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Graduate finalist to present at the Eqvalan Thesis of the Year

November 2011

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Christine Hills, First Class Honours degree student has been shortlisted as one of the finalists in the forthcoming Eqvalan Duo Thesis of the Year Award 2011.

Christine, who is due to present to a panel of judges on Friday 11 November at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, will present her dissertation titled 'Does grazing limb preference affect equine biomechanics and any developmental asymmetries?'

Christine was nominated by academics as Writtle College's entrant to The Eqvalan Duo Equine Thesis of the Year, she graduated in September 2011 from the BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy degree – and was one of the first of five students to graduate from this course which is now in its fourth flourishing year.

Now in its thirteenth year, this competition - run by the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) and sponsored by Merial Animal Health, a world-leading innovation-driven animal health company - is open to every agricultural and equine university and college in the country.

The winner of the competition will receive:-

• a £500 cheque;

• a piece of glassware;

• a five-year RASE membership;

• a certificate;

• the opportunity to present their thesis at the National Equine Forum.

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Pictured- Christine Hills (far right) at her graduation ceremony, Chelmsford Cathedral.