The Protect Primates display at Reaseheath's Animal Management Centre

Protect Primates

Having previously worked for the RSPCA before becoming a lecturer at Reaseheath College, I am delighted that we are proudly displaying the RSPCA #ProtectPrimates campaign posters around Reaseheath Zoo and Animal Management Centre.

The campaign is to raise awareness of the thousands of primates which are currently being confined to UK homes. These primates include species such as marmosets, capuchins and squirrel monkeys. These intelligent animals can end up being socially isolated and often kept in inadequate conditions which lack the necessary stimulation they require.

The Protect Primates display at Reaseheath's Animal Management Centre

The Protect Primates display at Reaseheath’s Animal Management Centre

More than 15 European countries have already banned primates from being kept as pets, this campaign is to raise awareness and also to urge the UK government to improve legislation to protect primates.

Further information can be found at: www.rspca.org.uk/protectprimates #ProtectPrimates

Rachel Rodgers

Course Manager Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management

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Lecturer goes above and beyond for students

Reaseeath HE lecturer Katie Acutt, University of Chester's Above and Beyond Award finalist

Reaseeath HE lecturer Katie Acutt, University of Chester’s Above and Beyond Award finalist

Reaseheath Higher Education (HE) lecturer, Katie Acutt, has been recognised for her excellent teaching and support skills at a recent awards evening.

Katie was nominated in University of Chester’s annual Above and Beyond Awards, which recognises excellent teaching and support services.

Short-listed for the ‘Most Inspirational Lecturer’ award, Katie was one of only five finalists out of 134 other nominees in this category. She joined other fellow finalists nominated for various other accolades at a showcase evening, held at the University of Chester on Tuesday 9th June.

All Above and Beyond Award categories were voted for entirely by students and this is the first time that a member of our HE faculty has been short-listed.

Said  Kizzy Beaumont, Reaseheath HE lecturer and Course Manager: “The event was very successful and was a pleasure to witness students’ appreciation of staff commitment and dedication towards student success. This nomination is a credit to Katie’s support and commitment to students and the success of the newly established HE Faculty.”

The Above and Beyond Awards are hosted in conjunction with University of Chester’s Student Union and has been running since 2013.

One Foundation Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare student commented: “Katie is a brilliant lecturer and a great tutor. She continuously goes above and beyond to aid her students with their work. If you need help Katie is the one to turn to!”