Ben-Chester

Ben

Chester

United Kingdom

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“Horticulture is such an important area of study as it connects to all aspects of our lives in some way or another. The breadth of subject matter is such that there are a huge number of different jobs that this degree can be used for.

“If it is plant related this course covers it. From the more complicated science behind how plants work to how to use them in design, the course teaches many aspects of horticulture. It is perfect for someone like me who is interested in plants, but not entirely sure which direction I want to go in.

“Each module brings its own enjoyment and challenges. For creative outlets there is garden design, soft landscaping and even employability where we use a lot of social media. For the more scientific and logical minded, plant and soil science, surveying and experimental design offer great mental challenges. Whatever your strengths and weaknesses, there are areas of this course that you will excel in.

“During my studies, I organised a month long internship with the National Tropical Botanical Gardens on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. The internship took place during the winter break and was one of the best experiences of my life. I developed many of the skills I had been learning at University as well as learning new ones. The location was amazing and I made some lifelong friends.

“After the course I would like to continue on to study a PhD at NTU, but who knows where the course could take me! Every module on the course has given me a new skill or developed one I already had.”

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