At the end of his A Levels Josh had no intention of studying for a degree, but gained a taste for practical conservation whilst volunteering with his local ranger service. It was there that he received a recommendation from a colleague to study the UCLan Foundation Degree in Ecology and Conservation Management at Myerscough College. Myerscough’s excellent reputation and closeness to home, made studying there an easy choice. Josh said “The College was very different to what I expected a university/college campus to be. For me the best bit was knowing that you were getting a good degree from a good university, without having to spend time on a busy city campus”.
Josh found the course to be extremely relevant to his new found career path, enabling him to make contacts in the industry, who have in turn helped him base assignments in real world settings. This combined with the small class sizes, supportive staff and excellent facilities including a dedicated Higher Education Centre on the campus has proved to be a recipe for success.
As a result of successfully completed the foundation degree Josh has gained job as an Assistant Countryside Ranger with Wyre Borough Council. He now plans to carry on his studies with UCLan by progressing onto the BSc (Hons) Rural Resource Management Top Up at Myerscough.