Student Profile

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Lisa Stockwell

Graduated: BSc (Hons) Animal Management
Nationality: British
Occupation: Animal Care Assistant

Why did you choose to study at Writtle University College?
The atmosphere and the exceptional teaching staff!

What does Writtle University College mean to you?
It has made me who I am today. I got a degree that has enabled me to do a job that I love and I learnt valuable life skills along the way. (I also met my partner at Writtle and we are now married!)

What did you particularly enjoy about your course?
I struggled with the science modules such as Biological Processes and Anatomy and Physiology but really enjoyed the practical sessions that we used to do. I thought it was good that we got to rotate and so was able to spend time at the animal unit, farm and equine yard. I particularly enjoyed the animal behaviour modules that I did and that was probably down to Jon Amory!

My Career Path
Whilst doing my degree I had practical animal sessions where we learnt the basics of health checking and record keeping, something I know do on a daily basis in my job. I also studied other modules such as health and welfare and animal behaviour which have given me the knowledge to be able to fulfil my role as an animal care assistant.

My Current Job
I am currently an Animal Care Assistant for the RSPCA, working with dogs, cats, and other small animals.

Future Plans
I currently don’t have any plans for further study, but with regards to my career, I would like to continue with the RSPCA and hopefully take on the role of Centre Manager.