More about Josh
Tell me a little about the course you are doing?
“I am doing land and wildlife management in which we are taught how to manage and conserve a variety of different habitats like grassland, heathland, farmland and aquatic. We also learn about the legislation in place to protect and conserve these habitats. The course also has practical elements in which we physically do the different methods to conserve and improve the habitats we learn about during lectures”.
If you had to recommend this course to a future student, what would you say?
“I would say that the lecturers are top of the range. The modules are very interesting and there is a lot of hands on experience while doing the course. The application process was hassle-free in my experience.”
Did you do a placement, and if so, please tell us about that?
“Yes, we do have to do placements for this course. The placements have to be within the industry which can include both the agricultural and conservation jobs, I currently have two work placements both within the agricultural industry. To complete the placement, 150 hours of work is required for both years of the course.”
How did you find your course tutors?
“They are amazing during lectures and are very supportive when it comes to any problems I might have. They are always very energetic when they teach us in class and in our practicals”.
What made you choose Brackenhurst?
“I chose to come and study here because of the modern facilities that are provided. Another reason was because of where Brackenhurst campus is located, with its rural environment and its feel of a farming environment.”
What's it like to be a student here?
“You are immersed into the environment, which makes the course seem more realistic. It is a good place to make friends and hangout in the student lounges, dining hall and the orangery during breaks.”
How long did it take to settle in?
“Due to the help and support provided from the admin staff and accommodation, I found it really easy to settle in and felt right at home from the day one”.
How did you find moving to a new country, and what help did we give you?
“I found it really easy to move from South Africa to the UK and felt right at home as soon as I started. The help provided by admin staff made the move really smooth and hassle-free. They were always there to help if I had any issues and the quick response made me feel at ease”.
In terms of career, what do you intend to do? How many of the things you've learned would you say are "transferable" to other jobs and careers?
“After finish studying, I want to become an agricultural consultant that specialises in the relationship between conservation management and agriculture. I feel that I have learned more than a dozen transferable skills i.e. estate skills, the maintenance and operation of machinery are some examples of these skills”.
Describe your time at NTU in three words...
“Interesting, exciting and stress-free”.