University aims to re-brand "declining" forestry courses

The University of Aberdeen has said it will embed its forestry teaching in wider environmental management courses, "under a new title", to boost the subject's appeal.

Image: Nick Bramhall
Image: Nick Bramhall

Director of teaching at the university's School of Biological Sciences Michelle Pinard said: "As is the case for many HE institutions delivering forestry programmes, the number of students applying to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes is relatively low, and has been declining for a number of years."

Environmental management programmes meanwhile "have a broader appeal", she pointed out. "We are looking at how we can restructure our forestry provision to embed it within these programmes such that we can deliver a sustainable and attractive diversity of courses under a new title."

She described this restructuring as "an opportunity for us to revitalise and refocus our curriculum such that it addresses the priorities of graduates and employers", and said: "We remain committed to the provision of forestry at Aberdeen at a level that enables our students to achieve accreditation at industry recognized standards."


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Chainsaws - Improving performance

Chainsaws - Improving performance

Battery chainsaws offer many advantages while innovative technology shelps the latest petrol models meet emissions standards, writes Sally Drury.

Chainsaws tested and reviewed: battery v petrol

Chainsaws tested and reviewed: battery v petrol

How do the latest battery models shape up against new petrol chainsaws when tested at Bridgwater College? Sally Drury reports.

Business planning: The labour challenge

Business planning: The labour challenge

With staffing becoming increasingly problematic, Neville Stein looks at the alternatives to finding good recruits.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Horticulture Week Custodian Awards

Jeremy Barrell On...

Jeremy Barrell

Tree consultant Jeremy Barrell reflects on the big issues in arboriculture.

Products & Kit Resources