Falmouth marine science students face ‘Dragon’s Den’ panel
12:44pm Thursday 28th June 2012 in Business
FIRST YEAR degree students studying Marine Science at Falmouth Marine School have presented their final year project proposals to a ‘Dragon’s Den’ panel of industry experts and academic staff.
The students pitched their project ideas to a panel of industry experts to to test their communication and research skills and get valuable feedback.
The projects, which are sponsored by the Falmouth Harbour Commissioners, will count towards the students’ final grades for their degree course through the Falmouth Marine Enterprise project (FaME). Dr Claire Eatock, Programme Manager, said: “The event provides the students with the opportunity to demonstrate their own research specialities and to experience presenting and communicating within a real business context in preparation for their final assessment and presentation next year.”
Harriet Knowles from Falmouth Harbour Commissioners, said: "It was great to see the enthusiasm and excitement the students had for their projects. “The depth of knowledge and skills each individual already holds was evident, their career is already mapping itself. “I’ve really enjoyed being part of the event and look forward to seeing their final projects in June 2013.”
Student Alex Sullivan presented his project proposal that will investigate the biodiversity and distribution of native and non-native species in the Fal.
Alex said: "It was a great opportunity to get some feedback on my project. “Having it endorsed by several experts in the industry has given me more confidence to continue with my project." The students now have the opportunity to develop their projects based on the feedback.
They will present the outcomes at Falmouth Marine School's annual research day held at the National Maritime Museum.