Well, yesterday I sat the last exam of my foundation degree (Fingers Crossed!) It was the culmination of two years hard work, two years of being poor and two years of travelling 100 miles a day just to get to Falmouth Marine School! It has also been two years of amazing fun during which I have made some wonderful friends and done things that I have wanted to do since I was a child. I wouldn't change a thing..... well actually, a bit more money would have been nice but I guess you can't have everything!
My final Coastal Zone Management lesson consisted of an end test encompassing all the topics that we had looked at over the last year.
Using The Devon Maritime Forum as an indication of best practice, we applied conflict resolution ideas to current Coastal Zone Conflicts such as dredging, mangrove destruction, sea defences and coastal erosion. I concentrated on fish farming and aquaculture as it is a subject that I am particularly interested in having researched it in my first year for an assignment.
My ambitions for the future..... assuming I pass my exams are pretty much the same as they were when I started this degree. I am hoping to continue into the third year either in Plymouth or Cambourne and after that I am considering studying for an extra year to complete a Masters Degree.
After that Iam hoping for a job in research.
firstname.lastname@example.org is an excellent website to search for jobs within the marine industry and recently there was ajob advertised for a Benthic Taxonomist which I would be very interrested in.
www.newscientistjobs.com/jobs/job/zooplankton-analyst-plymouth--10410417.htm was advertising a job for a zooplankton Analyst which I would also be interested in.
I guess you will have to watch this space.........