Second year – Growing, learning and finding acceptance

I’ve done it. This morning I sat my final Exam (Conservation Practice) meaning that I’ve successfully completed my second university year, and what an incredible year it’s been! I believe that whilst first year was both an enjoyment and a success, my admiration for university life has increased significantly this year as I’ve become moreContinue reading “Second year – Growing, learning and finding acceptance”

Florida: Day nine and ten 🇱🇷

Our final day in Florida had rapidly approached, after what had been an incredible, memorable and fun packed venture with the most wonderful group of people who I expect to be friends for life. The experience left me feeling both blessed and hopeful, whilst remaining optimistic for future experiences abroad. I can’t wait to beContinue reading “Florida: Day nine and ten 🇱🇷”

Revision tips – Second year Undergraduate Student

Exam season is quickly approaching, as we’ve reached the end of our Easter break. I hope everybody has had a productive break whilst remembering the importance of relaxing. I wanted to share some revision tips, as a second-year Undergraduate Student. Revision tips in which I am constantly modifying and evolving in a bid to becomeContinue reading “Revision tips – Second year Undergraduate Student”

Florida: Day eight 🇺🇸

The sun was gleaming down on what was set to be the hottest day we had encountered throughout the duration of the Florida trip. I was still suffering the (often confusing) effects of jet lag gained from both a combination of travelling and a significant different in time zones between The US and The UK.Continue reading “Florida: Day eight 🇺🇸”

Florida – Day seven: Part two 🇺🇸

After the talk we received from Jerry, we were quickly divided into two groups after stepping outside to enable us to carry out two different activities throughout the refuge. This allowed us to smoothly alternate between the activities we were occupying at the time. I noticed various resources during my visit at the reserve, evenContinue reading “Florida – Day seven: Part two 🇺🇸”

Florida – Day seven: Part one 🇺🇸

We arrived at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, a non profitable organisation located in South-West Florida, at 8:15am. After an hours drive was required to reach our destination. The Wildlife Refuge is located on Sanibel Island, in the Gulf of Mexico, Southwestern Florida and is compromised of 6400 acres. We are a nonprofit that financiallyContinue reading “Florida – Day seven: Part one 🇺🇸”

Florida – Day Six 🇺🇸

Florida Golf Coast University partners with my University in The UK. (Bangor University). Today, we visited and had a tour of their mesmerising campus, which seemed to be a completely different world to the small Welsh town we were all accustomed to. Arriving at approximately 9am, we were all soon astounded when we viewed theContinue reading “Florida – Day Six 🇺🇸”

Conservation practice meets Behavioural Ecology – Chimp practical, measuring behaviour and compiling ethograms!

As a component of my Conservation Practice module, we began (much to my fulfilment) learning about the importance of, and the roles, of animal behaviour in conservation. It’s been a joy to combine my two passions! Therefore, in order to carry out our own study and to gain a further insight into the area, weContinue reading “Conservation practice meets Behavioural Ecology – Chimp practical, measuring behaviour and compiling ethograms!”

Florida – Day Five 🇺🇸

Our fifth day in Florida was spent in Naples, where we experienced the exciting privilege of visiting the FCGU (Florida Golf Coast University) research centre, visiting the majestic, stunning botanical gardens and driving our way to The Everglades. We first stopped at the research centre. Listening to three different, informative, talks about different kinds ofContinue reading “Florida – Day Five 🇺🇸”

Florida – Day Four 🇺🇸

Beginning the day at 7:45am, we embarked on a 45 minute drive to Corkscrew Swamp, listening to our new favourite American radio station (Bob.fm) along the way, excited to find a range of animal species and to gain a further insight into the work carried out throughout the popular attraction. Arriving at the swamp, weContinue reading “Florida – Day Four 🇺🇸”