Christina’s story

Christina studied animal management and zoology at Capel Manor College and achieved a higher education qualification.

“I have always known I wanted to study something animal related so I started to look for a college with whom I could complete an animal related course and came across Capel Manor College. The College seemed to offer the most options and when I found out about the foundation degree I thought it was an incredible opportunity that I could not resist. 

The course was packed full of interesting topics and exciting trips to various locations. The lecturers were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic which really made it a more enjoyable experience. I particularly enjoyed our trip to the Isle of Man to conduct Cetacean surveys. Having the opportunity to see and learn about whales and dolphins was incredible. The College was lovely with beautiful gardens to walk around at lunchtime and a well stocked library to help with assignments and exams. 

I have gained so much knowledge and hands-on experience with animals which has hugely helped me to further my career. My experience at Capel Manor College definitely helped me get to where I am today!

I am currently in Costa Rica completing an Animal Specialist Internship with the Toucan Rescue Ranch; a rehabilitation and release centre which specialises in toucans, owls and sloths. My future goal is to travel around the world working in the field of conservation and gaining more knowledge along the way.”