My favourite part of the course has been hearing from guest lecturers. It is always good to hear advice from someone who is experienced in the industry.
More about Aleksandra
Aleksandra's time at NTU
“The BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Science course teaches you about almost every aspect of the equine industry. Throughout the course, I have had a lot of practical sessions and work with the horses on the yard, which has complemented my lectures.
“My favourite part of the course has been hearing from guest lecturers. It is always good to hear advice from someone who is experienced in the industry.
“During my course I did a year-long placement at Rood and Riddle Equine hospital in Kentucky, USA. I worked as an equine vet nurse and I absolutely loved it. It motivated me a lot for my final year and it gave me the opportunity to bring skills into practice that I had learnt on my course."
After graduating from our BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Science course, Aleksandra went on to work for Newmarket Equine Hospital. She tells us a little more about her role and how she got there.
Aleksandra's current job role
"Since graduating from NTU I now work as a Veterinary Technician at Newmarket Equine Hospital. I work mainly with the ambulatory team of the hospital.
"My job involves working with a lot of racehorse and stud veterinarians, sport and leisure horses. Most of my days at work are completely different; there is usually a lot of x-raying, scanning, trot ups, injections, scoping, castrations, vet checks etc.
How my degree helped me get where I am today and advice to future students
"When I was at NTU I tried to use every opportunity I had to go somewhere new and experience different parts of the equine industry. I did a lot of placements, paid and unpaid including being a groom and rider in Holland for two weeks, working as a vet nurse in America for a year, a groom for one of the best riders in the UK and also had experience as a rider in Bulgaria.
"All of this really helped me chose which part of the industry I was most interested in and what I wanted to do with my degree after I graduated. The high level of teaching and the variety of practicals that I had throughout my studies at NTU helped me secure most of the placements and made me feel more comfortable in the field.
"My advice to future students is to do what you can and use what you have. Explore more and experience as much as you can while you're at university so you can find exactly what you like."