A couple of weeks ago, Imogen Young joined CCRI as the latest of our placement students. Each academic year, we offer the opportunity of a paid placement within CCRI, and Imogen has joined us from UWE where she is an Environmental Science student. By way of an introduction we asked Imogen to write a few lines about herself.
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.