“As a University, we have a global reputation for our marine research and teaching. But if we are to continue advancing our understanding of the marine environment, and finding ways to preserve it, it is vital that we educate and inspire our young people. Our partnership with Ashfords will directly help us to achieve that, encouraging and enabling our students into professions that are critical for the future health of our planet.”
“We live and work in the South West, so the coast and marine environment is an integral part of who we are as people and as a business. The continued development of expertise and talent in the region is also critical and particularly in the marine area, where we have a strong practice and reputation. These elements make our partnership with the University of Plymouth a great fit. After hearing the students’ passion for their new programme, we are even more proud to support them, the local community and the global environment.”
The Ashfords’ Marine Scholarships for 2022/23 have been awarded to:
- Caroline Millan: A BSc (Hons) Marine Biology graduate interested in the overall functions and roles of ecosystems (particularly seagrass and coral reef systems), but also the ways in which larger inhabitants can influence the ecosystem;
- Janine Douglas: A BSc (Hons) Ocean Science graduate interested in studying marine megafauna, how and why their distributions vary both spatially and temporally, and people’s perceptions of the ocean and the life within it;
- Maizie Edwards: A BSc (Hons) Environmental Science graduate interested in the ecological aspect of coastal environments within the UK, such as kelp forests, and how algal communities can play a critical role in protecting our oceans and coasts.
Representing 3000 staff, researchers and students, the University of Plymouth's Marine Institute is the first and largest such institute in the UK.
We provide the external portal to our extensive pool of world-leading experts and state-of-the-art facilities, enabling us to understand the relationship between the way we live, the seas that surround us and the development of sustainable policy solutions.
Boasting lecture facilities overlooking the sea, a wet lab for sample examination and analysis, a seawater aquarium, and field equipment storage and changing facilities.