Level 3 Extended Diploma in Conservation and Wildlife Management
I’ve always been interested in conservation, of both animals and the environment. After school I studied animal care, then started working at a vets. I was still exploring conservation courses and soon came across the Sparsholt website. I came to visit and absolutely loved the fact that it is in the countryside. Although it’s really big, it wasn’t intimidating at all – everyone was very welcoming.
I chose this course because of the variety of units – it covers so much about working outdoors. I wanted to know the basics about a lot of subjects before choosing one to specialise in and the course structure allows that. I now have confidence in subjects I previously knew nothing about and have broadened my understanding of how conservation works.
The lecturers have been so supportive about my dyslexia and the study support centre is great; you can get all the extra help you need. They’ve also helped me to balance my work and studies.
I really like the campus. There are so many places to get food and computers everywhere, which makes doing your assignments more pleasurable.
Over the summer I’m working with a local conservation company which my tutor put me in touch with. They’ve been really helpful with careers advice. I now know that I want to specialise in bat conservation on the ecology side. I’d like to work abroad and some point and my ultimate dream is to set up a bat hospital.