Climate Change and Biodiversity

An online facilitated course for students in Year 12 and 13 looking to explore the causes of climate change and how it affects biodiversity

This course sets out to inspire and challenge you in a non-competitive environment, mixing with like-minded students from across the UK delivered by subject experts. Participation can be acknowledged under Preparation for HE on your UCAS application form.

Students should have a keen interest in climate change and the motivation to explore it in more depth. Topics include:

  • Biodiversity: why it matters and are we living in a mass extinction event? (Ellen Bell)
  • Introduction to climate change: the evidence and why its happening (Sarah Berk)
  • Healthy ecosystems and rich biodiversity: how to protect and restore our ecosystems (David Collins)
  • Plenty more fish in the sea: conservation and sustainably harvesting fisheries (Emily Phelps)
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Dates and times

Tuesday 5, Wednesday 13 and 20 October 2021

4 pm to 6:30 pm each day


Online via Zoom


Different elements of the course will be delivered by post graduate researchers from the University of East Anglia

Course objectives

  • To explore further human impacts on the natural world
  • To consider the effect of climate change on ecosystems and biodiversity
  • To provide opportunities to develop research and study skills.


The course will be delivered online using a variety of methods, including lectures, student presentations, self-directed learning and class discussions. There will be some preparatory work.



Fee notes

We are pleased to be able to offer this course for free to all state school students who have experienced disadvantage or disrupted education over the last year.

Closing date for applications

Friday 1 October 2021

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