Lola’s story

Lola’s studies at Capel Manor College began with animal management and she is now studying the BSc (Hons) Animal Management and Applied Zoology (Top-Up).

“I wanted to study animal science after recovering from a car accident that changed my life. I decided that I wanted to get involved with animals as I have always been passionate about them. I chose Capel Manor College after visiting one of its Open Days. Instantly, I knew that this was the right place for me, it felt like I was back in my hometown in Spain rather than London as the Enfield Campus grounds were so beautiful. Everybody that I spoke to was kind and friendly, and I felt accepted and welcome.

All of the courses I have studied at the College have been great and the practical side is what I have enjoyed the most. I love being in contact with nature and the College facilities have allowed me to make the most of that side. I have received so much support from all of my tutors, especially Lindsey and Evangelos, both were very supportive whilst I underwent major surgery during my studies.

I have gained lots of in-depth animal knowledge, had the opportunity to travel and gain work experience as part of my course, and improved my English language skills. I have made friends with many amazing people over the last few years. When I first started I found Capel Manor College a magical place with a community feel – and four years later I still feel this way!

My future goal is to work with local communities and rehabilitation centres abroad to help care for animals through enrichment and training programmes.”