IN THEIR OWN WORDS: STUDENT REVIEWS

Pieter and Chanelle welcomed me warmly, due to their hospitality and generosity. They appreciate a good joke, but when it comes down to it, you can always rely on them. It was wonderful to experience the South African culture up close and also learn a lot, like setting up projects in and working with CyberTracker, trail tracking, bird identification and more. I had an educational, interesting experience that I highly recommend.

 

LOïS VAN OS

Netherlands

HAS Green Academy 

Jan-Mar 2024 

During my time at the Research Centre, I have been overwhelmed at both the professionalism of the research team and the abundance of opportunities for growth of conservation skills and project development. Living and operating from the smart research hub as part of a close-knit team of volunteers and permanent research staff has been one of the most rewarding scientific opportunities of my academic life, and I could not recommend it strongly enough to those considering a research residency. Whether you are looking to grow useful practical skills for building an academic career, for example bird identification, mammal transects or community engagement, or seek to partake in rewarding conservation project design and management, this project is ideal for those looking for to engage in meaningful ecological work and expand their horizons.

 

ADAM BACHMANN

England

Jan-Mar 2024