Andy Davis – BSc (Hons) Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Management graduate
I wanted to complete my BSc at Sparsholt as it has always had such a good reputation and offered a course I thought would provide me with the skills to enter the workplace.
I thought the course was exceptional and the lecturers definitely provided the main advantage with their vast experience and wealth of industry contacts. The course is full of useful material but for me a particularly useful skill was learning to be far more resourceful and independent in my learning. As a mature student it also gave me skills that weren’t really available at school such as IT, which will now allow me to access a greater variety of jobs in the future.
I found the facilities to be first rate and miss spending hours in the fantastic library. The lecturers were incredibly supportive and provided many useful contacts in the industry.
I am currently a Forest Craftsperson for the Forestry Commission. It’s a varied role which includes many forestry operations such as tree felling, fencing and ride management but also involves maintenance of recreation equipment, spending time talking to the public and helping other members of the team.
There seem to be Sparsholt graduates working everywhere in this industry so it provides an instant talking point. Sparsholt has a fantastic grasp of what the industry wants from graduate and I feel they’ve provided the basis for me to go out with the skills and knowledge to begin my new career.