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Former Student Experiences The Wild Side of Life

Date Posted: 19/10/2020 | Posted In: Latest news

It never ceases to amaze me what our former students progress on to after leaving QE. This week we heard from former student Jenni Douglas who is currently working on a game reserve in South Africa. This is her story:-

My name is Jenni Douglas. I left QE in 2015 after studying Geography, Biology, Chemistry and Extended Project at A level. After leaving QE I spent 8 months in Australia from January-August 2016 where I volunteered at the Australian reptile park and completed my WIRES (wildlife rescue course). I spent time travelling the east coast and was lucky enough to visit Ayers Rock. In September of 2016 I started university at the University of South Wales where I studied International Wildlife Biology. I attended field courses in South Africa where we studied Big Game tracking and African Biodiversity, and Mexico where we studied Tropical Ecology. Geography was a pivotal part of my course throughout. I graduated in 2019 with a first class honours degree. From September 2019 until present I am volunteering and conducting research on a private game reserve in South Africa called Selati Game reserve. I am involved in Wildlife operations, game reserve management and monitoring of key species. I would recommend the reserve whole heartedly and would love to maybe set up a programme for individuals who want to get some field experience before heading into further education!

Great to hear you are doing so well Jenni and thank you for keeping touch, it is always great to hear from former students.