Three years ago, I applied to study the Foundation Degree Environmental Conservation and Heritage Management the Royal Agricultural University. After enjoying the course so much, I decided to stay on and complete the Countryside Management top-up degree. I felt the staff were supportive and I have made long-term friendships.
I have gained a great deal from them, and feel that the RAU has given me a great start to my career.
I chose the Foundation Degree because I already had an established interest in environmental issues, and felt that this course gave a good balance of theory and practical skills – more so than other courses I had looked at. The range of modules offered on the Countryside Management top-up degree is varied, so you can focus on your interests or keep your options open. I chose a broad range of modules to increase my employment opportunities in both the environment and heritage sectors.
Having completed the degree, I am now looking for jobs within Wildlife Trusts. I have a particular interest in bats, so I hope to work towards gaining a Bat Survey Licence.
I would highly recommend these courses at the RAU. The tutors and lecturers are enthusiastic about their subjects, and are up to date with all the latest environmental issues. I have gained a great deal from them, and feel that the RAU has given me a great start to my career.