Torn between two courses, don't know what to do! (Zoo Biology)

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I've got offers from two unis, one being NTU and the other uni of Chester (Reaseheath) and I really don't know which one I prefer.

NTU Course: Zoo Biology
Chester/Reaseheath Course: Wildlife Conservation and Ecology

Both uni entry requirements are pretty much the same, and even though the courses don't seem that similar, I like them both equally and the locations of both unis are stunning too. I have been to see both unis and love them both so I think I probably need to hear students views of the courses as I've tried everything (make good & bad points about the unis, rating the modules of the courses..)

So if anyone has a way to help me choose between the two courses, please anyone help! Or if you do Zoo Bio can I hear your honest opinion. Thanks

(I've posted the same into the Chester Forum too)
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I've got offers from two unis, one being NTU and the other uni of Chester (Reaseheath) and I really don't know which one I prefer.

NTU Course: Zoo Biology
Chester/Reaseheath Course: Wildlife Conservation and Ecology

Both uni entry requirements are pretty much the same, and even though the courses don't seem that similar, I like them both equally and the locations of both unis are stunning too. I have been to see both unis and love them both so I think I probably need to hear students views of the courses as I've tried everything (make good & bad points about the unis, rating the modules of the courses..)

So if anyone has a way to help me choose between the two courses, please anyone help! Or if you do Zoo Bio can I hear your honest opinion. Thanks

(I've posted the same into the Chester Forum too)
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I've got offers from two unis, one being NTU and the other uni of Chester (Reaseheath) and I really don't know which one I prefer.

NTU Course: Zoo Biology
Chester/Reaseheath Course: Wildlife Conservation and Ecology

Both uni entry requirements are pretty much the same, and even though the courses don't seem that similar, I like them both equally and the locations of both unis are stunning too. I have been to see both unis and love them both so I think I probably need to hear students views of the courses as I've tried everything (make good & bad points about the unis, rating the modules of the courses..)

So if anyone has a way to help me choose between the two courses, please anyone help! Or if you do Zoo Bio can I hear your honest opinion. Thanks

(I've posted the same into the Chester Forum too)
Hi HelloNell,

Congratulations on your offers! First of all I would like to say that there is no rush for you to pick just yet! You have until early May to choose which course you want to firm/insure, so don't make any hasty decisions (although it doesn't sound like you are!)

I'm afraid I can't help you much with student views on the Zoo Biology course, as I am a business student. Have you seen our student profiles? They are quite an interesting read if you want to hear a student view on a course, I'll link you to a few below:

Adam Button
Victoria Cooke
Beth Ragan

I can talk about general student life however! As you have already been, I don't need to tell you how beautiful Brackenhurst campus is! It is very peaceful there! It is a bit of a drive away from the city centre (which some people would say was a con to Brackenhurst campus). However there is regular buses from the city centre to Brackenhurst, which makes it easier to get to and from Nottingham city centre.

There is a little market town called Southwell near to Brackenhurst, I don't know if you had a chance to visit it when you came to our open day? It is a lovely little town, and because the Brackenhurst campus is so close by, it is very student friendly! It has a little highstreet, and a few pubs and shops. You can streetview it if you want to have a little look yourself.

Regarding your course, Brackenhurst does have an animal unit, which has over 200 animals of 61 different species. It also has specialist teaching rooms which contains lots of various research equipment and essential resources to help you with your study.

I could go on forever, so I will stop here to stop this post from being too long. If you do have any questions though, please don't hesitate in asking me!

I hope this helps, and good luck with making your final decision!

Thanks,

Ellen
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Hi HelloNell,

Congratulations on your offers! First of all I would like to say that there is no rush for you to pick just yet! You have until early May to choose which course you want to firm/insure, so don't make any hasty decisions (although it doesn't sound like you are!)

