Life Sciences Qualifications

For the latest update on named life sciences qualifications see our course choice information.

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Winter 2015-2016 Newsletter

Please see our newsletter for winter 2015-2016.


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A warm and compassionate welcome from Students for Ethical Science (past and present) of the Open University

We aim to persuade the Open University, by peaceful and legal means, to end its harmful use of animals in life sciences, and replace it with academically equivalent or superior non-harmful alternatives.

For more information about S E S, its aims and history see About Us or email us at the addresses given on the Contacts page. For information about studying biology and gaining named qualifications in biology and life sciences without harming animals see OU Study and Research.

Sam puts her money where her mouth is!

Putting her money where her mouth is, Sam Covington, SES Treasurer and Conference Delegate, is a guinea pig in a fifteen-week nutrition research programme at Imperial College. This involves her being starved, having adipose fat and muscle tissue cut out of her several times during the 2nd and 15th weeks, and having to follow a strict dietary regime. You can follow her progress on her blog.