Angel spreads her wings with butterfly project 

6th November 2020

AAnimal Behavior & Welfare student from Solihull College & University Centre has two reasons to celebrate after achieving a firstclass degree result and having her project featured in a prestigious journal. 

Angel Pooler, 21, from Bearwood, applied to the Oxford Brookes University conference after hearing from a guest speaker from the university during her degree course. Angel was successful and her project poster on butterfly puddling behaviour, produced as part of her course, is now featured in the Oxford Brookes journal. It will also be featured at the physical conference which will hopefully take place in April of next year.  

Angel comments: I really enjoyed my degree. The tutors are all lovely and very supportive and the content is varied and interesting. I was over the moon with my first-class result – I was so happy all my work had paid off! 

Claudine Barnes, Animal Behaviour & Welfare Programme Lead at the College added: “Angel and her classmates were fantastic. They embraced online learning with great enthusiasm, and really put their all into their final coursework and exams. Angel showed her resiliencecontinued with the fantastic grades we had seen beforehand – and achieved a very comfortable first-class honours. To have found employment over this difficult period is a real achievement, and she’s on to bigger and better things in the form of a PhD. We wish her the best of luck.” 

Angel has been using her time during the pandemic to create content for Stemettes – a company dedicated to encouraging young women into STEM based roles. On top of this she is completing her training to become a Registered Animal Medicinal Advisor and will be taking her exams in December. In January, Angel is hoping to start her PHD to study invertebrate behaviour. 

Find out more about the College’s Animal Welfare & Veterinary Nursing courses: Animal Welfare & Veterinary Nursing