Leonie Robson

Studied Access to Science - Higher Education Diploma at B&FC • Graduated in 2016

Leonie Robson

My Story

I have always loved animals and I have known from a very young age that my future lay in the animal industry.

I have experienced work in many different roles in the animal industries including stable yards, kennels, catteries, pet shops and zoos. However, I feel my true calling is reptiles and invertebrates. 

My Most Recent Role...

BSc Zoology with Herpetology undergraduate, Bangor University.

How B&FC Helped Me

Whilst at B&FC, not only did I make some lifelong friends, but I also learned some skills that really prepared me for university.

Unlike with previous college courses, at B&FC I learned vital laboratory skills, using laboratory equipment I had never come across at other educational institutions that I now use on a weekly basis at university.

I learned to improve my writing skills allowing me to write concise and informative reports/essays whilst juggling a tight word count.

I also learned how to correctly use the Harvard referencing system so I didn’t have the extra pressure of learning how to reference alongside everything else I was trying to absorb in my first year of university. 

Choosing B&FC when I decided to return to college allowed me to study as a mature student whilst also allowing me to work to pay for my course. My tutors where also incredibly helpful when I had any worries regarding work, exams or deadlines.

Why B&FC?

Being a mature student when I decided return to college my options were limited.

I needed a course where I could learn a lot and be ready for university in a short period of time.

B&FC provided me with a place of learning that was close to home and convenient to reach.

I didn’t attend an open day, but the helpful and friendly staff where very accommodating of my mature student status and financial situation and during the application process.


Your heart is free. Have the courage to follow it.