Set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, in 300 hectares of parkland, woodland, lakes, ponds and stretch of the River Weaver, we were the first college to introduce a Conservation Plan for its estate.
Much of the estate is managed under the Environmental Stewardship land management scheme, and our work alongside Natural England has enhanced local wildlife habitats offering students many opportunities to gain practical experience and training in habitat management and conservation.
Our partnerships and close links with a number of leading organisations include The National Trust, which chose us for its flagship Careership training programme, The Forestry Commission, Cheshire Councils’ Countryside Services, Wirral Ranger Services, and local wildlife trusts and fisheries.
If you are passionate about conserving our natural heritage and want a rewarding role in the conservation of our countryside, our courses offer you the opportunity to develop your skills and experience required for a career in countryside management.
With increasing recreational activities, it is important to understand the current issues associated with sustaining our countryside and conservation management. Facilities on the College estate as well as the many local conservation areas within easy reach of the campus allow students the opportunity to develop their knowledge of these issues. You will benefit from the knowledge of our experienced staff, who between them have experience in all aspects of countryside management including National Park management, fish and game management, estate and wildlife management, recreational management and arboriculture.
A new multi-million pound Countryside and Horticultural Centre is in development, encompassing state of the art facilities, equipment and educational provision. You will have the opportunity to take part in field trips and practical projects.
These strong links with industry and expertise from our highly skilled lecturers play an important part in your learning as you develop a range of specialist skills and experience for a career in countryside and conservation.
University Centre Reaseheath – Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DF
Tel: 01270 613284 | Email: UCR@reaseheath.ac.uk