Wednesday, December 18, 2013
It was at the conference that she realised top scientists were carrying out similar research to her own on King penguins in the Antarctic.
She said: “Finding out that my research is similar to that of scientists on the other side of the world is fantastic. It means that I am thinking along the same lines as the experts and when it comes to applying for jobs I can show evidence of my work. “My dream job is to work with the British Antarctic Survey as a penguin biologist and so I hope that my dissertation will help me achieve that dream.”
Andrew Smart, Head of Cornwall College Newquay, said: “Rebecca’s research is one of real value and some of the experts at the conference she attended have asked to see her results, which is great news for Rebecca. “Building contacts with people in the field that you are interested in, really helps when it comes to finding employment at the end of our students’ studies. All of our BSc students carry out a dissertation and it’s a great way of demonstrating what it is they are passionate about. This can lead onto some very interesting links with industry which helps shape their careers.”