Ben Hewlett

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Oxford Brookes was the right choice for me because of its friendly atmosphere, good reputation and great lecturers. I also love the city of Oxford, which made the university appeal to me even more.

For my placement I spent six weeks in a South African game reserve tracking white rhino and mapping their territories. It was amazing; without a doubt one of the best experiences I have ever had and it was a part of my degree, so it was a real win-win situation! I even got to take part in a live rhino capture, with helicopters and dart guns, which was crazy.

I would recommend the course due to its flexibility. When I arrived I didn’t know what part of biology I wanted to go into, but the flexibility of the course allowed me to explore different aspects of biology and opened up new avenues to me.

After graduating I am planning to continue with my education and time at Brookes by taking a master’s in Environment Management and Assessment.