Meet the experts at Sparsholt College’s penultimate Open Event of the academic year, on Wednesday 26 April 2017, 4pm to 7pm. The College will be showcasing the industry expertise of its lecturers, cementing the promise that at Sparsholt, students are taught by the very best across land-based businesses to ensure optimum student success.

Lecturers like Paul Rose from Animal Management are a testament to the top-standard teaching staff at Sparsholt. During his career, Paul has worked with industry legend, Sir David Attenborough and won a Gold research award from BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) for his PhD behavioural research on flamingos at WWT (Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust), all whilst teaching degree students at University Centre Sparsholt.

Paul Rose said: “As lecturers, we instil a great amount of knowledge, determination and passion in all of our students. By encouraging them to balance their time between studying hard and volunteering for multiple work placements through Sparsholt’s vast network of contacts, we ensure our students have a combination of specialist and transferable skills. This means that when our learners complete their courses, they’re able to quickly enter into the career of their dreams.”

Principal of Sparsholt College, Tim Jackson added: “Not only do our team of lecturers have an unrivalled level of academic knowledge to pass on to students; they also have the industry experience and contacts to give students access to one-of-a-kind work placements in top establishments across the country. These links are vital to developing strong portfolios of work to increase student employability and the likelihood of developing strong, fulfilling careers that last for many years.”

The April Open Event is an ideal opportunity for those looking to explore courses and apprenticeships across many land-based provisions, from Level 1 courses through to Masters degrees. Visitors can tour key campus facilities set across 400 acres of Hampshire countryside, as well as receiving bespoke course advice from Sparsholt experts to discover how to turn their passion into a career.

It’s not too late to apply to study in September 2017. To explore your options with our experts, come along to the Sparsholt Open Event on Wednesday 26 April 2017, 4pm – 7pm. For more information, please call 01962 776441 or book a place at: www.sparsholt.ac.uk/opendays/

Photos accredited to BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) and WWT Slimbridge Centre (Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust)