What our students say
We think that the higher level study at University Centre Bishop Burton (UCBB) is pretty special but don't just take our word for it. Our students have been telling us all about their experiences at UCBB.
Grace Pugh - BA (Hons) Contemporary Criminology
“UCBB gave me the confidence I needed to progress into a position of leadership within the RAF.”
Criminology graduate Grace loved the scale of the UCBB campus and the close-knit community and relationships she was able to foster thanks to smaller group sizes. She also found the exposure to industry relevant trips and industry professionals hugely beneficial.
Now a Provost Officer in the RAF, Grace credits her time at UCBB as preparing her with the skills, knowledge and confidence to progress into the Armed Forces working as a police officer in protective security.
Samuel Caswell - BSc (Hons) Wildlife and Conservation Management (Top Up)
“UCBB gave me the confidence, experience and skills I needed to progress into a role that I love.”
BSc (Hons) Wildlife and Conservation Management graduate Samuel loved the scale of the UCBB campus and having close access to the woodland. He found the small group size and numerous visits and trips that provided exposure to industry experts invaluable.
During his time at UCBB, Samuel volunteered with the RSPB and other wildlife charities, which informed his dissertation on the common scoter. He is now putting these experiences to good use working as an Assistant Ornithologist at WSP in Bristol.
Ben Comins, FdSc Agriculture
“Technology is vital to the farming industry in today’s modern world to improve yields, efficiency and farming business in general.
"I have enjoyed everything about learning at the IoT. Precision agriculture is going to be essential to the future of agriculture and for my career."
Nathan Pilgrim, FdSc Agriculture
“The IoT has enhanced my education, allowing me to achieve my dream job.
"We use the McConnel Robocut RC56 for jobs with limited access, such as challenging terrain and hazardous areas where tractors cannot reach. Operated via remote control, we can maintain a safe distance of up to 150 meters.
"The McConnel has a low centre of gravity designed to give it great stability. Speed, gearing, rotor speed and an emergency stop accessed with a single button are just some of the features that can be controlled with controls. It is also compatible with Trimble, another IoT system we use in precision farming."
Jess Stocks, FdSc Agriculture
“The IoT has given me the skills to take back to my arable farm at home.
"We use the Yara N-Sensor, which is a large piece of equipment that attaches to the roof of a tractor. The N-Sensor determines the nitrogen demand by measuring the crop’s light reflectance covering a total area of approximately 50m2 per second.
"With measurements being taken every second, we can accurately communicate to the spreader how much nitrogen needs to be applied to the field which helps us to farm in a way that maximises crop production without being detrimental to the environment."
Charlie McGregor - BA Contemporary Criminology
"My degree has helped me with the first step of my career because we have a work-based learning module that includes voluntary work. I am now training as a full-time Police Constable with Humberside Police alongside two other Bishop Burton students, which is extremely exciting."