Category: Placements

FBMH Stories: Claire Laxton

FBMH Stories: Claire Laxton

As part of our FBMH Stories feature for Instagram, we chat to Claire, who recently graduated with a BSc in Pharmacology with Industrial/Professional Experience. We discuss her time at Manchester, from choosing her course and her fantastic placement in The Gambia, to her final year research project and next steps.

My undergraduate research: why blood is thicker than water for mating roosters

My undergraduate research: why blood is thicker than water for mating roosters

Conducted as part of an undergraduate placement year project at The University of Manchester, a study published in the journal Behavioural Ecology has shown that male domestic fowl are less aggressive towards related males than they are to unrelated males when competing for mates. Recently-graduated BSc Biology with Industrial/Professional Experience student, Charlotte Rosher, explains her research.