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Lisa Jones BSc Zoology, 2015


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I’ve absolutely loved my time at Southampton; it’s been some of the best three years of my life.

I loved the Spain trips. We flew down to Andalucía and we spent twelve days learning really useful fieldwork skills. We really enjoyed the local wildlife and the diversity that’s there. I got hands on experience with insects, plants and the local marine life. I enjoyed the first year trip so much that I applied to be a demonstrator, going back to help teach the first years as a second year student.

I did my dissertation out in South Africa over six weeks in the summer. I studied elephants and really enjoyed it. I was awarded the Zoology Prize for Best Performance in the Final Year. I’m now doing an internship on a local farm, studying pollinator decline. Once I’ve finished, I would like to do a PhD. In five to ten years, I would like to do policy making in Europe or maybe ecological consultancy. I would absolutely recommend Southampton to anyone thinking of taking a degree here. I’m from a really tiny village and university seemed like a really big step, but Southampton has absolutely everything without being a big scary city. It's the perfect experience with so much support. The city is fantastic and it’s a great department. I’d love to re-do my three years!

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