School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Field Trips and Studying Abroad

Field Trips and Studying Abroad

Due to covid-19 restrictions, all field trips are cancelled for the 2020/21 academic year

Our Biology undergraduates enjoy a field trip to the Farne Islands to look at bird species including Puffins and Arctic Terns.

With miles of coastline and the Northumberland countryside on your doorstep, you’ll enjoy a unique learning experience at Newcastle..

During your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to explore varied and exciting locations.

Biology & Zoology

You can also opt to study abroad as part of your degree.

Earth & Environmental Sciences

You can also opt to study abroad as part of your degree.

Marine Biology and Zoology

You can also opt to study abroad as part of your degree.

Find out what it was like on our field trip to Bermuda.

Study Abroad

Chemistry student Jordan's Strasbourg experience

My time in Strasbourg was an unforgettable experience.

Being in a lab all day every day for eight months at first seemed like a daunting prospect. But I soon became passionate about my project and enjoyed being in the lab.

In fact, the project became the favourite part of my time abroad. This was the first opportunity I’d had to carry out my own research. I could develop it and have a voice in directing where it went.

I have been fortunate enough to study both in Newcastle and Strasbourg. They are two cities that are friendly and welcoming.

Strasbourg is one of the prettiest cities I have visited. So as well as improving my Chemistry, I also enjoyed this beautiful city.

The key benefits of the year abroad process have been a massive improvement in my:

  • lab abilities
  • problem solving skills
  • knowledge of French wine and cheese

Now, I have been able to return to Newcastle for my Masters in a much stronger position in Chemistry. I can apply all the skills learned to my Master’s research project and lectures.

The Study Abroad process has improved my job prospects. It stands me in good stead for the future as it shows that I can be:

  • out of my comfort zone in a foreign country
  • carry out a project gaining invaluable experience that stands me out from the crowd

Three top tips:

  1. Go for it, immerse yourself in a different culture. This is a prime opportunity to do so.
  2. Get a wider understanding of all the different cultures that the world has to offer.
  3. Don’t worry, try everything.
Our Chemistry student Jordan has enjoyed studying abroad in Strasbourg, France.