21 Oct 2015

Dissertations Presented at National Symposium

ABC dissertationFor the fourth year running three of Askham Bryan College’s graduate BSc (Hons) Animal Management and Science students and one of their graduate BSc (Hons) Top-Up Animal Management students presented their dissertations at the CIRCLE National Research Symposium, hosted by York University and Flamingo Land in September.

Three recent graduates from the BSc (Hons) Animal Management and Science programme, Kieron Smith, Laura Curits and Zoe Collishaw and one from the BSc (Hons) Top-Up Animal Management, Laura Doherty, were among thirteen presentations from a range of organisations such as University of York, University of Warwick, University of Bath, Woodlands Trust and Moulton College.

The aim of CIRCLE is to carry out ground-breaking research that will go towards bettering the conservation of wild animals and places. The Flamingo Land Research Plan outlines a commitment to scientific research in all areas of the Park’s activities, including enclosure design, animal behaviour, welfare, conservation, education and environmental sustainability. Askham Bryan College is very fortunate to have developed strong links with the Research Team at Flamingo Land. Students at the College have an opportunity to base their research projects in a zoo environment.