Student receives commendation at UFAW Student Animal Welfare Conference

April 2022

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Chloe Nicholls, a BSc (Hons) Animal Science (Zoo and Wildlife Conservation) student at Writtle University College, won a Commended Presentation Award at the sixteenth UFAW Student Animal Welfare Conference.

Chloe's talk, titled "An investigation into interactions of white rhinos, with specific mention to calves, within a mixed enclosure at Colchester Zoo" received positive feedback from the judges. 

In 2022, it was Hartpury University's turn to to host the annual conference. Undergraduates and postgraduates from Writtle University College, Brooksby Melton College and Hartpury University presented the results of research undertaken as part of their degrees.

The students presented on a diverse range of issues, including the effects of milk replacer on piglet welfare and the welfare of agility competition dogs. Prizes were awarded for the best, and highly commended presentation.

Dr Jon Amory, Writtle University College's Principal Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, said: "We were delighted by Chloe's commendation. The standard of work was very high this year and our students showcased excellent research. In addition to the confidence the students showed in presenting and talking about their work, they also answered questions from their fellow students intelligently and very competently."

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