My Writtle Story: Dan Jones

May 2023

Image for press release - Dan stands in a greenhouse and smiles towards the camera.

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


Why did you choose Writtle University College? 

I choose to study the BSc in Horticulture following an engaging and helpful university open day. The degree, the facilities and the campus location really stood out to me.

I knew I wanted to work within the environmental and/or land-management sectors before visiting, and after visiting I knew that studying at Writtle University College would be an excellent opportunity to help me reach my aspirations and industry ambitions.


What are the highlights of your time at Writtle? 

I have so many great experiences and memories that I created at Writtle.

Being awarded the Hort Tech scholarship from the Colegrave-Seabrook Foundation, based on my dissertation work, is definitely one of the highlights and I couldn't be prouder of my achievement.

Both the academic and personal help from all of the staff, including tutors, lecturers etc, is another highlight that has made studying at Writtle such a success, but I wouldn't be where I am without the friends I have made on the way.

Living and studying with such an amazing group, creating memories and enjoying the student social life, has been the biggest highlight of my time at Writtle, and I have come out with lifelong friendships and memories.


What are your plans for the future? 

Now that I have finished my course, I plan on continuing my education by studying a Masters degree based on soil science and sustainability.

This wouldn't be possible without the incredible support and expertise of the lecturing staff on the Horticulture course, who have helped me at every step of the way.

I believe this course will give me a solid foundation for further academic study, and eventually support my ambition to work within environmental sustainability and assist on-going research into sustainable land management and functionality within agroecosystems.


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