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Jennifer Slade

Jennifer
Slade

United Kingdom
The practical elements of the course, and many field trips aided skill, confidence and friendship building between course members.

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“The course was extremely comprehensive, with modules specifically targeting key areas that will benefit my career ambitions. There was a great mix of practical and academic elements that were highly relevant to increasing future employment opportunities. As a mature student, the idea of returning to education was daunting, however the modules leaders were extremely supportive and helped to ensure we had all the knowledge and skills required to complete work to high standards. It was evident that encouraging student potential was a priority.”

“The benefits of completing sandwich placements were highlighted at an early stage. In a field as competitive as conservation, practical experience is essential! Support was a given by the university throughout the process to ensure that suitable placements were found, and that contact was maintained. I feel the foundation degree has fully prepared me to complete level 6 study.”

“My career aim is to secure employment as conservation ranger/warden: managing habitats, wildlife and teams of volunteers. There are, however, many areas, including research, that have been identified as areas of interest throughout my foundation degree, so further academic study may not be off the cards!”

“My top tips to students looking to get into a similar subject would be to do your research; what skills do you need and how will you be able to achieve them? Also, volunteer! It’s a great way of gaining essential skills whilst firming your career direction.”

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