Student Research Opportunities

HMG may be able to help if you are looking for:
  • Opportunities to gain practical experience in ecological surveys as part of a course at school, college or university
  • Advice or equipment for a specific local project you may be planning or be performing already
  • An opportunity to get involved locally in one of our projects or general activities as a volunteer
A good starting point is to check our Events Calendar.  Here you will see what the group is currently involved in.  If you see anything there that is of interest, contact the leader of that event for further information.  An Archived Events Calendar is also available as a sub-heading within the Events Calendar section; here you can see what we have done in the past.

If you do decide to work with us, the only proviso is that you join HMG.  This is because all individuals directly involved with us have to be insured against injury, third party damage etc.  Unless you have your own insurance for this type of work, by joining HMG our group policy will provide the necessary cover.  There may be some occasions when you could attend an 'outside event' as an observer at your own risk, but these would be at the discretion of HMG.  See our Membership page for details of how to join HMG.


If you contact us, tell us a bit about yourself.  Try to answer the following questions; this will help us provide a tailored response.

  • Where do you live (the town or city is fine)?
  • What are studying and where?
  • What species or types of projects/volunteering are you specifically interested in?
  • Do you have your own transport?
  • Note: If you are under 16, you may need to be accompanied by a responsible adult at our events
  • Please supply a contact number if you are happy to be contacted by phone

For any other enquiries about how we might assist, use our general email address.