My Writtle Story: Adelaide Chinn

January 2023

Image for press release - Adelaide smiles at the camera while standing next to Pebbles the horse

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. 


What does Writtle University College mean to you? 

Writtle University College has been my home for the last 4 years whilst studying my degree. Here I have made amazing memories, met great people, and developed more as a person than I ever thought I could.

I have been able to study a topic that I love with lots of practical and hands on opportunities. My time here has been an experience that I will never forget and I am proud to be a member of the WUC community.


What have been the highlights of your time at Writtle?

Volunteering at the Titchmarsh Animal Unit at WUC has been one of the highlights of my time here. I was able to work with the wide range of animals at the campus and meet the amazing team that care for them.

In my final year, I also moved my horse, Pebbles, to the WUC equine centre on their DIY livery. Being able to study alongside caring for my horse has been much more fulfilling and allowed me to keep up with the things I love.

Getting more involved at the different areas WUC has to offer has provided me with a well-rounded experience that will help guide me throughout my future endeavours.  


What do you hope to do in the future?

In the future I'd like to have my own business as a Veterinary Physiotherapist. Writtle has allowed me to grow in confidence over the years as well as develop my academic skills and find strengths in the topics I enjoy.

On the MVetPhys course, I have learnt the essential skills needed to provide effective and knowledge-based physio treatment, and in completing my dissertation I have been able to put research into my own subjects of interest and learn a new skill that I can take with me on my journey to becoming a Veterinary Physiotherapist.


Is there anything else you would like to add?

The support given to students at Writtle has been so valuable to me during my years of study.

My time here hasn't been a straight-forward or easy path and there were many hurdles along the way. In moments, finishing the course felt impossible. But the WUC support teams were there when I needed it most, they reassured, motivated, encouraged, and cheered me along the whole way.

Their kindness has helped me be who I am today and I am so grateful for their unconditional support throughout my journey as a Writtle student.


For more information on Integrated Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy (MVetPhys) courses at Writtle University College, click here