NTU Wildlife Conservation student shortlisted for British Exploring Leader of the Year award

BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation student Tom Winterton from Nottingham Trent University attended a prestigious award ceremony after being shortlisted for the British Exploring Leader of the Year award.

BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation student Tom Winterton from Nottingham Trent University attended a prestigious award ceremony after being shortlisted for the British Exploring Leader of the Year award.

Tom was one of only nine others who had been shortlisted. The winner was announced at the Patron’s Evening at The Royal Geographical Society on 15 February 2017 and the award presented by Prince Andrew.

Nominated by his peers, Tom was up for the award following his work as Deputy Chief Leader for an expedition to the Peruvian Amazon in 2016.

The expedition saw Tom lead a group of young explorers (16-24 year olds) into the Amazon to conduct science projects, a community project and exploration.

Tom said: “Throughout the awards ceremony young explorers gave presentations about their experiences and expeditions. It was humbling to see how the challenging environment of the Amazon became the backdrop to so many inspirational stories of adventure and personal development.”

NTU Wildlife Conservation student shortlisted for British Exploring Leader of the Year award

Published on 6 March 2017
  • Category: School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences

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