Hartpury College

Ben Welbourne

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What I do: I’m involved with ‘on the ground’ work, particularly species and habitat monitoring. We have target species on our Biodiversity Action Plan and we do everything we can to enhance the habitat to speed up their recovery.

How Hartpury helped to get me there: The course was very practical; we spent a lot of time out surveying, brushing up on the skills that we’d need for careers later on. Having a working farm on campus was a big bonus too. I got the chance to do some volunteer work with the National Trust alongside my degree and was involved in all sorts of estate management. It is a very competitive industry and practical skills are essential for getting the job but you need that academic back-up. I certainly achieved that at Hartpury.