My Writtle Story

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Our students and graduates share their experiences. Where will your 'Writtle Story' take you?

Zara Snow

BSc (Hons) Horticulture student Zara talks about winning a Blue Diamond Scholarship from the Colegrave Seabrook Foundation and why she loved studying abroad in Finland and the Netherlands.

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Hayley Sprawling

BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Zoo and Wildlife Conservation) student, Hayley, talks about her passion for crocodilian conservation and how she gained an exciting job in her chosen sector. 

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Emily Toogood

Emily Toogood talks about studying an Integrated Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy (MVetPhys) and her plans to work at a hydrotherapy centre. 

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Jake Sales

Jake completed MSc Conservation Management in 2013. He talks about his family's long-running connection to Writtle. 

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Mark Jolley

Mark talks about making friends, visiting Europe, and launching an exciting career within the agricultural sector. 

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Wasantha Ruvini Ranasingha

Sri Lankan postgraduate student Ruvini talks about studying MSc Crop Production and how she hopes to address global food security and promote sustainable agriculture.

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Lance Vaughan

Lance talks about working as a farm manager in Zambia and deciding to study BSc (Hons) Regenerative Agriculture at Writtle University College.

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Anna Srutova

Czech student Anna talks about studying part-time and her aim to become the best possible veterinary physiotherapist.

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Sophia Gray

Sophia studied a college course at Writtle University College before progressing to BSc (Hons) Animal Science. She talks about presenting her research at conferences and developing useful new skills. 

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David Hopkinson

BSc (Hons) Animal Science graduate, David, talks about meeting wonderful people (including his future wife!), carrying out conservation work in South Africa and launching a career in academia, research and science communication. 

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William Charity

After completing a college course in horticulture, William Charity decided to remain at Writtle University College to study for a degree. He talks about gaining useful work experience and his steps to increase sustainability at student events.

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Dan Jones

BSc (Hons) Horticulture student, Dan, talks about being awarded a Hort Tech scholarship and making lifelong friendships. 

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Hannah Mackenzie

MVetPhys Veterinary Physiotherapy student Hannah dreams of applying her skills in the agriculture sector while running her own business. 

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Tanyel Dede

Tanyel is studying BSc (Hons) Equine Behavioural Science. She is a duel citizen of Britain and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and decided to return to education to launch a career in the equine sector. 

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Nadine Mostert

South African student Nadine Mostert talks about studying BSc (Hons) Equine Performance and Business Management and why she loves having her horse living on campus.

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Hani Sparks

Hani Sparks talks about her time as a Students' Union Officer and explains how her BSc (Hons) Equine Behavioural Science has given her the confidence to start her own consultancy business.

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Suzanne Marshall

'Captain of the Year' Suzanne Marshall talks about studying veterinary physiotherapy and making lifelong friends in the women's rugby team. 

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Špella Deželak

Slovenian student Špella Deželak has been passionate about working with horses from a young age. Špella explains why she chose to study in the UK and what she enjoys about her BSc (Hons) Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation course. 

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Judit Aulinas Coll

Award-winning graduate Judit Aulinas Coll is now the equine physiotherapist for the Horseball Spanish team and recently presented her dissertations at an international symposium in Madrid.

Judit explains why she chose to study BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation and MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy in the UK as an international student.

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Rebecca Hands

Rebecca Hands graduated in 2022 after completing undergraduate and masters degrees at Writtle University College. She is now studying veterinary medicine, to work towards her lifelong dream of becoming a vet. 

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Yasmin Mohammed Ali

Integrated Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy student, Yasmin, talks taking the big step to move to Essex, finding her campus community and joining the Students' Union.

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Emma-Jane Murray

Emma-Jane graduated in 2019 with a degree in BSc (Hons) Animal Science. She worked at Department of Public Health Mid-West in Ireland and is now working towards a PhD in animal health economics.

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Cara Jayne Ludik

Cara is an international student from South Africa. She is studying BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Zoo and Wildlife Conservation).

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Louise Mogridge

Louise Mogridge completed an Amenity Horticulture course at Writtle in 1995.

After running a gardening business in Devon for 20 years, she and her husband relocated to West Wales where she sells cut flowers and vegetables. 

