Equine expert Dr David Marlin was the special guest speaker at a recent webinar, hosted and organised by first year BSc Equine Performance and Business Management students at Writtle University College (WUC), discussing the different uses for tech in the equine industry
On 17th March 2021, Dr Marlin shared his thoughts on equine tech and its place in the equine industry during the insightful webinar. The students posed the question: 'Is equine tech a help or a hindrance?' Dr Marlin led the discussion over the course of the 2-hour webinar session, using examples and insights from his time as an expert in the equine industry.
A group of seven students had four weeks to plan, promote and run the successful event which had over 150 registered attendees. The free event was a sponsored by EIRA, a collaborative project funded by Research England that connects businesses in the East of England with academic expertise, specialist facilities and funding opportunities.
"We are delighted with the number or people that participated in our webinar and the feedback which we have received has been very positive. We would like to say a huge thank you to Dr David Marlin for giving up his time to support this event and sharing his knowledge and expertise in the equine tech industry. We would also like to thank EIRA for making our event possible by sponsoring it," said student organiser Imogen Nicholas.
"The girls showed a fantastic ability to adapt to the new situation and they communicated well amongst themselves, with the marketing department and with David. They did an outstanding job on the night of the event, which was very well attended given the short time they had to plan and advertise it."
"The event ran smoothly with no technological issues and feedback from the public was positive. Throughout it all the students were professional and did an extremely good job representing WUC," said lecturer Stephanie Key.
"Given the students had no prior experience or organising events, I was very impressed by their efforts. They were very professional and I enjoyed working with them. The event ran very smoothly and they should be very pleased of their achievement," said guest speaker Dr David Marlin
The organisation of the webinar forms part of the University's Equine Performance and Business Management degree.