That’s got to be my adoptive family!

At Reaseheath I have had the joy of living and studying with my best friends, which have become my new family. Now I can’t imagine life without them!

Reaseheath is a close-knit community of like-minded people, so it’s difficult not to find people you love! I’d say this is an atompophere that’s more difficult to find at bigger colleges and universities. Small class sizes mean you get to know everyone very quickly, students and staff alike, it’s just a relaxed and friendly environment (where else can you discuss The Walking Dead with your lecturer on the way to class!?).

Reaseheath is great socially and academically, as it provides a fantastic learning environment that’s quite unique. Let’s face it, you want to know you’re going to have a good time at university, it’s not just about the course.

I never wanted to go to university, but here I am 3 years down the line with no regrets. I was scared of big city universities, they aren’t for everyone, but Reaseheath gave me the ideal opportunity to further my studies in an environment that I am much more comfortable with.

My course, BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation and Ecology, provided me with many opportunities to take part in fieldwork, in this country and abroad. I can honestly say that I have never had so much fun!

That's me on the left :)

That’s me on the left 🙂

Weekly fieldwork trips gave me hands on experience essential for getting a job in this sector, snake wrangling probably being the highlight! The study tour in Botswana was an amazing travelling experience, but more than that… It pushed me out of my comfort zone, making me grow as a person.

I went in as stranger to the group and came out with lifelong friends, having learnt so much about the wildlife of Africa and its conservation.

Without sounding too cheesy, I got more than I could ever have wished for!

Amy Trower (final year BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation and Ecology)