Phil Ankers studied Geography, Biology and Chemistry at Middlesbrough College Sixth Form. 4 years later, Phil now has a first class honours degree in Environmental Science, is employed as an Ecological Consultant and is studying for a Masters degree in Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management at Newcastle University.
Phil said "My current job role is subcontracting for a few ecological consultancies in the North East which involves undertaking and helping out with Protected species surveys including Great Crested Newt and Bats. This is alongside studying for my Masters degree at Newcastle University.
"I also volunteer as part of the North Yorkshire Moors NPA voluntary ranger service, as a voluntary land management ranger for the national trust, and as a shorebird warden for Natural England. In June I will be heading off to Iceland to be a part of the Arctic fox monitoring surveys taking place on Hornstrandir nature reserve for a couple of weeks.
"At MC6 I studied Geography, Biology, and Chemistry. I have to give particular mention to my tutors from my second year, Emma Thompson, Richard (Doc) Spencer, and Andrew Randle. Between them, they pushed me to do and be better; a motivational drive that led me to be awarded A Levels student of the year for 2015.
"This drive for knowledge and understanding in natural sciences has led me to where I am today, and continually pushes me to seek out new, exciting opportunities for professional and personal development. Studying at Middlesbrough College Sixth Form showed me the potential the world has to offer those that are willing to work for it."
Studying at Middlesbrough College Sixth Form showed me the potential the world has to offer those that are willing to work for it
Former School: Acklam Grange