Assignment 3 – Business Plan

The final assignment for the entrepreneurial side of the module consisted of developing a biology/zoology related business plan. We could choose whether to do this on the business idea developed during the dragon’s den workshop or create a new idea. I decided not to use the dragon’s den idea but opted to create a business…

Seminar 2 – What is there to fear? Predators, primates & their landscapes of fear

The second seminar in the Bioenterprise and employability was by Professor Russell Hill, Durham University. Prof. Hill also works as a part of the Primate & Predator Project in South Africa. The main objectives of the project are: To assess the role of mountainous regions in biodiversity conservation. The behavioural ecology of predator-prey interactions focusing…

Workshop 4 & Assignment 4 – Dragon’s Den

The main purpose of this workshop was to build the foundations for our business plan assignment (which will have its own post relatively soon) as well as enabling us to work as a part of a team and to create and give a presentation to a couple of business experts, our “dragons”.   After being…

Workshop 3 & Assignment 2 – The Assessment Centre

This workshop followed the previous Careers Cafe with the aims to prepare us for job interviews through team exercises using practices commonly used by employers.   Interviews After being divided into groups of approximately 4 or 5, each person was assigned one of 4 roles; Head interviewer, Interviewee, a member from Human Relations and a…

Workshop 2 – Careers Cafe

The main goal of the careers cafe was to give us an idea of what life is and would be like after university by Bangor graduates as well as an opportunity to network. The speakers were of various ages, backgrounds and all took different paths through their university and work careers in biology, biochemistry and…