Rachel’s turning her love for animals into a career working as a trainee Animal Keeper at Animal Alive
wildlife park. Graduating with a BSc in Animal Management 2015, she went straight into her role at Africa Alive, based in the Aardvark section.
Initially completing her Foundation Degree before ‘topping up’ to the full BSc, Rachel enjoyed the broad scope of the behaviour and welfare course and feels this opened up lots of opportunities for career progression across the animal sector.
Thoroughly involved in student life at Reaseheath, Rachel was the founding chairperson of the Reaseheath Conservation Society. She had great fun leading the society’s regular meetings, working with like-minded people to organise events and helping raise awareness of the importance of conserving endangered species. She was also an active member of the Reaseheath Student Association.
My time at Reaseheath helped me grow into the person I am today. I loved every single minute I spent there. The course gave me the knowledge I needed to progress within the animal industry and the opportunity to gain valuable work experience.