We were delighted to welcome Lawrence Moores and Nicola Morris from Cornwall College Newquay on 17th January to talk about careers in conservation and animal management.
Students from Years 9 to 11 with an interest in working with animals are able to apply to study at Newquay with a minimum of three Grade Cs including English, Maths and a Science subject.
“We’re also looking for an enthusiasm for animals and an interest in the welfare of animals,” said Lawrence, who is a lecturer on the courses.
Successful applicants will be able to get involved in fieldwork on a local, UK and international level on their course. Nicola, who coordinates projects at the college, is also keen to involve young people from Fowey Community College in a volunteer project run by the Student Invasive Non-Native Group (SINNG), which explores and monitors the impact of non-native species on both our local and UK wildlife. Cornwall College Newquay has received government funding from Defra for the initiative.
Our Science faculty is looking forward to working with SINNG on Newt research in the Fowey area. There will be more information to follow soon, and anyone interested in getting involved in some volunteer fieldwork should see Mr Barrett.
Finally, there’s a taster day coming up at half-term for anyone interested in seeing the college. You can visit on 18th February. For more information, click here or see Mrs Wakeham, Careers Advisor.