The wide range of modules and animal species covered in my courses when I was at NTU helped to confirm my desire to work in the agriculture sector.
More about Imogen
Imogen English studied our FdSc Animal Science at NTU and then progressed onto our BSc (Hons) Animal Biology course. After completing a MSc Livestock Science at Aberystwyth University, she then went on to work at the National Farmers Union.
More about Imogen's current job role
"My current job title is an Agricultural Policy Graduate Trainee at the National Farmer's Union. Although I have only been in this role for a few weeks, it is already apparent that no day is the same! My time here began with a two week induction where I was introduced to all the different departments throughout the NFU. I also learnt about all the different roles that everyone has in providing a wide range of services for the department.
"So far I have been out to a number of members' farms, have spent a day alongside the commercial partnerships team exploring the potential of a product for a partner deal for members and have now begun a variety of projects with different teams across the Food and Farming department.
How my degree helped me get where I am today and advice to future students
"The wide range of modules and animal species covered in my courses when I was at NTU helped to confirm my desire to work in the agriculture sector. It also provided me with the necessary background knowledge to carry out my Masters degree in livestock science. NTU also provided me with a number of good contacts and experiences through lecturers, various field trips, and guest lectures with experts in their respective fields.
"I would encourage students to take every opportunity they're given and have the confidence to apply for anything you think you would find interesting - you never know unless you try! Make use of any presentations or group work, and subsequent feedback that you are required to do; they are great practice for assessment centres, interviews and future jobs. Additionally it's important to remember that you never stop learning, so don't be afraid to ask questions."