Conservation for a Sustainable Future

  • Explore issues relating to biodiversity loss
  • Understand the importance of conservation biology, locally and globally
  • This is a brand new facilitated online course for Y12-13 students

Join students from across the UK for an inspiring, challenging short course that will add value to the Preparation for HE section of your UCAS application form.


Course Topics

The course will explore reasons for biodiversity loss, including climate change and the impact of human action. It will focus on conservation solutions that use a triple-challenge approach, centred around climate, people and nature, highlighting case studies in the UK and globally to understand real-world applications.

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Dates and times

8, 9 and 14 December 2021

4 pm to 6.30 pm each day


Online via Zoom


Different elements of the course will be delivered by experts from universities and relevant organisations.

Course objectives

  • To introduce the basic principles of conservation
  • To reflect upon the different approaches to conservation that are taken a) in the UK and b) globally
  • To explore a variety of case studies world-wide that are working to a common goal to preserve a future where nature and people thrive


The course will be delivered online using a variety of methods, including lectures, student presentations, self-directed learning and class discussions. There will be some preparatory work.



Fee notes

This course is free for students on our Future Leaders Programme and for students from other schools who meet our disadvantage criteria. In light of Covid, our disadvantage criteria is wider to include students who have experienced disrupted education. We will not ask for proof on this occasion.

Closing date for applications

Monday 6 December 2021

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