I studied the Foundation Degree in Countryside & Wildlife Management and graduated in 2016. After studying fine art and then horticulture, I realised my passion was and always had been wildlife. Throughout my whole education I had never found a course that focussed on wildlife and the countryside until I found my course at Moulton. I liked the highly informative theory work, as well as practical work and field trips and visits to important nature sites helped to enhance what we learnt in the classroom and applying management plans to real-life situations was challenging and a great experience. I particularly enjoyed the modules covering ecology and species identification. At College I undertook work experience with Lockhart Garratt, an ecological consultancy company, and with wildlife trusts and country parks. The experience was extremely valuable and helped me secure my new role as a Countryside Ranger at Brocks Hill Country Park in Oadby, Leicester
If you have even the slightest interest in wildlife and how the countryside works, give this course a go. It will open your eyes to how ecosystems work, how we affect and manage the countryside and will give you valuable real-world skills for employment. I found Moulton to be a great College in a lovely location, with excellent teaching where the tutors help you to excel, providing detailed feedback and pushing you to achieve even more. The teaching is tailored to each individual and there is plenty of support available. The learning resources centre has a good range of resources in the library and online.