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From practising policy to a Politics PhD


My name is Dayo and I am a second year PhD student at the University studying Politics. I am researching how underrepresented members of the public in policy making (in the case of my research, Black and Minority Ethnic young adults aged 18 – 25) are included in the process of policy making.

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Can birdsong save endangered species?


My name is Rebecca and I am a 2nd year PhD student in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. I have been interested in animals and the natural world since I was very young. My research focuses on how birdsong can influence conservation.

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Selfish species: game theory and the ecosystem


I am studying for a PhD in Statistical Physics and Complex Systems at The University of Manchester. My research studies a system of many interacting species where the population of one species can facilitate or hinder the growth of another species. I became interested in population dynamics after reading "The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins, where he described behavioural evolution using ideas from Game Theory. He described how an animal’s behaviour, and the behaviours of the other animals it interacts with, would determine how successful the animal would be at surviving and passing on it genes.

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