Life in the undergrowth – Biodiversity in your back yard

25 June 2019 14:00 - 16:00

Fusehill Street campus, Carlisle CA1 2HH

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Life in the undergrowth – Biodiversity in your back yard

One of the most important skills that a good zoologist can develop is the ability to identify the weird and wonderful animals that we have on this planet. Using a comprehensive toolkit of skills that we will help you develop, you will work out how to distinguish between some of the more unusual animals that we find in the UK across a range of different habitat and groups.

During this masterclass, you will receive a short overview of some of our important wildlife. You will be provided with a toolkit for the practical identification of some of our more unusual species, (including the insects and arachnids) and you will be instructed on the use of a range of different techniques such as microscopy, trapping and others.

Masterclass award

You will be awarded 16 UCAS points** for attending this masterclass. 

** NB. The reduction will be applied on application. Points cannot be redeemed retrospectively if you have already applied to the university; they can only be redeemed against University of Cumbria courses linked to the masterclass.

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Why attend a masterclass?

Our masterclasses are designed to give future students like you a flavour of what it is really like to study at university and hand you all that's needed to successfully step into a degree to kick-start your career. Delivered by a leading member of academic staff, these sessions are suitable for students studying A-levels and other level 3 qualifications.

From our masterclasses, you’ll:

  • Take part in real research
  • Gain an excellent example to give your personal statement the edge
  • Enrich your current studies and explore beyond the boundaries of your current knowledge
  • Sample a subject that ignites your interest and make sure it’s the correct course for you
  • Get a unique chance to push your passion further
  • Earn extra UCAS points to boost your application

Spaces are limited, so if you’re considering a future working in zoology, book now.

How to get here


The Fusehill Street campus is easily accessible. The postcode for sat navs is CA1 2HH.

Leaving the M6 at junction 43 bear left onto Warwick Road for approximately 1.5 miles before turning left onto Greystone Road. Take the sixth left turn onto Fusehill Street. The campus entrance is on your right hand side.


Limited free parking is available on campus. Please collect a permit from one of our helpful student ambassadors on the day. Alternative parking is available at Cecil Street Car Park. Click here for directions.


Carlisle railway station is about a ten minute walk from campus. Taxis are readily available outside the railway station.