Discussing vet nursing as a potential career option with students

Careers event helps prepare students for next steps

The animal management department have been equipping students for their next steps by hosting a careers event on campus.

On the 5th June, employers such as PDSA, Dogs Trust, Global Support Services and Pets at Home to name a few, gave up their own time coming from various areas, including Colchester, to visit the department and talk to our students about their potential career options. A total of 19 employers participated in this event, which ran throughout the day.

 

The Dogs Trust ready to share careers advice

The Dogs Trust ready to share careers advice

The event provided students with invaluable advice and guidance on a diverse range of relevant industries and proved a great opportunity to network with local and national employers.

As a result of the success of this year’s event, we hope to have secured a number of additional employers to work with the department through our employer mentor programme, fantastic news for our student groups!

Discussing vet nursing as a potential career option with students

Discussing vet nursing as a potential career option with students

All of the employers had positive comments about the event and mentioned that they really enjoyed sharing their tips and advice with students. Feedback from students was also been extremely positive, all saying that they found the event very useful.

Students get a taste of army careers prospects

Students get a taste of army careers prospects

It was also great to welcome back former student, Tony Haskell, who represented Cheshire East Council on the day. Tony shared his career progress with students and explained how he is now an Apprentice Environmental Health Technical Officer with Cheshire East.

Overall, the event was a huge success for all involved!.

Danny Willan

Animal Management, Lecturer/Course Manager

Katie Acutt Above & Beyond Awards square

Lecturer goes above and beyond for students

Reaseeath HE lecturer Katie Acutt, University of Chester's Above and Beyond Award finalist

Reaseeath HE lecturer Katie Acutt, University of Chester’s Above and Beyond Award finalist

Reaseheath Higher Education (HE) lecturer, Katie Acutt, has been recognised for her excellent teaching and support skills at a recent awards evening.

Katie was nominated in University of Chester’s annual Above and Beyond Awards, which recognises excellent teaching and support services.

Short-listed for the ‘Most Inspirational Lecturer’ award, