Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
Week long field course based around Deeside and Speyside to explore and gain first-hand experience of key conservation issues.
Meet key professionals working on these issues and gain insight into approaches and career options.
Guest speakers from key organisations in Scottish conservation to provide insight into different perspectives.
Opportunities to discuss and debate conservation practice, consider alternative arguments and gain debating skills.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Course Aims: To introduce 3rd year students to many of the real conservation challenges in Scotland Main Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course, students should: * Gain first-hand experience of the main challenges in Scottish conservation. * Understand current strategies for dealing with these conservation challenges in Scotland. * Be able to critically evaluate and discuss conservation practice. Content: The course will involve a week around Deeside and Speyside, being exposed to key, current conservation challenges: (e.g. re-introductions, re-wilding, predator conservation, land use conflicts), meeting practitioners, policy advisers and debating the issues.  Students will work in small groups to prepare background information for discussion before each visit and lead debriefing sessions following the visit.
Field course costs £120. Students are also required to purchase their own food on the course
Dates Friday 5 to Friday 12 April 2019.
Costs: £120. Deposits (inc): £50
Deposits are normally non-refundable. The cases where deposits are likely to be refunded are as
1) where there is good cause for student withdrawing from a field course, good cause is
determined by DoT or nominated person;
2) where the withdrawal has not resulted in a gap because a different student has enrolled
to take that place; and,
3) when the student withdraws from the course in good time and before the end of the
Full payments are also normally non-refundable. The cases where full refunds may be made are
similar to points 1 and 2 above.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt An essay covering relevant aspects of the course.
Resit: Resubmission of essay.
Formative assessment will be provided during discussions and site visits; a strong emphasis will be made to provide informal verbal feedback to students during the course.
Students will receive generic feedback as a group following the presentations and individualized written feedback on the presentation and their engagement with the activities.