Lauren

BSc Zoology

Lauren chose to study BSc Zoology in Cornwall as the programme offered so many choices of modules and amazing field trip. She also knew she wanted to live by the sea!  


"I really enjoy the range of study offered by the biosciences department. In the second and third years, modules range from Human Behaviour and Mathematical Modelling to Conservation and Animal Physiology.

This flexibility of choice is important because it allows students to explore different areas of interest or specialise in certain areas, as well as tailor their degree to best suit what they enjoy or the careers they’d like to pursue in the future. For example, this year I took a module in Animal Migration which was a new addition to the programme.

The field trips are definitely my highlight so far. We spent a week in Canada* and a week in the US*, and stayed at a scientific research centre in the Yukon and on a small island in Alaska. On the field trip we attended lectures by internationally renowned scientists and saw wildlife such as coyotes, bears and whales. It was a once in a lifetime experience.

In my second year I travelled to Iceland*, got to explore a new country and also gained important lab and analysis skills. The field trips offered by the department are always developing and improving and I was among the first year of students to travel to the Yukon and Alaska.

Coming from a big city at home I found it really nice to live somewhere quieter like Penryn and Falmouth while studying. The Penryn Campus and surrounding area has a really safe and friendly atmosphere.

After a short break, I am planning on applying for a masters. Ultimately I am leaning towards a career that encourages engagement in the sciences, such as teaching. However, I feel I have a wide range of options available to me as my course has provided me with a broad range of skills applicable to many jobs."

*Field course destinations are subject to change.

"On the field trip we attended lectures by internationally renowned scientists and saw wildlife such as coyotes, bears and whales. It was a once in a lifetime experience."