More about Rosie
“I graduated from the BSc (Hons) Zoo Biology course at Nottingham Trent University in 2016 and I am now working as a lecturer in Animal Management at Bishop Burton College.
“The role involves teaching students about many different topics, ranging from welfare to professional development. My past experience in the animal, and more specifically zoo industry, has allowed me to bring my own knowledge and experience into my lessons.
“I enjoyed my time at Nottingham Trent. I liked how scenic Brackenhurst and Southwell can be and enjoyed the modules we took, especially in third year. It gave me a good basic understanding of how a zoo runs and what is expected of keepers.
“I thought the tutors were great – they were always willing to help if you needed it and were very friendly.
“My advice to others would be experience is vital! If you want to work in the animal industry, experience is so, so important. Make sure you get yourself out there doing as much as you can. Make good contacts and learn new skills. If you’re not sure what you want to do, try everything! I did placements in vets, rescue centres, aquariums and farms even though I was pretty sure I wanted to be a keeper.”