More about Tom
“I chose to study Wildlife Conservation at NTU as I have always had a passion for the natural world and the course offered at NTU provided an exciting mix of ecology both in the UK and abroad.
“My course involves studying wildlife and their habitats in the UK and abroad. So far I have studied rutting behaviour in red deer in the Peak District, the ecology of grey wolves and lynx in the Carpathian Mountains and foraging behaviour of wild boar in Southern Spain.
“I have a keen interest in animal behaviour and have really enjoyed studying sexual selection in red deer, dominance in Sardinian warblers and the feeding behaviour of grey wolves.
“Wildlife Conservation is a regional and global issue. The content of the course delivered at NTU gives students the knowledge and skills to find employment in the environmental sector and make a difference.
“I am currently doing a placement with an environmental consultancy. Working as an assistant ecologist uses all the skills and knowledge I have gained throughout the modules I have studied.
“Every one of my course tutors was extremely knowledgeable and experienced in the subjects delivered during the course. Always helpful and approachable they enabled me to achieve my full potential.
“During my studies at NTU I have been awarded an NTU scholarship with reduced tuition fees. As a mature student with increased living costs the financial support provided by NTU has allowed me to study full time.
“NTU is one of the best universities in the UK to study Wildlife Conservation. Having lived in Nottingham for a number of years before coming to university, NTU was an obvious choice.
“During my second year at NTU I was president of the athletics club and represented individual sports on the Sports Executive. I found sport a really good way to make friends and have a rounded experience while studying at university.
“When I graduate I intend to work protecting endangered species from illegal activity. The course content at NTU is designed in consultation with the environmental sector to ensure graduates are suitably qualified and experienced to find work after they graduate.”