Seventh year running

Postgraduate Research students from Birmingham University enjoyed an away day at DZG for the seventh year running, as they learnt about some of the rarest animals in the world.

The first year students from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, spent the morning in the Discovery Centre’s Rainforest Room giving short presentations, before enjoying a guided tour around the 40-acre site during the afternoon.

Postgraduate Research Administrator, Vikki Harrison, said: “The students really enjoy getting away from the university for the day and getting the chance to do presentations out of the pressurised college environment.

“And getting the chance to enjoy a relaxing walk around the zoo afterwards works so well.

“We always receive great feedback from students afterwards, which is why we keep coming back.

“This is now our seventh year visiting DZG and it’s great to see the changes that take place as well as seeing and hearing about the conservation work. It’s a great day out for us all.”

DZG Marketing Manager Andrea Hales, said: “We always look forward to welcoming the Birmingham University group year-on-year and glad they continue to enjoy their visit, despite the weather this year!”

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