ARU Blogs — Gemma Rae

Gemma with an alpaca

Faculty:Science and Engineering

School:Life Sciences

Course: MSc Animal Behaviour: Applications for Conservation

Hi, my name is Gemma, I am an MSc student of Animal Behaviour: Applications for Conservation at ARU Cambridge. I started at ARU in September 2022, and it has been the best experience so far in terms of my personal and academic development.

Coming from a Psychology and healthcare background, I have found the transition to the course and student life here at ARU seamless and this has been facilitated by the amazing support provided by the academic staff. I have met so many interesting people from all over the world and different walks of life, and the content on the course has been fascinating.

Outside of university, my love of animals and nature heavily influences what I get up to. I love travelling to places I can see wildlife and have recently become a member of ORCA’s citizen science programme and will be out on a survey collecting data on marine mammals soon. Horse riding and kayaking are some of my favourite things to do as this gives me a sense of inner peace and brings balance to my life.

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26 May 2023

ARU Animal Behaviour: Applications for Conservation student Gemma continues her account of researching for her thesis in Galicia. This time, she focusses on how she's been spending her downtime in this idyllic part of the world. Read more…


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