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13 July 2012

Achieves 1st Class Honours in Environmental Management

St Helena Government press release

St Helena Government Press Release


Student Shayla Ellick (of Cow Path) has this morning been awarded First Class Honours in Environmental Management with the University of Hertfordshire. 

Shayla left the island in 2008 under the Post-School Scholarship programme to undertake four years of study for her BSc Hons Environmental Management degree.

Shayla’s degree offered her a balance between the natural and social sciences, giving her the knowledge and skills for employment in a broad range of environmental jobs. During her course, Shayla learned about biodiversity and conservation, business and the environment, global change and development. Her course combined practical and fieldwork learning in the University’s specialist laboratories, including their dedicated Geographic Information laboratories and the Bayfordbury field station.

In her final year Shayla studied modules on Habitat Management and Monitoring, Biological Conservation and Solving Environmental Problems. She was also placed at the famous Kew Gardens where she worked with the UK Overseas Territories Programme on their online Herbarium.

Speaking with Shayla about her achievement she said:
“I'm extremely grateful that I was given the opportunity to undertake my degree. I've had a great experience throughout these past four years, learning so much!
“I've made so many friends here and will be sad to leave them, but I'm really looking forward to coming back home after my graduation in late November and giving back everything I've learned. I'm also really thankful for the support of my family and friends, especially throughout my final year; I couldn't have done it without them!”

Director of Education and Employment, Collin Moore commented:‘This is a truly inspirational story of success. Well done Shayla!”

Shayla will be undertaking further work experience at Kew until her graduation in November and her return to St Helena soon after.

Shayla is the third St Helena student in two weeks to have gained a First Class Honours Degree!

13 July 2012


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