A core part of the DICE mission is training the next generation of conservationists, so DICE members convene and teach all of the conservation undergraduate degree courses run by the School of Anthropology and Conservation. They bring their experience and expertise of working on applied projects throughout the world, providing students with the skills and knowledge they need to help conserve nature.
Key features include:
- Excellent teaching (as recognised by the National Student Survey) that trains students in both the natural and social sciences, giving the right blend of skills for a career in conservation, or any other job that needs interdisciplinary thinking.
- Opportunities to learn and interact with DICE staff, students and visiting conservation professionals from government and NGOs through lectures, workshops, seminars, talks and social events.
- Field trips during the programmes include visits to zoos, museums and nature reserves throughout Kent, as well as field courses at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey and a tropical field course to Borneo.
- Opportunities to undertake research projects in the UK and abroad, with recent destinations including Peru, South Africa, Madagascar, Indonesia and Russia.
- Options to undertake a Year in Professional Practice, extending your degree into a four-year programme by adding a work placement. Recent students have worked with organisations such as Chester Zoo in the UK, Wild Otters in India, Phinda Game Reserve in South Africa.
- Becoming part of the DICE alumni network, more than 1,100 people from 99 countries who have important and influential conservation jobs around the world.