Emily Thompson

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Brookes offers lots of opportunities to get out of the classroom. Our lecturers take us to as many fields/woodland areas in the UK as possible, and it’s always both extremely useful and a fun, hands-on experience.

There are also great opportunities to go further afield; I went to France in my first year, which was a fantastic way of getting to know everyone, including the lecturers. By far my favourite experience was going to India to observe tigers in the wild.

What I find amazing is that there is no obligation for lecturers to take us to these places; they organise these trips and put a lot of effort in, just to get us excited about the course. I think this shows great commitment to Brookes and to the students.

I am hoping to apply for a master’s once I have completed the course and then hopefully find a conservation job with reptiles.