I loved the fact that the lecturers worked on research projects internationally within the field of conservation, which was really inspiring and opened my eyes to what was possible. It totally changed my life in a way in which I never thought possible. I am now working in another country where I get to spend half of my year in the back country of British Columbia studying brown bears and the other half at an inspiring university. I knew I wanted to work with wildlife, preferably large carnivores, but I never imagined that I would be working at this level so soon.
Read about our previous research students' experiences for a flavour of what life is like as a researcher at the University of Cumbria.