Student Profile

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Katy Cole

Graduated: BSc (Hons) Animal Science
Nationality: British
Occupation: Animal Welfare Assistant

Why did you choose to study at Writtle University College?
I chose to study at Writtle because the course was challenging and open, meaning that I could pursue several different career routes with the course content whilst also challenging myself.

What does Writtle University College mean to you?
Writtle was great! I loved living on campus and having everything I needed nearby. The staff were great and the lecturers knowledgeable in their subjects with both theoretical knowledge and industry experience.

What did you particularly enjoy about your course?
I really enjoyed the practical elements of the course, especially dissections in first year. I also really enjoyed the dissertation module, it was a good balance of practical and theoretical research and on completion you feel a massive sense of achievement.

My Career Path
The course I did at Writtle College helped me to get into what is a competitive industry. The understanding I gained during my course gave me an insight and understanding of the often difficult decisions that are made on a daily basis which has proved invaluable. Additionally, the knowledge I gained during my course has given me firm foundations on which to continue learning in my current job and to educate the public.

My Current Job
Animal Welfare Assistant Blue Cross, Burford Rehoming Centre

Future Plans
For the next few years I would like to work my way into the behaviour department with my current employer. However I would also like to work in several different areas of the animal industry to get to real experience before doing a postgraduate qualification and going into teaching.