Results season is always a nervy time of year for students across the country, and despite the caveats presented by the global pandemic, it is still difficult to shake that pre-grade-reveal apprehension. However, when things go as well as they did for our Higher Education Animal Science department, these worries seem a distant memory.
Across six levels of courses available in the department, including Higher National Diploma (HND) Applied Animal Science, BSc (Hons) Animal Biology and Wildlife Conservation, amongst others, there was an astonishing average of 100% achievement, with the majority of BSc students (88%) achieving 2:1 or higher.
Speaking with the Programme Director for Animal Sciences HE department, Maureen Collins, she had this to say regarding the high achievement of this cohort:
“The excellent retention and achievement results that we have gained again this year are a credit to the HE Animal Science team who have worked tirelessly to ensure the students were not disadvantaged in anyway due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The excellent academic achievements and performance of our students is of course a credit to their hard work and commitment to their studies.
“Our successes over the years are partly due to the professional but relaxed relationship we have with our students. We all work together, as adults, with a mutual interest to focus on meeting their expectations of the programme while working towards their career aims or progression to postgraduate study. Our programmes are a mix of academic study and of higher practical skills.
Regarding the Animal Science programmes themselves, Maureen continued: “We work very closely with many employers in the field of Animal Sciences and Wildlife Conservation within Kent, the UK and South Africa. Students are encouraged to network with those in the industry and to focus their final year dissertations on their interests and potential careers.”
We are really proud of the achievements of the students and staff in the Animal Science Higher Education department and wish those that are leaving us the best in their future careers.
Applications for our Animal Science degree-level programmes are still open for this September. If you would like to find out more about these courses, as well as our low tuition fees and increased lecturer-student time, and apply, visit: https://www.ekcgroup.ac.uk/canterbury-college/animal-management.