The Equine Science course has a bit of something for everyone, and such a great range of modules and teaching staff. I love the environment at Brackenhurst; it’s such a lovely setting to study in.
More about Adam
Adam's time at NTU
“I chose to study BSc Equine Sports Science because I had completed the Extended National Diploma in Horse Management (now Level 3 Extended Diploma in Equine Management) and wanted to progress on to higher education. The option to stay on at Brackenhurst was perfect for me.
“The Equine Sports Science course has a bit of something for everyone, and such a great range of modules and teaching staff. I love the environment at Brackenhurst; it’s such a lovely setting to study in.
“The course is so broad, and covers a range of topic areas, meaning there is something for everyone. Its very science based and covers a lot of the theory and science aspects. It also has practical aspects, so combines classroom work with hands on experience.
“The course leaders encourage a lot of research in relevant areas, and always offer chances to join in, or inspire you to think out of the box and consider them for yourself. You also get the opportunity to do a lot of work in the labs, which is really interesting and valuable.
“I enjoy all the elements of the course, but everyone has favourites! Mine are Health and Husbandry, which you study in the first year and I am currently enjoying Research and Experimental Design. I am also looking forward to the Equine Global Industry module which starts in my final year.”
What Adam has been up to since graduating
"After graduating from the BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Science, I took on a full time position at Felley Priory Stud (a thoroughbred racing stud)- somewhere I was working part-time during my studies.
"The role was exciting and hands-on with no two days the same. It was an incredibly rewarding position managing broodmares and youngstock, watching their progression, and preparing horses for sales such as Tattersalls.
"I have always wanted to teach, and I am now currently studying towards this career dream by completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Education through Nottingham Trent University. I am undertaking my placement at Brackenhurst teaching on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Equine Management.
"This was a massive leap of faith, but totally worth it. I love every minute and have every ambition to teach within Further Education in the future.
"Alongside this study I am working towards my British Horse Society exams, with the aim to be able to coach freelance, another passion which has been fully supported by NTU along the way.
"Looking towards the future I would love to put my degree to good use and either teach Horse Management, or head into a graduate scheme in business management or marketing, and broaden my skill base further.
"Either route would be amazing and a great use of my time in education. I'm looking forward to working towards my career goals, and will always keep in touch with my home from home, Brackenhurst."