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School of Life Sciences

Male and female students chatting at a bench The University of Warwick has been ranked 5th in the UK for Bioscience in the Guardian University league table 2020

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Dr Mike Tildesley talks to BBC News about the UK government's plans to ease the lockdown, the need to maintain social distancing and the importance of the R number to stopping the spread of Covid-19. (BBC News Channel - 10.05.2020)

The School of Life Sciences has been recognised for its commitment to Athena SWAN in the achievement of a Silver Award in 2018.

"Athena SWAN is a central component of our culture and working practice and we continue to champion the development of a science department that provides collegiality and transparency to ensure equal opportunities for all"
Head of School, Professor Lorenzo Frigerio

SLS Athena SWAN webpage

Science on the Hill

'Science on the Hill' is a new exciting programme of public engagement events being jointly hosted by the School of Life Sciences and Warwick Medical School. Unfortunately due to the global outbreak of Covid-19 we have been forced to cancel this series of events until the next academic year. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.


Innovative technologies are enabling researchers to extract and analyse DNA from environmental samples. Our approach is being used by conservation organisations to identify protected species and preserve biodiversity.

Ecological Forensics Service

More than 80% of research in the School of Life Sciences was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in REF2014