Graduated: MSc Animal Biology and Welfare
Occupation: Lecturer in Animal Science
My Writtle University College I chose my course after looking for an MSc course that would
allow me to specialise in animal welfare. I found the course at
Writtle College through a search on the internet. I hold many fond
memories of my MSc – I made many new friends, met experts in
my field and was given the opportunity to attend numerous
course-related events. I particularly enjoyed the scientific rigour
of the course and the interaction with my lecturers.
My Career Path Before handing in my dissertation I applied for a PhD position at
the College. I was successful in my application and was employed
as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) within the School of Sport,
Equine and Animal Sciences and as a College Warden for the
College in general. During this time, an opportunity to become a Lecturer within the School came up, for which again I successfully
applied, so currently, I am employed as an Higher Education
Lecturer in animal science, whilst doing my PhD research parttime.
My MSc supports me in the subjects that I teach and has
definitely led to a way of critical scientific thinking needed for my
research and teaching.
My Current Job My job as a Lecturer in animal science involves teaching a
variety of animal science subjects. I teach biochemistry, animal
nutrition, animal husbandry, anthrozoology and work-based
learning. I enjoy transferring knowledge and interacting with
students, but the best part of my job is really specialising in my
field of interest.
Future Plans I will be in my current position for at least another five years.
After obtaining my PhD I hope to continue teaching on a higher
level and do more research in Animal Health and Nutrition
Science. I am currently also enrolled in a postgraduate course in
teaching in Higher Education, which is supporting me in
reaching this goal.