I'm afraid I can't help you much with student views on the Zoo Biology course, as I am a business student. Have you seen our student profiles? They are quite an interesting read if you want to hear a student view on a course, I'll link you to a few below:

Adam Button
Victoria Cooke
Beth Ragan

I can talk about general student life however! As you have already been, I don't need to tell you how beautiful Brackenhurst campus is! It is very peaceful there! It is a bit of a drive away from the city centre (which some people would say was a con to Brackenhurst campus). However there is regular buses from the city centre to Brackenhurst, which makes it easier to get to and from Nottingham city centre.

There is a little market town called Southwell near to Brackenhurst, I don't know if you had a chance to visit it when you came to our open day? It is a lovely little town, and because the Brackenhurst campus is so close by, it is very student friendly! It has a little highstreet, and a few pubs and shops. You can streetview it if you want to have a little look yourself.

Regarding your course, Brackenhurst does have an animal unit, which has over 200 animals of 61 different species. It also has specialist teaching rooms which contains lots of various research equipment and essential resources to help you with your study.

I could go on forever, so I will stop here to stop this post from being too long. If you do have any questions though, please don't hesitate in asking me!

I hope this helps, and good luck with making your final decision!

Thanks,

Ellen
Thank you so much for your help! The info on Southwell was great, I didn't realise it was that close to Brack Also thanks for linking the student profiles, they were a lot of help!
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Thank you so much for your help! The info on Southwell was great, I didn't realise it was that close to Brack Also thanks for linking the student profiles, they were a lot of help!
Hi HelloNell,

No problem if you have anymore questions just let me know!

Thanks,

Ellen
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HI!!!

I am a current first year zoo biology student at Brackenhurst so hopefully I can help you out regarding any questions you have about the zoo biology course or uni life in general.

The course is good and I have learn a lot already. In the first year there are five modules: Anatomy and physiology, Biodiversity and Ecology, Exotic animal management, principles of animal science and animal behaviour.

There are two exams in May, one for anatomy and the other for biodiversity and ecology and the other modules are assignment based. The course is very thought provoking but if you study hard then you will be fine. Personally I think exotic animal management is the best module as it is really interesting and makes you think about things you wouldn't of thought of. The lecturers are also nice and help you out if you ask.

I wouldn't say there is anything bad with the course. There will be some aspects of the course you may enjoy more than others depending on what aspect of zoo biology you enjoy.

As I said if you need to ask any questions about anything Ill try to help.
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HI!!!

I am a current first year zoo biology student at Brackenhurst so hopefully I can help you out regarding any questions you have about the zoo biology course or uni life in general.

The course is good and I have learn a lot already. In the first year there are five modules: Anatomy and physiology, Biodiversity and Ecology, Exotic animal management, principles of animal science and animal behaviour.

There are two exams in May, one for anatomy and the other for biodiversity and ecology and the other modules are assignment based. The course is very thought provoking but if you study hard then you will be fine. Personally I think exotic animal management is the best module as it is really interesting and makes you think about things you wouldn't of thought of. The lecturers are also nice and help you out if you ask.

I wouldn't say there is anything bad with the course. There will be some aspects of the course you may enjoy more than others depending on what aspect of zoo biology you enjoy.

As I said if you need to ask any questions about anything Ill try to help.
Hi, thank you for this info!

I just wanted to know roughly how much practical work do you do and what is the teaching/workload like?

Also what's Brack campus life like generally?

Thanks
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The course is more theory based than practical however there are some practical classes in the Exotic Animal Management module. You can also volunteer in the animal unit taking part in tasks such as training, providing enrichment, performing health checks e.t.c for the animals which include poultry, degus, reptiles and more. Also every spring the students can volunteer to help during the lambing season.

I love the life on Brackenhurst as I prefer the countryside than the city personally. However if you like city there is a bus that can take you to Nottingham. There is also a local village called Southwell near the campus. As far as social life goes all it is good. The brack bar hosts many events including film nights, fantasy night events, UV rave, fluid, brackmas. The campus is small so it is more community based and everyone knows each other which is nice. The campus is also very beautiful and a relaxing environment.
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Jasmine 9 sounds amazing! Thank you so much for telling me about Brack, it's really helped me
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