A Tale of Two Islands Talk with Bangor University BioSoc!

Hi everyone, tomorrow at 7pm we have a talk from Mick McGowan in collaboration with Bangor University Biological Society!

Mick will be discussing his career as a marine biologist and how it got him to where he is today. He will also speak about his current role within the Blue Ocean Watch Foundation.

We will also be hosting a social after the talk at 8pm with Bangor’s BioSoc. Not one to be missed this week!

Note: This event will be held on zoom, with links and passwords sent via email

Wildlife ACT Talk on Thursday @ 7pm

This Thursday we have Simon from Wildlife ACT giving us a talk. Wildlife ACT Fund is a non-profit trust on a mission to save our planets’ endangered wildlife and wild places from extinction. Passionate, experienced, on-the ground conservationists doing critical work where it’s needed most. Delivering time and expertise, implementing anti-poaching measures, finding and funding equipment, and educating local communities.

They also offer some of the most unique African wildlife research opportunities and practical learning environments in South Africa for those wishing to gather research data for undergraduate degrees. Monitor Africa’s iconic species and the habitats in which they live.

The zoom link for this event will be posted in the facebook group. If you can’t access facebook, not a problem. Just shoot us a quick message at guzoosoc@gmail.com for the zoom information!

ZooSoc Photography Competition


We’re excited to announce the (official) opening of our annual photography competition! We know some of you take some incredible photographs so we want to celebrate the talent with this competition. We have 3 main entry categories:

1. Best of British: We have the most amazing landscapes and wildlife right on our doorsteps so if you’ve ventured way up into the Highlands of Scotland or down to the unique coast of Southern England, or anywhere in between – we want your best wildlife or landscape snaps from the British Isles.

2. International Admiration: Whether you’ve moved to Scotland from your own stunning country, or you’ve headed off somewhere brilliant on holiday or expedition – we want your most vibrant shots from around the globe.

3. Macro: The little things in life are important, and some of the world’s most impressive creatures are the wee ones. It takes a lot of skill to master macro photography so our final category will celebrate the tiniest of marvels the natural world has to offer.

Send in any entries to our email guzoosoc@gmail.com with your name, date the photo was taken and any story behind the snap! Remember that anyone who’s sent in #wildlifefromhome photos throughout the year will also be automatically entered.

Your photos don’t need to be from the past year, we’ve had entries from as far back as the 1970s! You can only enter once per category but as many categories as you like. A winner and runner up for each category will be chosen by our trusty committee, and there’ll be a prize for each category! Each year the winning photo’s are printed on canvases and displayed in the Graham Kerr building as well as representing our society on all our newsletters and membership cards.

We’ll be closing the competition the last week of the semester! Good luck!!

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Marine Conservation Talk Today @ 6pm!

Tara from the Marine Conservation Society will be joining us to talk about their current campaigns and projects. Some of their current campaigns include protecting UK sharks, saving seagrass and say no to red rated fish.

The Marine Conservation Society is the UK’s leading charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife. For over thirty years MCS has been the voice for the sea for all the fascinating creatures that live beneath the waves, for our breath-taking coastal environment, for all those who make a sustainable living from the sea and for everyone who simply enjoys visiting the beach and our glorious coastline.

! The zoom link for this event is posted in the facebook group. If you can’t access facebook, not a problem. Just shoot us a message at guzoosoc@gmail.com for the zoom information!

Butterfly Talk Tomorrow @ 7pm!

Tune in tomorrow to hear Anthony from Butterfly Conservation Scotland give a talk on ‘Butterflies & how we can help them?’.

There will also be potential volunteering opportunities discussed in advance of the new butterfly recording season!! The zoom link for this event is posted in the facebook group. If you can’t access facebook, not a problem. Just shoot us a message at guzoosoc@gmail.com for the zoom information!

See you then to hear some amazing facts about butterflies!

Grad Talk tonight at @ 6pm!

We’ll be hosting several recent Glasgow MFB/ Zoology graduates to hear about their current jobs in the field, and their advice on finding jobs after graduating! Some of their roles include;

  • Marine biologist on a coral reef restoration project in Kenya
  • Coordinator at the Atlantic Whale and Dolphin Foundation in Tenerife
  • Project manager at a conservation centre in Thailand
  • Head marine biologist for COMO hotel group, Maldives
  • MSc Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation and Epidemiology student at Glasgow

There’ll be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and pick some brains! Most of the grads also took part in Exploration Society expeditions, so if any students have an interest in those, then they can find out more info and ask any questions.

It’s sure to be a really interesting talk so we’re hoping to see students from all year groups attending! More info can be found on our Facebook – Glasgow University Sea Society, or University of Glasgow Zoological Society

The Zoom link for the talks can be accessed here:

Topic: Sea Society Graduate Talk 2021


Meeting ID: 581 833 8669

Passcode: gradtalk21


Born Free Talk Tonight @ 7pm

Ian Redmond OBE, Born Free’s Senior Wildlife Consultant will be giving a talk for the Born Free foundation about his experience as a reluctant volunteer!

“Ian is a tropical field biologist and conservationist, renowned for his work with great apes and elephants; he has been a wildlife consultant with Born Free since1986. Having authored books, articles, reports and scientific papers Ian is currently part of a team developing virtual reality as a tool for conservation education”

Delve into the past 40 years of Ian’s international career and the species and individuals he has encountered along the way.

He has done some very amazing things in his career that I think you are definitely going to want to come along to hear!