HND Wildlife and Conservation Management

Campus: SRUC Barony Campus
Current Student

“My real passion has always been nature and wildlife.”



Naomi had a successful career in management with various roles within the customer service sector, ranging from small family businesses to large university events but wanted to take the leap into a career in Conservation Management instead.

Naomi says “Although I have enjoyed my experience in management, my real passion has always been nature and wildlife, especially ornithology. When I was furloughed in 2020 as a result of the global pandemic, I was able to spend a lot of my time researching and learning about wildlife conservation as well reviewing my future career. It was during this time that I found the Wildlife and Conservation Management Degree course at SRUC’s Barony Campus and decided to change my career from corporate management to wildlife and conservation management. It was a ‘now or never’ decision, and the best decision I have made!”

“This course involves a lot of field work as well as theory, covering subjects that I wanted to learn more about as well as broadening my skills in practical conservation. I am even getting the opportunity to go to South Africa with other students from SRUC to do a two-week research and conservation trip, which will be a trip of a lifetime!”

“SRUC Barony is a lovely small campus set in beautiful grounds. The staff (tutors, canteen, reception etc) are very friendly and helpful. There is a lovely sense of community, and our class has bonded really well, with a good mixture of ages and personalities, but with a united interest in wildlife conservation. Our tutors are knowledgeable, inspiring and very supportive.”

“Dreams can become a reality if you work hard, and you just try! I have already met some really great people and learnt so much in a field that I am so passionate about. To know that I will have a future career in wildlife conservation is a dream come true. “

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