29th March 2016
On Tuesday 15th March, South Devon College Animal Science Foundation Degree students held a conference surrounding the science of sustainable farming, to celebrate British Science Week. With the support of their tutors, the event engaged students from a range of disciplines at the College along with community groups, local farmers, environmental groups and national organisations.
The conference, available to the general public, welcomed a range of keynote speakers including the University of Bath, Paignton Zoo, Churston Traditional Farm Shop, and South Devon Snail Farm, to name a few. The discussions surrounded the topic of science behind sustainable food production and the technology being developed to ensure food security.
Stuart Collier, South Devon College Animal Care Lecturer, opens the conference
Further activities associated with British Science Week included a showcase of interactive workshops for South Devon College students, delivered in partnership with the Devon Collaborative Outreach Network. The workshops provided learners with an insight into studying Animal Science, Bioscience and Marine Science, all subjects available to study at degree level at the College. Life-size modules of marine animals, including a 13 metre sperm whale featured to demonstrate animal communication.
South Devon College students from university and full-time programmes pictured with the 13 metre sperm whale
If you are interested in studying a degree in science this September, contact the South Devon College University Centre on 08000 21 31 81, or visit sdcdev/university.