More about Anya
“The BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation course gives me a background in all fields relating to this subject from physiology and genetics to habitat management as well as law and behaviour. We also had the opportunity to go to Spain and South Africa where we completed fieldwork studying the different species found there.
“The Brackenhurst Campus is in a really beautiful setting, which allows us to go outside to study the topics we’re learning about. This gives us experience of the subjects we are learning about and not just sitting in a classroom.
“I also had the opportunity to do a placement year which is something I wanted to do from the beginning. This allowed me to put my knowledge into practice and gain a useful insight into how the industry works. It also helped to gain useful contacts, which have been invaluable in acquiring a job after university.
“I completed my placement at Rutland Nature Reserve. Here I gained not only valuable practical skills such as species identification and my chainsaw certificate, but also confidence and awareness of the real world. I made life-long friends on my placement and also realised what I want to achieve in my career.
“I would recommend doing a placement. I had the most fun and gained so much from completing mine. Not only have my grades improved but I also have a C.V. full to the brim with transferable skills and knowledge.
“My favourite module was African Ecosystems. I was able to experience a place I had never been to before and immerse myself in the wildlife there. It was a fascinating module learning about the management of the species in Africa, as well as the threats facing the animals there.
“The tutors here are really helpful and knowledgeable. Not only are many of them completing research which you can easily get involved in, they are also always available to support you with your studies. They are always ready to answer any questions you may have and are very friendly and supportive.
“One of the things I love about NTU is the balance between research and teaching. No matter how busy the tutors are, they always have time for the students.
“It’s really nice to be a student here. At Brackenhurst we get the best of both worlds. The city is not too far away and it’s a great city to go out in. We also have the beautiful surroundings at Brackenhurst, so when the library gets too much you can take a long walk round campus enjoying the countryside.”