Course Studied: Marine Science Foundation Degree
From: Nr Sterling, Scotland
I was working in care homes looking after people with autism but I've always been interested in anything to do with the water - scuba diving, surfing, watersports, kayaking. My choices were to become a Diving instructor or a study marine biology. I couldn't decide so I thought ‘What would I do if I was really rich?' The answer was: marine biology!
I saw the course at Falmouth Marine School and it looked really interesting and exactly what I'd been looking for. And I wanted to study in Cornwall so it was perfect.
I've really enjoyed the course as it has a good mix of guided teaching and independent study - like being given and assignment and going off to research it myself. I really enjoyed doing my second year project - it really helped me focus and think about what I wanted to specialise in. Falmouth is a perfect place to study anything marine. We can get in the water for samples anytime we went and I've made a lot of use of the labs at Cornwall College Camborne. Once I finish I'm either going to University of Plymouth to study the Environmental Science BSc or the Environmental Resource Management BSc at Camborne. Either way I'm staying in the south west.
It's been great studying at the marine school and I've had lots of opportunities to try stuff like scuba diving, powerboating and sailing. It's great to get all these extra skills as part of your course.