrator on or 02392 477 110

Exploring Glaciers

Brathay Exploration Group - are currently recruiting for our 2014 expeditions and one in particular - Exploring Glaciers. The expedition is set on and around the Jostedal Icecap, Norway and involves a 5 day glaciers skills training course, where members learn to use ice axes and crampons, do crevasse rescues, and spend 2 days walking up a glacier and staying at it top before walking back down. This training is then followed by a week exploring the Josteldalen National Park whilst developing their mountaineering skills, learning how the landscape and the glaciers within it are changing as a result of climate change.

The expedition is run in conjunction with the Field Studies Council and the Norwegian Glacier Museum. Members of this expedition will then be able to progress on to our Glaciers and Climate Change expedition in 2015, which surveys Tunsbergdalsbreen, the largest outlet glacier of the Jostel Icecap, to determine its response to current climate change. Our 2015 Greenland expedition which will carry out glaciological monitoring (still in development) may also be of interest.

For more information, please go to: Exploring Glaciers and download and Information Pack.
my email address, and the website address


Posted 17th February 2014


Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies  (June 4-20)
Study, SCUBA dive, & snorkel on the Mexican Caribbean Coast.

Colorado Ecosystem Field Studies
(July 13-29, Aug 7-23)
        Study, hike, & camp in the the Rocky Mountains.

* Gain valuable career skills in hands-on ecosystem field research.

* Earn 3 undergraduate semester transfer credits.
* Apply your classroom/textbook learning while immersed in an incredible & active ecosystem setting!

* Accredited by the University of Montana at Missoula Environmental Studies Program *

* Conducted by Ecosystem Field Studies*

For detailed course info visit:

For any further questions email Steve Johnson, Course Director at        


Field Course "Building Baseline Data on Cetaceans" 

Barcelona (Spain) from July 27th - August 4th, 2014. The field course is geared to students of (marine) biology and environmental sciences. 


Further information on this Field Course can be also found through this link, in our website

Ridge to Reef expeditions

I am working for a small NGO in Belize and we are currently developing a new volunteering program - similar to ones you may have heard of such as

Operation Wallacea and Frontier - but with no office outside of Belize and already established programs run by local staff - it promises to give

volunteers a really hands on, authentic conservation experience, for very competitive prices.


I've included a link here to some information about the program, which has a link to an online brochure.


Posted 15th January 2014

Volunteers needed for Sea Turtle Conservation Work in Greece

For more than thirty years ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece has been conducting conservation projects on the major nesting grounds of the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) in Greece. The activities mainly involve sea turtle and nest protection, habitat management, rehabilitation, public awareness and environmental education.

Further information on all of our projects and instructions on how to participate can be found on our website,

Posted: 26 June 2013

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Travelling Fellowships.  Available to all British citizens.  Return travel and daily living expenses.  Typically 4-8 weeks.

Posted: 28 November 2012

British Exploring Society:

Trainee Leader Programme in Namibia or Northern Norway

University Fieldwork Programme in the Indian Himalayas

Empty Quarter 2014 Gap Year Expedition to Oman


Scholarships and Other Opportunities

Posted March 31st

Farming Scholarship

Llyndy Isaf is a 614 acre upland livestock unit in the Nant Gwynant Valley, Snowdonia owned by the National Trust Eryri. The Llyndy Isaf Scholarship is a partnership between National Trust Eryri and Wales YFC which gives a Wales YFC member the opportunity to run the farm for a year. We are now beginning the recruitment process for the second Scholar and are looking for an enthusiastic member who would like to develop their skills and broaden their experience in the agricultural industry by taking on this exciting opportunity.

More information is also available on the Wales YFC website

Please note the two Open Days at Llyndy Isaf which will be a great opportunity to learn more about the farm and the scholarship.

Posted March 4th 2014

Funded Scholarships

Edinburgh Napier University has 13 industrial funded scholarships available on its MSc Timber Engineering; for the September 2014 start.


The course is the only one of its kind in the UK and our scholarships are a new initiative aimed at addressing a long-acknowledged skills gap in the sector. The MSc is an accredited 'Technical' Masters and covers topics such as:  analysis & design of timber structures, project management and sustainable building design.

Prospective students will receive £3750 towards course costs; with five of the 13 available scholarships also offering a one-off sum to help cover living costs.

Posted Feb 19th

Horticultural Development Company’s (HDC) generous Final Year Undergraduate Bursary scheme is now open for applications until 31 March 2014.

