Student Profile

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Elizabeth Ecclestone

Graduated: BSc (Hons) Agricultural Business Management (Crop Production)
Nationality: British
Occupation: Farm Business Consultant with ADAS

Why did you choose to study at Writtle University College?
Writtle’s timetable enabled me to work within industry while studying. Whilst in my third year, I worked at an Agricultural Merchants to build my practical experience. Without this invaluable experience, I would not have achieved the job I do now.

What did you particularly enjoy about your course?
The small classes at Writtle are also a significant selling factor. Having extra time with tutors is invaluable and help is always available when needed. I have my lecturers to thank for my First Class degree. Not coming from a farming background, they ensured I was on track and any knowledge gaps were filled. My lecturers never said they didn't have time to help me and did all they could to ensure my success; this is something which many of my friends studying at other bigger universities wish they could have had.

My Current Job
I am now on a two year graduate scheme, with a guaranteed job after, working with the UK’s largest independent provider of environmental and rural consultancy.