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    Hi, I've been offered a place from Nottingham Trent to study Zoo Biology and Salford University to study Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology and would just like some advice before I firmly accept an offer. I think I prefer the modules at Salford as they sound more science orientated but I'm 21 so a mature student and not massively interested in going out drinking all the time. I've arranged to live in halls at Salford but having second thoughts and not sure whether Nottingham Trent, Brakenhurst campus would be more suitable for me. I was put off Brakenhurst because of how secluded the campus was, as I like socialising and going out and about. I'm worried that at Salford I'll be surrounded by younger students who are at uni for the student life. Can someone give me some advice as to what life at Salford Uni and Nottingham Trent Uni is like? And which course would be better for me who is interested in conservation but would like to focus more on the science and research side?Thanks x
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    (Original post by Kellyh1996)
    Hi, I've been offered a place from Nottingham Trent to study Zoo Biology and Salford University to study Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology and would just like some advice before I firmly accept an offer. I think I prefer the modules at Salford as they sound more science orientated but I'm 21 so a mature student and not massively interested in going out drinking all the time. I've arranged to live in halls at Salford but having second thoughts and not sure whether Nottingham Trent, Brakenhurst campus would be more suitable for me. I was put off Brakenhurst because of how secluded the campus was, as I like socialising and going out and about. I'm worried that at Salford I'll be surrounded by younger students who are at uni for the student life. Can someone give me some advice as to what life at Salford Uni and Nottingham Trent Uni is like? And which course would be better for me who is interested in conservation but would like to focus more on the science and research side?Thanks x
    Hi Kellyh1996

    Completely understand your dilemma! If I was in your shoes I would want to hear from a student who actually lived and studied at our Brackenhurst Campus.

    We have a profile of a student, Harry, who studied Geography (I know, completely different course) and speaks about his time at Brackenhurst;

    “It’s great being a student here. With Brackenhurst being a small campus everyone knows each other so when you go out you always bump in to someone you know and end up meeting loads of people."

    You can read more from Harry here: Harry Ferguson Student Profile

    Hope you find this helpful!

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    (Original post by Kellyh1996)
    Hi, I've been offered a place from Nottingham Trent to study Zoo Biology and Salford University to study Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology and would just like some advice before I firmly accept an offer. I think I prefer the modules at Salford as they sound more science orientated but I'm 21 so a mature student and not massively interested in going out drinking all the time. I've arranged to live in halls at Salford but having second thoughts and not sure whether Nottingham Trent, Brakenhurst campus would be more suitable for me. I was put off Brakenhurst because of how secluded the campus was, as I like socialising and going out and about. I'm worried that at Salford I'll be surrounded by younger students who are at uni for the student life. Can someone give me some advice as to what life at Salford Uni and Nottingham Trent Uni is like? And which course would be better for me who is interested in conservation but would like to focus more on the science and research side?Thanks x

    Hi there Kellyh1996,

    I’m Ahmed, I recently graduated from the University of Salford and work with the Recruitment team here. I did Accounting and Finance so a bit different to Wildlife Conservation, but I thought it might be helpful to offer some advice about my general experience here. I would say you don’t have to worry about a crazy hectic life full of 18 year olds running around partying all the time. Salford has a range of students from all backgrounds and age groups that all get along and work well together. There are easy and quick links to the centre of Manchester and a free bus to MediaCityUK using your student card so there’s plenty to do. Salford also has a number of specific societies that allow students from similar backgrounds to get together and relate to one another, share tips and make connections.

    I wouldn’t worry about being a mature student or feeling like you’re the odd one out as there are lots of mature students at the university (and around 600 undergraduate mature students in the School of Environment and Life Sciences, which is the faculty your course is in), so they’ll be plenty of others in the same situation.

    I’m also currently waiting for a student to get back to me who has just graduated from this course so watch this space

    Let us know if we can help with anything else.
 
 
 
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