May Students – Introduction

Student Programme

HESC offers people between the ages of 18 and 35 years the opportunity to experience the Centre in an intensive and hands-on 21-day programme.

It is divided into three main sections: Participation, Conservation and Sight Seeing.

The main focus of the programme is on the cheetah, and throughout their stay participants are involved in the everyday care of these magnificent animals. This includes cleaning, feeding, and where required, assisting with or observing any veterinary activities that may occur during their stay. These same activities also apply to other species being cared for at the Centre. Click here to read more.

New Intake: 26th April – 16th May 2011

Marina Ellis

HESC Student - Marina Ellis

I’m 21 years old and I come from England. I’m doing my foundation degree in Animal Management. My aim is to help with the conservation of endangered species and their environment.

Lizz Stretch

HESC Student - Lizz Stretch


I’m 20 years old and I hail from Surrey England. I’m working towards a degree in Animal Management.

Jo Hayler

HESC Student - Jo Hayler


I’m 21 years old and I also come from England. I am currently studying for my degree in Animal Management and I hope to work in conservation in the future.

Laura Frewer

HESC Student - Laura Frewer


I’m 21 years old and I come from Surrey in…wait for it…England. I’m currently busy with the first year of my Animal Management degree.

Niels Rensen

HESC Student - Niels Rensen


I’m 18 years old and I come from Holland. I’m an animal-loving party animal.