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Rebecca Abraham

Rebecca Abraham completed a BSc (Hons) Canine Therapy and is now opening her own hydrotherapy centre.

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Adelaide Chinn

Veterinary Physiotherapy student Adelaide Chinn reflects on her time at Writtle, including volunteering at our specialist animal unit and keeping her horse, Pebbles, at our equine campus. 

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Gary Alden

Gary Alden is a Senior Associate at Townshend Landscape Architect, a studio based in Central London, with an established reputation for delivering high quality public realm schemes across a wide range of scales, both domestic and internationally. 

Projects the practice has worked on include the public realm designs at King's Cross including Granary Square, Pancras Square and Lewis Cubitt Park.

Gary was awarded a first-class honours degree in a BSc (Hons) Landscape and Garden Design at Writtle in 2003.

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Chris Newenham

Chris Newenham is Joint Managing Director of Wilkin & Sons Ltd. The company is famous for its 'Tiptree' brand which has produced preserves, marmalades and associated products since 1885.

Chris completed an HND Comm Hort at Writtle in 1992.

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Patrick Phiri

Marshal Papworth scholar, Patrick Phiri studies MSc Crop Production. Patrick explains why he chose Writtle University College and talks about his plan to save lives by using new technologies to produce sustainable, nutritious food for the African market.

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Aimee Hill

Aimee Hill graduated in 2017 with BSc Animal Management (Companion and Zoo Animals). She's now a Carnivore Keeper and Animal Researcher at Woburn Safari Park.

Aimee has worked with Amur tigers, Canadian wolves, North American black bears and African lions. Her role includes carrying out welfare audits and research.

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Emily Keeble

Emily Keeble explains how studying for a degree in agriculture opened her eyes to the wide range of careers within the sector.

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Sam Moore

Garden designer Sam Moore graduated in 2018. He worked for award-winning companies before founding Consilium Hortus, a organisation offering bespoke garden design solutions.

In 2022, he created The SunsLifestyle Outdoor Living Garden for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival.

Sam studied Level 2 and 3 Horticulture, before progressing onto BSc Landscape & Garden Design.

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Charlotte Crowne-Spencer

Charlotte (Lottie) Crowne-Spencer graduated in 2020 after studying BSc (Hons) Equine Behavioural Science. Lottie shares some of her memories of her time at Writtle. 

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Kaile-Louise Sherry

Kaile-Louise Sherry progressed from a college course to a university course at Writtle University College.

She completed a BSc (Hons) Equine Performance and Business Management in 2019, and was named 'Student of the Year', in recognition of her exceptional commitment, organisational abilities and subject knowledge. Kaile now works within the events industry. 

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Megan Webb

In 2021, Megan Webb completed her BSc (Hons) Horticulture at Writtle University College. She won The Chartered Institute of Horticulture's Aberconway Award in 2022. The annual prize recognises the best dissertation submitted by a student or horticulturist under the age of 30. 

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Dr Hannah Scott-Browne

Dr Hannah Scott-Browne loved Writtle so much she never left! After completing a BSc (Hons) Animal Management, she undertook a PhD in Agriculture (awarded by the University of Essex, but undertaken at Writtle) before returning as a lecturer. 

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Katrina Skybak Doyle

Katrina Skybak Doyle studied floristry at Writtle University College before opening her own company, Cloud Hill Flowers. She was named 'Wedding & Event Florist of the Year' at the British Florist Association Awards 2022.

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Paul Opio

In 2011, Marshal Papworth scholarship recipient Paul Opio completed a Masters degree at Writtle University College. He now works in Uganda, advising on regional livestock emergency and resilience programming.

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Elliot Woollen

Students' Union President and BSc (Hons) Horticulture graduate, Elliot Woollen, shares his story.

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Kamanda Godfrey

Marshal Papworth scholarship recipient Kamanda Godfrey studied MSc Horticulture (Crop Production) at Writtle University College. He is now employed by the Uganda government, in the Ministry of Agriculture. 

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Tell us about your Writtle experience

If you are a Writtle Alumni and would like to tell your 'My Writtle Story' - please get in touch.

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