From the impact of providing chopped and whole fruit items on the behaviour of the macaws to the nutritional requirements of captive aardvarks, find out about the research we've been undertaking...
As a UCS student you will benefit from lecturers with a wealth of industry experience that comes from working with BIAZA and EAZA research committees/ working groups and a wide range of zoos. Our teaching staff have experience and expertise in all areas of animal work including veterinary nursing, health and welfare, research, zoo industry and husbandry and animal behaviour and training.
University Centre Sparsholt has an unrivalled collection of animals and species in its purpose-built Animal Management Centre and was one of the first colleges in the country to be awarded a zoo licence and is part of The National Zoo Academy. The centre offers a wide variety of habitat styles and management systems to maximise the student learning potential and experience.
Part-time Lecturer: BSc/FdSc Applied Animal Science
“I am a part-time lecturer on the BSc / FdSc Applied Animal Science degree and an Associate Teaching Fellow of the University of Exeter where I am undertaking my PhD in the social organisation of captive wild animals. My specific research interests are in the social organisation of giraffe and flamingos within a zoo environment.”
Over 1200 animals from nearly 200 species; Zoo licence; Members of British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquaria (BIAZA); Grooming centre, kennelling and cattery, Specialist facilities for reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates…