The courses influenced my decision to keep within the canine industry, but more so, the biggest influence was working with lecturers who were passionate and experienced in the canine field. They were able to provide me with insights and experience alongside the course.
More about Hannah
“I have always loved animals and biology so when I found the BSc Animal Biology at NTU whilst studying animal management at college, I knew it would be perfect. It offered me a broad range of subject areas and I fell in love with the campus as it is absolutely beautiful!"
“As I started to find my passion, my personality and confidence grew with it and although I found the BSc challenging, it taught me to stick with things and keep going which I did. As an undergraduate the word ‘dissertation’ terrified me, but with the amazing staff support, I was able to pick a topic that I became really passionate about and enjoyed studying, followed with a great opportunity to publish my work."
"During my time on the BSc (Hons) Animal Biology course I enjoyed learning how to write/read in a way that suited the scientific industry. Whilst this really pushed me and proved difficult to start, it really developed my academic skills. I really enjoyed the opportunities to share lectures with other courses as broader thoughts and knowledge were spread."
"All of the lecturers were really knowledgeable and showed great passion in the subjects they were teaching. I personally found them approachable and provided both positive feedback but also constructive feedback to help with progression and development. Having built trust with the lecturers had a huge influence in my decision to stay with NTU."
“During undergraduate, I was lucky enough to take the opportunity of completing the International Certificate in Humane Education which really enhanced my NTU experience and I am now studying to become a Certified Humane Education Specialist alongside my masters."
"In terms of facilities, I mostly used the library which always made for a pleasant workspace. All the desks were spacious, and I had adequate space to work on the computer, whilst having various notebooks/textbooks out too. I always felt that the library was really light and airy, which helped with long hours of studying – even if I did get distracted looking out the windows!"
"I really enjoyed my MSc Animal Health and Welfare degree as the group numbers were significantly smaller than the BSc. This meant that a lot of the learning was more discussion based and personally, I gained a lot out of this style of learning. The smaller group numbers allowed the course to feel personal, with a huge level of support from fellow students and the lecturers. As I stayed with NTU to continue my study, it meant that the transition was really smooth and I could pick up my BSc Dissertation to further investigate it within my MSc whilst having the same tutors and resources to work with."
"I now work as Dog School Head Coach at Dogs Trust and I love educating dog owners about their dogs and providing up to date information to people regarding reward-based training. I love that I have an influence on the lives of owners of dogs and the dogs themselves and get a whole team who share the same ethics too!"
"The courses influenced my decision to keep within the canine industry, but more so, the biggest influence was working with lecturers who were passionate and experienced in the canine field. They were able to provide me with insights and experience alongside the course itself."
"My personal highlight was being able to publish my dissertations. It was tough work but a huge achievement and I learnt a lot through the experience and through the lecturers who supported!"