Student Profile

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Aline Bouquet

Graduated: BSc (Hons) Equine Science (Behaviour and Welfare)
Nationality: Swiss

Why did you choose to study at Writtle University College?
The ambience at Writtle College made me feel very welcome and comfortable – a place where I could feel at home even though my real home is miles away in Switzerland.

What does Writtle University College mean to you?
I loved every minute studying at Writtle College but I would lie if I wouldn’t say it was hard work and involved a great deal of independent work, requiring initiative, self-motivation and a wide range of skills. Additionally, the great support from all staff during the whole three years has been incredible and made seemingly unfeasible tasks and situations feasible.

What did you particularly enjoy about your course?
My passion has always been equine nutrition and I was really lucky when my dissertation focussing on condensed tannins in alfalfa got supported by Dengie Crops Ltd. (Essex, UK) and UNITÁN SAICA (Buenos Aires, Argentina). In March 2015 I got the chance to present my dissertation at the 10th UFAW (Universities Federation for Animal Welfare) Student Conference at Moulton College and got awarded 1st prize for the best oral presentation.

Future Plans
In summer 2016 I will start a yearlong internship at Kentucky Equine Research, which has been my absolute dream for the last few years. After completing the internship I hope to start an Equine Nutrition Masters at the University of Kentucky, which will hopefully help me pursue a lifelong international career in equine nutrition.