FdSc Marine Ecology and Conservation Graduate

Anyone who has an interest in any of the subjects offered at Sparsholt should consider applying. My time at the College helped me develop both academically and personally and the course was both engaging and educational. There’s a good balance between theoretical concepts and applied practical work – the classroom aspect was taught in a way that allowed all students to participate and the practical work was both regular and applicable to many future careers.

Some major advantages are the small class sizes and contact time with the great lecturers, who are not only knowledgeable but also very enthusiastic about the subject they are teaching. The facilities are second to none. The National Aquatic Training Centre and SRTC (Salmonid Rearing and Trials Centre) were extremely well run and always had opportunities to get involved with other projects or work.

I am currently at the University of Portsmouth completing a BSc Top-up year, following which I intend to complete a PhD related to improving techniques used in aquaculture. Ultimately I hope to work for a research organisation such as Cefas.

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