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Julian
Newman

United Kingdom
It’s great to have lecturers and tutors who are clearly passionate about what they teach. I’ve always felt comfortable in lectures, and they are always happy to answer questions.

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"I chose this course because I have a great love for wildlife and wanted to learn more about the different interactions and relationships organisms have with one another and their habitats. I’d already heard of NTU but only discovered Brackenhurst when I read information about the course online. It seemed very different from the typical Uni experience, but I really liked how it all looked, and after visiting an open day, my mind was made up!"

"I wanted to be able to be near the city-life of Nottingham, and Brackenhurst isn’t too far from the Nottingham city centre, however, the local area has plenty of wildlife and is in a relaxing, quiet town, so it’s a perfect balance of both!"

"I really enjoy learning new things, as cheesy as that sounds. I started the course mostly interested in aquatic wildlife, but some of the things I have learned about other habitats and species have been genuinely fascinating and have really broadened my interests. I also really like how there’s such a good range of different modules on the course as it gives you a good taste of all the different career paths available with the degree, and lets you start to have an idea of whether or not you want to specialise in a certain field."

"It’s great to have lecturers and tutors who are clearly passionate about what they teach. I’ve always felt comfortable in lectures, and they are always happy to answer questions. As someone who is quite slow when it comes to note-taking, it’s nice that we watch lectures back online, and the lecturers and tutors always post any resources used in lectures, as well as any other relevant reading-material, on our online learning rooms."

"The facilities at Brackenhurst are absolutely brilliant. The Brack Bar, the Orangery and the refectory are great for socialising between lectures, and the Brack Bar is also a fun, cheap and easy Friday night-out. The laboratories and libraries are fantastic and exactly what I would expect from a great university. It’s also nice to have a walk around the gardens and the woodland, especially in the summertime, and it’s great for spotting a variety of wildlife."

"If you’re passionate about nature and conservation, I would totally recommend studying this course! I would also recommend taking all the opportunities that arise from the course, as they are a great way to develop a deeper understanding of the subject, gain valuable experience and to meet new people."

"I now look at the world completely differently. I notice different habitats everywhere I look, and I think much more deeply about the impacts we as humans have on the natural world."

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