  • £4,500 per student is available. Up to 10 bursaries are available
  • Open to undergraduate students on courses involving a placement year in industry 2014 – 2015
  • Placement year in industry must be strongly horticulture related

Now in its second year and open for applications from undergraduates on courses ranging from agriculture to zoology to chemistry, any undergraduate is eligible as long as their course incorporates an industry placement year during 2014 – 2015, and the placement is in a horticultural business, research establishment or advisory company.

Any student on a UK based undergraduate degree that includes an industry placement linked to horticulture is eligible to apply. For more information visit our Bursary page or email

Wishing your students the best of luck with their applications.

Jon Knight

Head of Research and Development, HDC

Switchboard: 02476 692051

Posted 17th Feb 2014

PhD opportunities in Belgium

four PhD positions in the framework of the project entitled 'FORBIO Climate - Adaptation potential of biodiverse forests in the face of climate change'.

Project outline:
Climate change is expected to have a large impact on the distribution, composition and functioning of forest ecosystems worldwide due to
the limited migration and adaptation potential of trees. Creating resistant and resilient forests is thus a key challenge for forest
management. It has been suggested recently that epigenetic mechanisms may increase the capacity of trees to survive in a changing
environment, but the extent and importance of these mechanisms in seedlings and saplings are still unknown. Research has also shown
that more biodiverse ecosystems are better buffered against disturbances, e.g. because of complementary resource use and lower
susceptibility to pest and pathogen attacks. Yet, these studies were predominantly performed in grasslands. More insight into the adaptive
capacity of trees – in their consecutive life stages (from seedling to adult) - and forests to climate change is thus badly needed.
FORBIO Climate wants to scrutinize the adaptive capacity of tree species and predict the future performance of tree species in Belgium
under different scenarios of climate change. The project will focus on oak (Quercus robur/petraea) and beech (Fagus sylvatica), two tree
species with high ecological and economic significance in Belgium (and Europe). FORBIO Climate will capitalize upon two unique research
infrastructures available in Belgium, i.e. the FORBIO experimental sites (see: and the Observational
Biodiversity Platform, to test the following hypotheses: (1) epigenetic inheritance mechanisms can increase the adaptive capacity of trees
to climate change during the reproduction stage; (2) across subsequent tree development stages, tree performance in more biodiverse
forests is more resistant and resilient to climate change.

Our offer:
· We offer a Ph.D. scholarship for two years, that will be extended for two more years after a positive evaluation.
· Tentative starting date is 1 April 2014.
· Send your CV, summary of study grades, a motivation letter and the names of two referees by email before March 3, 2014 to
the principal investigators of the respective WPs / PhDs


Posted 7th February 2014

Envision brings together UK researchers with 44 industry and NGO partners to provide a new generation of environmental scientists with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to take on the challenges of a changing world.

Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Lancaster University is leading the initiative which brings together the Universities of Nottingham and Bangor, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the British Geological Survey and Rothamsted Research. The initiative also involves large multinationals, a large number of SMEs and international research centres.

Students will benefit from: broad research themes, access to leading world experts, close ties with business, relevant work experience and leadership training.

Envision will recruit 12 PhD students per year for the next five years - starting from October 2014.

Envision Doctoral Training Programme


Posted: 12 February 2013

Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships


Graduate Loyalty Discount 2013

UK/EU 2013 Bangor graduates starting a full-time Masters degree at Bangor University this September will automatically be entitled to a £500 discount on the tuition fee for eligible Masters courses. More information...

Postgraduate Widening Access Bursaries

These awards are aimed specifically at widening access to full-time taught postgraduate Masters courses. Click here for more information.

MBA Environmental Management at Bangor University

Santander Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Scholarships

The Santander Group will be awarding a number of one year undergraduate and taught postgraduate scholarships to current Bangor University students. 

All studentships are for one year only and vary from £3,000 to £4,166.

Click here for further details and how to apply. 

GO Wales Graduate Training & Development Fund

Private sector small to medium sized businesses in Wales can apply for funding towards the cost of training their graduate-level* staff.

Further details...

Erasmus Mundus Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

Available to EU/UK and International students to study the MSc Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) and MSc Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) taught Masters degrees. Approximately 30 places are available annually.

More details are available at and

The application deadline is 1 December 2013 to start in autumn 2014.


Erasmus Mundus Research Scholarships

Available for UK/EU and International students studying the Forest and Nature for Society (FONASO) joint doctoral programme. The School is a member of the Forest and Nature for Society (FONASO) consortium of seven European institutions that offers a joint doctoral programme with funded scholarships.  For more information about the FONASO programme, see

The deadline for applications is 1 November 2013.  

Bangor FONASO contact: Dr Morag McDonald (


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