University Marine Biological Station Millport
What our customers say
Quotes from feedback in 2011
University College Cork, 1–5 March 2011
Millport is savage!
An interesting, educational and enjoyable trip. Well worth visiting for students of all ages.
University of Glasgow, MB1, 16–23 March 2011
An excellent educational opportunity not to be missed.
An intense, fun and very rewarding experience. I learned so much on this course and there was never a dull moment.
If we researched every ecosystem the way we did at Millport we would know a lot more about zoology.
Millport will expand your knowledge and skills in marine and freshwater biology while intriguing and challenging you. It is certainly a memorable experience.
Worthwhile and loved the setting, really productive time to be had.
The trip was an extremely valuable part of the experience needed for my degree, and the location for the field station is perfect.
An interesting trip which provides good opportunity to experience field work
The variety of species found in Millport was amazing the teaching staff were so enthusiastic and knowledgeable that you couldn't help but enjoy what you were learning about.
The staff are really friendly, the facilities are great and it's a great way to see live organisms in their natural habitiat.
University of Hull, 2–8 Apr 2011
Very enjoyable and learn a lot, if the weather is nice!
A good week in the rain.
A truly enjoyable, educating and complimentary experience to a marine biology degree.
Fun even though I was soaked every day.
Sun, sea and sand … what more do you want?
UMBSM is a great experience for science students and is a perfect way to learn new skills and enhance the ones you have.
University of the West of Scotland, 26–29 Apr 2011
Field courses at Millport never disappoint.
I found the UMBSM a very worthwhile facility offering learning opportunities that otherwise would not have been available on campus or elsewhere.
The UMBSM is a valuable resource for students. The physical identification of flora and fauna is hugely useful and really makes for a great learning experience.
University of Glasgow, DACE, 8–13 May 2011
The staff did everything that they could and more to make the stay as enjoyable as possible.
A great place to do fieldwork, ideal location and friendly staff
A great place to put your Marine Biology theory into practice.
A friendly welcome, a fascinating variety of habitats and fauna, beautiful surroundings and charismatic people!
It was Fandabbydosy!! Educationally and socially. The food was fantastic!
University of Durham, 17–28 Jun 2011
A wonderful place for teaching marine biology – made all the more so by the staff and facilities.
An amazing place to discover fantastic marine fauna in the UK.
Had a ‘whale’ of a time – what a great ‘plaice’.
Aberystwyth University, 1–10 Jul 2011
Very hard work but a very valuable learning experience.
Beautiful island and well used area, fantastic week. Thanks to helpful staff and excellent facilities!
I really enjoyed the biodiversity and Millport was beautiful.
University of Newcastle, 4–11 Jul 2011
Millport! You cannae beat it!!!!
Millport is the best thing to come out of Scotland since Mel Gibson in Braveheart!
I learnt more in a week, than I did in a year
An invaluable resource.
The best week of our course so far!
Millport is good. Go there.
I hear you say you like marine biology - have you seen Millport? No? Check it out!
University of Newcastle, 11–17 Jul 2011
Newcastle University will continue to bring our marine biology students here for a long time to come – efficiently run – perfect set up.
Marine Mammal Course (UMBSM-taught module), 6–20 July 2011
The boat trips are awesome.
This is a rare and valuable opportunity to discover Scotland's unique marine habitat.
Overall this was a fantastic trip. Everyone one was very friendly and informative.
Great trips, great viewing and enormous knowledge is gained from this.
Best and my favourite module.
I can most strongly recommend this course as an experience that can open a new world of delight and wonder.
Excellent course, particularly enjoyed field and practical skills learned on board boats. A new experience.
This is a unique and valuable resource that should be exploited by inquiring forward thinking educational institutions that wish to do well by their students.
The whole thing was great fun and I'd do it again in no time.
A beautiful location with great staff! We don't have these kind of experiences where I'm from.
University of Manchester, 17–25 Jun 2011
Millport is a unique place, nowhere else can you count barnacles and enjoy yourself.
Seeing marine life in its natural habitat and the wide diversity was very enjoyable.
Swansea University, 25 Jun – 2 Jul 2011
Big thanks to the hostel staff who gave us good food and made the stay really comfortable.
Brilliant and useful educational experience – unforgettable.
Fantastic all round! Learnt so much! Happy student.
University of York, 2–10 Jul 2011
UMBSM has given me one of the most enjoyable and useful learning experiences of my life so far.
I liked it – Barnacles rule!
Great experience, something completely different to sitting in a lecture hall back at uni.
University of London (MB2), 17–29 Aug 2011
As a visiting student from the University of Leeds, I have found everyone at the Station welcoming and helpful. An excellent course regardless of which university you have come from!
All staff were very friendly and I instantly felt comfortable in an informal environment.
Beautiful island, amazing people, stimulating course! Thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
Brilliant course which helps relieve the end of year exam pressure in a fun and interesting way.
All biologists should attend this course if they know what's good for them and their degrees!
It's good to be able to conduct an experiment from start to finish as individuals. It is simply not possible at university where we are provided with samples and perform a snapshot of the investigation.
University of London (MB1), 30 Aug – 11 Sep 2011
The most fun part of my degree so far! A chance to do fieldwork in a way that cannot be done on campus.
An interesting in-depth course offering a broad range of organisms, with flexibility to specify in certain areas if wanted.
Above all, the attitude of the staff made this a course to remember.
University of Liverpool, 9–16 Sep 2011
Hard work but worth it.
So much different wildlife within easy reach.
University of Glasgow (MB2), 11–17 Sep 2011
Everyone at UMBSM including both teaching and catering staff were extremely helpful.
Loved this week!
If you are studying microbiology or marine biology, don't think twice about spending a week at the Marine Station in Millport, you won't regret it. Science in its best form
From Micro to Macro, fun, educational experience.
University of Essex
The UMBSM is uniquely suited to provide students with a fantastic field course experience whilst having access to university level facilities. Thanks to all staff.
Enjoyed myself in Millport, research vessel was an inspiring experience, would like to visit again.
Graeme High School, 19–22 Sep 2011
It was a great experience. It's good to get a way to a beautiful place like th is, especially when the weather's good.
Great week with great food.
University College Cork, 20–25 Sep 2011
If you like marine biology you'll love UMBSM
Brilliant experience biology-wise with fantastic accommodation and catering!
Excellent experience, an eye opener to marine biology with unbelievable food and beds to add to it.
It was a great experience of realistic field-based science.
Informative, interesting and comfortable. Beds are comfortable!!!! Drinks are sooo cheap.
Robert Gordon's College, 22–25 Sep 2011
Fun, useful and very accessible.
A unique insight into a research facility
Was very interesting and worthwhile.
Knowledgeable staff, provided excellent information in an informal yet productive way.
An experience whose memories will stay with me forever
Millport – more like Thrillport
It was a very interesting and different experience.
An invaluable experience which I will remember for a long time.
An exhilarating experience I will hold in my heart forever.
Extremely interesting weekend, would recommend it to others.
Acting Director: Dr Fiona Hannah
University Marine Biological Station Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, KA28 0EG, Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1475 530581/2, Fax: +44 (0)1475 530601
The University of London is an exempt charity in England and Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (reg. no. SC041194)