Name: Frank Agyei
Degree: MSc Conservation and Land Management
Current job: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (Codesria), Senegal
"I opted for Conservation and Land Management as my second year course as part of a two-year Erasmus Mundus double degree program. Initially, I thought I was over influenced by friends to come to Bangor University but things got clearer after attending a few lectures. I couldn’t resist the problem and user focused modules. You don’t only learn theories and concepts but also how to apply them in the real world and I became fully convinced that I really made a good choice. I am not exaggerating but frankly speaking the lecturers are second to none. They are authority in their specific discipline, inviting, and always make themselves available for our success. You only have to approach them, and they will do all they can to make you happy.
The course modules exposed me to details of both natural and social sciences. That was exactly what I needed as before starting I didn’t know where I would end up (in my case working on policy and governance issues on natural resource management). What keeps me going in my current role are the presentation, research writing and the interpersonal skills I developed during my school days. These skills have made my work as social research scientist possible and enjoyable.
I had a fantastic time during my days at Bangor University, and I hope you will have the same."