Your Ecology and Conservation Offer

Congratulations on your offer. We hope to see you at one of our offer holder events. Take a look at some course info below and hear from our students.

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Join us

Our in-person and online events are a great way to find out more about your course, the community you'll be studying in, and they are an opportunity to meet staff and students, and experience subject taster sessions. Ecology and Conservation student Clementine hopes you can make it!

Your offer holder event

The dates

Due to popular demand, we now have an additional date available to book.

  • Saturday 17th February 2024 (fully booked)
  • Saturday 23rd March 2024 (fully booked)
  • Saturday 27th April 2024

The schedule (in person)

You can look forward to the following:

  • 9am Student Experience Hub and campus tour (optional)
  • 12pm Registration and light lunch in Lancaster Environment Centre
  • 12.45pm Degree talk and Q&A with admissions tutors and student ambassadors
  • 1.30pm Subject taster sessions
  • 3pm Offer holder and guest information session
  • 3.45pm Refreshments and final questions and answers

The schedule (digital)

The day will run from 12pm-3pm. Full schedule to follow shortly.

Book your offer holder event

Click the link below to search for your offer holder event and book your place.

Offer holder events

Beyond the labs

We take advantage of our natural surroundings to create amazing fieldwork experiences in addition to opportunities to travel the world with residential overseas field trips.

Melissa Knott

A place for Abbie

My course at Lancaster University is like no other and it has everything I want from a degree. I am able to study topics in my first year that I have touched upon before, whilst discovering new things every day.

There are so many interesting modules, and the really great thing about my course is the wide range of subject areas we study, such as evolution, aquatic ecology, zoology and so much more. This means the scope of my learning is forever growing in the direction I want it to, especially as I have opportunities further down the line to specialise in my area of interest.

It's definitely an advantage that the University is on the Lake District's doorstep. I have many opportunities to visit various places which helps me to visualise my learning and delve deeper into ecology and conservation out in the field.

Abbie Pilkington, BSc Ecology and Conservation

Meet the Team

Professor Martin McAinsh

Professor Martin McAinsh

Director of Undergraduate Biology and Admissions Tutor for Zoology and Ecology & Conservation

My research focuses on plant cell biology. In particular, I am interested in how plants respond to environmental changes, such as drought or ozone pollution, and how this relates to sustainable agriculture. This research relates directly to my undergraduate teaching, which includes topics on plant responses to environmental change, biochemistry and cell biology. In addition to my teaching and research, I lead admissions to the portfolio of Biosciences degree programmes at Lancaster.

Dr Alex Bush

Dr Alex Bush

Senior Lecturer and Admissions Tutor for Zoology and Ecology and Conservation

I am a lecturer of environmental remote sensing at Lancaster University, specializing in ecological modelling for monitoring, managing and conserving biodiversity at macroecological scales. I hold degrees from the University of East Anglia and Macquarie University in Sydney, and I subsequently took research fellowships with the Australian and Canadian governments. My interests are in methods and models that will support up-to-date ecological monitoring at national scales, that will guide and improve the sustainability of ecosystems as a whole, and that reduce the rate of biodiversity loss from our landscapes.

Keep in touch with us

If you would like more information, please feel free to email us at the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) at or telephone us on +44(0)1524 510249 or +44(0)1524 595014.

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