Students do their bit for tiger conservation

IMAGE: A student fact-finding at Knowsley Safari Park

Undergraduates on the BA Media, Culture, Communication programme are looking to earn their stripes by helping with tiger conservation at Knowsley Safari Park.

The Level 5 students, in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, are using their creative juices to help promote their wild cats conservation programme.

Their focus is on Amur tigers, said to be the largest, strongest and most fearless of big cats and will develop campaigns to promote work with Wild Cats Conservation Alliance.

After being briefed by Marketing Manager Ian Duke and Zookeeper Amber Flewitt, they visited Knowsley with module leader Dr Rachel Broady and MCC Programme Leader Dr Steve Spittle.

The activity is part of the students’ assessed work on the Public Communication module and offers unique employability skills from working in teams, with a live client and to a specific brief.

Dr Broady, Senior Lecturer in Media, Culture, Communication, who works on the module with Dr Claire Horrocks, said: “It’s a real pleasure to be working with Knowsley Safari Park and it’s already clear that the students are getting a lot out of this great opportunity.”


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