I've been involved with horses since I was about 12, when I used to help out in a small yard. My interest grew and I began riding and competing other people's horses before eventually getting some of my own. When I began looking around for Equine courses, the one at Anglia Ruskin University and the College of West Anglia appealed to me most because they had great facilities that allowed a more hands-on approach, which suited my learning style.
I will soon be starting the third year of the course and so far it has been challenging, beneficial and rewarding. The hands-on teaching within some of the modules is one of the course's best assets, as you can really apply what you have learnt in the classroom to the real world. The lecturers are all very knowledgeable and approachable so you really feel any question, however stupid it may sound, can be asked and a really friendly atmosphere is always felt.
The course has really helped me to understand the area of the equine industry that I want to go into. At the moment I'm considering the physiotherapy, chiropractic or perhaps veterinary nursing route and I still have my final year to complete, allowing me more time to decide what career path I want to follow.
Learn more about our FdSc Equine Science with Rehabilitation Therapies course.
Being a new student who wasn't familiar with Cambridge, at first I was sceptical on how easy it would be to socialise. However, the vast amount of clubs and societies that Anglia Ruskin offers has provided me with a great opportunity to meet new people who share similar hobbies. The trips and tutor meetings within the course also helped to support this.
I'm now in my 2nd year of studying and have thoroughly enjoyed it so far. Currently I am deciding upon my dissertation question and am looking forward to researching it. I love how the course continues to challenge me, and the active style of teaching has continued to keep me captivated.
I have also been lucky enough to have been accepted on both a scuba diving trip to survey the coral reef in Egypt, as well as going to Holland to study zoo enclosures as part of the course later this year. These field courses will not only provide me with unforgettable experiences but also essential work experience which will later assist me in getting a job within animal research.
Learn more about our BSc (Hons) Zoology course.