GCU student Anna volunteers for wildlife charity in Peru

19 May 2015

Anna Barclay with Dr Sally Magnusson

Anna Barclay with Dr Sally Magnusson

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) student Anna Barclay is to travel to the Peruvian rainforest to help reintroduce rescued animals to the wild.

Anna’s dream of working with animals in their natural habitat is being supported by a Magnusson Award, which will fund her work with charity Globalteer, reintroducing animals such as howler monkeys, tortoises and sloths to the rainforests of the Madre de Dios region.

BSc (Hons) Podiatry student Anna is looking forward to exploring Peru, its culture and language, and expanding her horizons, as well as working with animals.

She said: “I have a real compassion for animals and a true love for nature, so being able to combine these in a country I have always wanted to travel to is genuinely a dream come true.”

Anna was one of eight GCU students presented with a Magnusson Award in the name of the University’s late Chancellor, the journalist and broadcaster Magnus Magnusson KBE.

The annual awards support the ambitions and dreams of talented students and researchers at GCU.

Students, their families and friends, staff and invited guests attended the annual Magnus Magnusson Award event hosted by Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies CBE and Dr Sally Magnusson, daughter of the late Chancellor and Honorary President of the Magnusson Fellowship at GCU.