Jack and Susan Thrive in Environmental Health


Jack and Susan, two dedicated learners at UCW, are making waves in their respective fields of study, showcasing the impact of UCW’s programs on their knowledge and career prospects.  Jack, currently on the BSC in Public and Environmental Health, highlights the invaluable networking opportunities facilitated by UCW. “The range of guest lectures from both private and public sectors has been …

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UCW Alumni – Meet Hannah!


Today we’re meeting Animal Management alumni Hannah!   Hannah studied the Animal Management Foundation Degree, now the BSc (Hons) in Animal Conservation, Behaviour and Welfare. Since graduating, she has gone on to become an Animal Care Assistant at the RSPCA branch in Brent Knoll!   Hannah’s job is a busy one, looking after the animals in her section of the branch. Hannah …

December Trainline Disruption


Great Western Railway (GWR) has announced industrial strike action that will affect GWR and CrossCountry rail services on Thursday 7 December – Potentially impacting trains to Weston-super-Mare on this day. On Thursday 7 December, a reduced, revised timetable will operate across several train operators, including GWR. Many parts of the GWR network will have no service at all and trains that are running …

Kam’s Inspirational Journey to HE Student of the Year


University Centre Weston (UCW) student, Kam, was successfully named the Association of College’s (AoC) Higher Education Student of the Year winner this week, in front of a packed crowd at the ICC, Birmingham. The annual AoC Student of the Year Awards celebrate students who stand out from the crowd, and have gone above and beyond, whether in college or their …

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Lecturer Mark Interviewed by Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

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We are proud to share that UCW’s programme Co‑ordinator for the Environmental Health Practitioner degree apprenticeship and BSc (Hons) Public and Environmental Health Mark Hardwick was recently interviewed by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) on the benefits of studying an Environmental Health Degree! Within the article, Mark comments:  “Qualified Environmental Health Practitioners are constantly in demand, both in …

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Apprentice Environmental Health Practitioner Job Advert

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Join us at UCW and embark on an incredible journey as an Apprentice Environmental Health Practitioner. Take a look at this new and exciting Apprentice Environmental Health Practitioner role at Royal Borough of Greenwich. Offering a unique opportunity to earn while you learn, this role combines practical work experience with a comprehensive study program in Environmental Health. Organisation: Royal Borough …

UCW Sustainability Scoeity event

Student Sustainability Society Host Beach Clean and Youth Summit

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Last week saw two very exciting sustainability events take place. The student-led Sustainability Society is comprised of students from Business Management and Sustainability BA, Biological Laboratory Sciences FdSc and Access, alongside lecturers Elena, Jason, Jo, Caroline, Jess and Joe.  The team all worked enormously hard on the events, which included sustainability workshops at the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare and a beach …

Joanne, student of our Environmental Health Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship, working in the Knightstone laboratory

Meet Environmental Health Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship Student, Joanne!

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Recently, our Environmental Health Practitioner Degree Apprentices swapped their usual online studies to attend a series of exciting in-person practical sessions in the laboratory at our Knightstone Campus.   This was a particularly momentous occasion as our BSC (Hons) Environmental Health Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship is taught exclusively online, with our students based all over the UK.   However, our personal …

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Business and BioLab Students Form Sustainability Society

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After successfully participating in ‘Great Big Green Week’ Students of Business are collaborating with Biolab in a new collegiate Sustainability Society. Great Big Green Week took place in October last year, with students and staff from all across University Centre Weston taking part. The UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature, the week …

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Biolab Students Attend Post Mortem Live

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Last week year 1 and year 2 Biological Laboratory Sciences (BioLab) students attended a live post mortem event. Although the body being dissected on stage was not a real human cadaver, with all samples dissected being porcine, the model was incredibly realistic. This was a great for our students to see, helping them enhance their anatomical knowledge for their Anatomy …

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Apprentice case study : Suse Rolfe


I was happily working in radio when I stumbled across the advert for an Environmental Health Apprentice, if I’m honest, I hadn’t even considered a career in the field. I did lots of research before I applied for the position and knew I would absolutely love it! I work in the Environmental Protection Team at North Devon Council, while I …

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Samantha Barnett : Apprentice case study


When I left school, I worked in my local council’s environmental health department admin team over the summer before completing my A-Levels. I got a job as an estate agent but sadly the office I worked for closed during the financial crisis of 2008. I found myself suddenly out of work until I spotted an advert for maternity cover in …

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Animal Management Trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park

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Recently our Animal Management students took a trip to the Cotswold Wildlife Park. Located on the A361 – 22 miles east of Cheltenham, Cotswold Wildlife Park is committed to conservation through it’s trust. This was formed to raise funds for the conservation of animal species and endangered environments and to educate and inform the public, including visitors to the Wildlife …

