The Hive; A Conservation Podcast!

Myself and Brian Heppenstall are very excited to be able to bring you our first episode of The Hive! Featuring guests from the world of Conservation. From the UK to Australia, we feature some fascinating perspectives and new ideas.

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The Hive; a podcast for those working in the Conservation sector, or considering a career within it.

The first episode explores the different routes towards this goal, with Elise Sutton giving her experience at land-based learning institutions; Kingston Maurward College and Harper Adams University.We then hear from Richard Stafford from Bournemouth University about the benefits of a degree and when this might, or might not, be the best choice for someone. Back to Kingston Maurward and their excellent Careers Lead; France Jenkins, for the value that a College diploma can provide - particularly for hands on roles. Then finally, we hear from Yoseph N. Araya, Lecturer at The Open University on his thoughts of Conservation embracing people from all backgrounds - and how the OU makes learning accessible.

Other routes are available - some of which we talk about during the show. All the links mentioned can be found here:

Our upcoming episodes feature WildHub Community Manager Thirza Loffeld and contributors Jessie Panazzolo and Julia Migne, alongside many more fascinating and inspirational conservationists!

We have very much enjoyed creating this podcast, and hope you will enjoy it! You can follow The Hive via the following links and pages:

Mollie Taylor

Leave Only Footprints Engagement Coordinator, BCP Council

I am currently the Leave Only Footprints Engagement Coordinator at BCP Council. Over the past few years, I have taken on a few different roles within the organisation, based at Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve following my BSc in Animal Behaviour and alongside completing my MSc in Biodiversity Conservation at Bournemouth University. Within my role, I engage with a wide range of people over a wide range of topics from litter to the local wildlife and habitats, with the aim of reducing negative behaviours and encouraging interest and passion for nature. I am also interested and have experience in collecting and analysing data around these subjects. I have previously held a role as a research assistant with Bournemouth University exploring the most effective ways/methods to engage young people with nature, through running focus groups and literature reviews. I have a special interest in the effect of being outdoors in nature on wellbeing, especially the bereaved, and have started a podcast called The Nature of Loss; sponsored by BCP Council.
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Go to the profile of Gwynne Braidwood
9 months ago

Listening to your podcast and find the first episode really interesting. I already work in conservation but went a land-based college where I did countryside management then after a year volunteering went to do a BSc in Wildlife Conservation, so did a mix of both routes. My younger brother is at university and looking into a career in conservation so I've shared this with him to give him an idea of how he could build a career and what's out there. 

Go to the profile of Jenny Desmond
9 months ago