Holly Astbury



United Kingdom
I have learnt so much already from my course not only from the lecturers, but also from the trips I’ve done.

More about Holly

“I chose this course because I love working with animals. I was also interested in all the trips that the university offer which allow you to gain work experience and knowledge in the field.

“There are so many opportunities that the course has to offer. If you are able to participate in the field trips provided you will absolutely love it and gain so much experience and lifelong friends.

“The tutors are all very friendly and easy to get along with. It’s not difficult to get in touch with them as they are only an email away.

“I love being a student at Brackenhurst as it’s very welcoming and you get to know your way around very quickly. There are a lot of opportunities to join clubs and societies and immerse yourself into living in the countryside.

“The modules I enjoyed on the course in my first year were Animal Behaviour and Exotic Animal Management. Another element that I enjoyed was going on the trips and exploring different zoos and countries.

“After my course I want to work in a conservation role either in the field or at a zoo. I have learnt so much already from my course not only from the lecturers, but also from the trips I’ve done. In my first year I went on the Mauritius and Jersey field trips which I absolutely loved as I got to work in the field. I also learnt a lot of practical skills which has aided my experience and knowledge and will be transferable to the working environment.”

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