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Katie joined the CCRI in September 2017 as the 2017-2018 placement student.
Katie has completed her 2nd year studying Environmental Science at the University of East Anglia in Norwich and her time spent in the CCRI is her industrial placement sandwich year.
Katie has a wide range of interests and has studied various modules for her university course, including social science, ecology, geology and renewable energy. During the summer of 2017, she completed an internship with the Energy and Environment Team at West Suffolk councils and was responsible for locating suitable electric vehicle charging points across the county, as well as creating this webpage.
The CCRI appoints a new Placement Student each year. The role provides an opportunity for high-quality training in a variety of research methods by assisting researchers in a wide-range of academic and contract research projects.
Acitivites of past and present CCRI Placement Students
Project: Foresters’ Forest – Monitoring and Evaluation
Duration of project: December 2014 – April 2021
The Countryside and Community Research Institute is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant (Student Placement) to support the research output of the Institute. This vacancy is directed at full-time undergraduate students for whom the placement is a defined component of their course.
Katie Hickford is our Placement Student for 2017/18. Having completed her 2nd year studying Environmental Science at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, Katie is now completing her industrial placement sandwich year with the CCRI. Katie has written about her her first 3 months experience with the CCRI,
The first installment from the new placement student Katie, who started at CCRI the beginning of September. Read more to find out what she has been up to in the last month, the work she is doing with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and the places she has been exploring.
Our current placement student Eloise Fresnay will soon be leaving CCRI. While she has been here, Eloise has been conducting a research project about the role of social interaction and collective work in WWOOF-ing networks. This Thursday, Eloise will present her findings as part of the CCRI Seminar series.
Our placement student, Eloise Fresnay, is a ‘WWOOFer’ and she is calling for other WWOOFers and hosts to help her student placement research study by completing a short survey on WWOOFIng to help her establish how it plays a role in farming knowledge transmission.
For the past few years, the CCRI has recruited an annual placement student, providing opportunities to assist on research projects and develop new knowledge and skills. This work experience has often helped our alumni find employment after completing their degrees, including our two most recent placement students, who told us that the experience that they gained whilst at the CCRI was instrumental in their recent job successes.
The CCRI is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant (Student Placement) to support the research output of the Institute. Find out more!
As part of our annual placement student’s time here in the CCRI, they are encouraged to develop their skills in whatever way they wish. This year, Eloise Fresnay has been ‘WWOOFING’ on an Organic farm near Stroud. Eloise has also been keeping a Blog of her activities, and you can read more about them and how she originally began WWOOFING.
Janet Dwyer led a discussion session at an ‘Innovation in Gloucestershire’s Rural Businesses event’, which was organised by GFirst Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Land Based Business Group. Its purpose was to demonstrate to Gloucestershire rural businesses how their businesses could benefit from engaging with GFirst LEP.
The CCRI has welcomed this week Eloise Fresnay, who has come to work in the CCRI as the 2016/17 Placement Student for 11 months. Find out about Eloise’s research interests and her expectations whilst in the CCRI.
Former CCRI placement student, Will Barber, has been announced as a finalist for the Student Research and Development category of the 2016 Green Gown Awards.
The CCRI has appointed a new placement student for 2016/17. The successful candidate is Eloise Fresnay, an agronomy student from AgroParisTech, who has a strong academic background with interests in EU agriculture and advanced skills in statistical analysis.
Although 2016 has only just begun, the CCRI is already looking for a new Placement Student to join the team for the next academic year, 2016-17.
Every year, the CCRI is fortunate enough to offer a placement to an undergraduate student. This year is no exception and this week Eleanor Hawketts joined the CCRI team and has been settling in.
Jonnie Felton’s time as the CCRI’s placement student is nearly at an end. In this short blog, he pulls together a few thoughts to sum up what’s been a momentous ten months.
Earlier this week, Janet Dwyer, Nick Lewis and Jonnie Felton attended a feedback meeting at Exford in Devon as part of the ‘State of Farming on Exmoor‘ research project commissioned by the Exmoor Hill Farming Network. The evening was an opportunity to present some key conclusions from the project to an audience of Network members and other stakeholders.
CRRI’s placement student Jonnie Felton took some time away from CCRI to participate in a charity hitchhike from Sheffield to Bucharest.
A few weeks ago Rob Berry – CCRI’s GIS and database expert, took a group of students on a field trip around the Severn Vale visiting numerous points of interest. Although he has published it on his own blog, our placement student Jonnie Felton also had a few words to say on the trip. But first, Rob gives an overview of the day…
Jonnie Felton, CCRI’s new placement student, introduces himself….