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Students join marine conservation volunteering for SALA

SALA volunteering 1 Thursday 22 June 2017

Biology and Environmental Science students helped the Marine Conservation Society and Friends of Anglesey Coastal Path to survey part of Holy Island coastline and collect litter.

The students not only gained important practical conservation experience and helped to keep this part of our coastline clean, they also gained eight hours of volunteering for their SALA awards. The students were taking part in a residential ecology field trip led by Senior Lecturer in Biology Dr Carl Larsen.

He said: “The aim of this trip was to give them practical skills in conservation, habitat assessment and species identification. Our research has shown that such trips also create an informal setting for staff and students to get to know one another better and create a community of learning.

“I am delighted to see that our University is encouraging all subjects to take students on residential fieldwork, with the aim of enhancing student engagement.”

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