Student Profile

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Harry Appleby

Graduated: BSc (Hons) Animal Science
Nationality: British
Occupation: Graduate Technical and Quality Manager at Anglo Beef Processors UK

Why did you choose to study at Writtle University College?
The courses at Writtle are structured in a way that allows you to be completely immersed in the subject you love. Alongside this, you are taught by industry professionals, well established researchers, and veterinarians. The whole package is here, and I would challenge anyone to find a campus as warm and welcoming as Writtle.

What does Writtle University College mean to you?
Without a single doubt in my mind, the three years I spent at Writtle were the best of my life so far. I met some incredible people, challenged myself year on year, and built an excellent foundation for my future career. I will never forget this my time here, and if I could I’d do it all again!

What did/ do you particularly enjoy about your course?
Anatomy and Physiology was quite literally the most enjoyable module I have ever completed, and the practical sessions involved working with very rare specimens. The module brought the whole 1st year to life, and even though it was on a Monday morning, you would never feel “Monday blues” in these lectures!

My Career Path
Having completed my degree, I have been equipped with the most current of knowledge and ideas relevant to the livestock industry today. The course encompasses a broad range of subjects, and this enables you to leave the course feeling confident in yourself, your strengths, and your future. I have now joined one of the biggest beef companies in Europe in a role that allows me to utilise every aspect of my degree.

Future Plans
At the moment I am on a two year graduate programme with Anglo Beef Processors UK, with key responsibilities including; animal welfare, food security and managing legal compliance. Alongside working within industry I have always been motivated to complete a PhD in applied animal welfare science, especially after completing my research project in my final year.