Say Hi to Mia
Hi, I’m Mia and I’ve just finished my first year studying Ecology at Bangor University. I really love being outdoors and out and about, but I also grew up in the generation of the Internet and I therefore spend a lot of my time in Internet communities.
I’ve been a part of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s youth group, Keeping it Wild, for almost five years now. I’ve been involved with pretty much everything they do including community engagement events, local campaigning and a few trips further afield. We also manage Woodthorpe Meadow Nature reserve as a group. One of the craziest things I’ve done was dress up as a giant badger for a local festival!
Keeping it Wild has had a massive impact on my life. If it wasn’t for the skills I’ve learned as part of the group I never would have felt confident enough to choose Ecology as my degree course and so my career would be on a completely different path. My leaders, Laura and Jamie, are the most brilliant people ever and everything they have done for me has undoubtedly changed my life.