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Dr Ian Redmond OBE Visits Animal Management Students

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Recently, we welcomed Dr Ian Redmond to our Animal Management Education Centre, at Puxton Park. The students were treated to a fascinating talk from Dr Ian Redmond, who is a Tropical Field Biologist, Conservationist, Dian Fossey’s assistant and the first person to introduce David Attenborough to Mountain gorillas! He talked all about his work with great apes and elephants. He …

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Top 10 Bio Lab Careers

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Are you interested in pursuing a degree in Biological Laboratory Sciences but not sure where it will take you?  Well, when it comes to career paths and opportunities post-graduation, with a Bio Lab degree, only the sky is the limit!  Biosciences are broad and all-encompassing; the study of all life itself! This diverse degree explores all aspects of biological life, from genes …

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How to Apply Through Clearing 2022 – UCAS Clearing FAQs

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With the summer holidays well underway, students with offers from universities are eagerly awaiting those all important college exam results.  The question we always get over the summer break though is… “Is it too late to apply”?! To that we say: Not at all! We can consider applications throughout the summer for most of our courses through the process called …

Under the Sea! – Animal Degree Visits Aquarium

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Who doesn’t love a trip to the aquarium?! To mark the end of term, FdSc Animal Management students visited the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth. This trip offered learners the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge gained over the last academic year by observing a range of species in a marine setting. They had the opportunity to observe natural behaviour …

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Children’s University Members Enjoy Adventure at Puxton Park

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This week our North Somerset Children’s University members took part in an Animal Management Workshop at Puxton Park Tourist Attraction. This initiative encourages children to engage with Higher Education and consider what they want to do in the future through fun and engaging extracurricular activities. The North Somerset Children’s University helps primary school age children to raise their aspirations and develop a …

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Animal Management Learners Get Stuck In at the Wild Place Project

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A Bear-illiant trip! (sorry, that was a bad one)  Our Animal Management degree learners had a great time visiting Wild Place Project recently as part of their Introduction to Animal Welfare module. Getting out of the classroom and getting some real hands-on knowledge is a great opportunity and will help these learners visualise for the rest of the course.  Seeing …

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Shadow the Greyhound Visits Animal Management Learners

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The lovely greyhound Shadow has been on tour!   After well as popping in to the Winter Gardens for some much-deserved strokes from our students last week, the gorgeous Greyhound also visited our Animal Management learners.   In a workshop led by Shadow’s owner Wendy, the class learnt all about how greyhounds’ bodies are adapted to meet the demands of greyhound …

Degree Apprentices Front Cover Debut on Environmental Health News Magazine

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Our Environmental Health Practitioners BSc (Hons) Degree Apprenticeship learners have made it onto the front cover of Environmental Health News magazine! Degree apprenticeships allows students to work in the professional field whilst studying for a degree at the same time. Students (i.e. apprentices) are usually full time paid employees who spend 20% of their week studying, and the rest of …

Environmental Health Practitioner BSc (Hons) (Degree Apprenticeship)


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Public and Environmental Health, BSc (Hons)


Public and Environmental Health, BSc (Hons)OverviewCourse DetailCareer ProspectsMeet the TeamPartnersStudent SpotlightApplyPublic and Environmental Health, BSc (Hons)Title goes herePublic and Environmental Health, BSc (Hons) Title goes herePublic and Environmental Health, BSc (Hons) Public and Environmental Health, BSc (Hons)OverviewCourse DetailCareer ProspectsMeet the TeamPartnersStudent SpotlightApplyOverviewCourse DetailCareer ProspectsMeet the TeamPartnersApplyIt’s still not too late to join us this year!Need Help Applying?Apply today and join …

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Biological Laboratory Sciences, FdSc


Biological Laboratory Sciences, FdScOverviewCourse DetailCareer ProspectsMeet the TeamPartnersStudent SpotlightApplyBiological Laboratory Sciences, FdScTitle goes hereBiological Laboratory Sciences, FdSc Title goes hereBiological Laboratory Sciences, FdSc Biological Laboratory Sciences, FdScOverviewCourse DetailCareer ProspectsMeet the TeamPartnersStudent SpotlightApplyOverviewCourse DetailMeet the TeamApplyIt’s still not too late to join us this year!Need Help Applying?Apply today and join us in 2022Find out how to apply here CLICK HERE It’s …



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Experiencing environmental health in Gibraltar


Two University Centre Weston (UCW) students are undertaking unique work placements in Gibraltar. Emma Pottle and Connor Thompson study Public and Environmental Health at UCW and are currently working with the Gibraltar Environment Agency. They have been in the British Overseas Territory for the past week. As well as getting the chance to see the famous rock, the pair have …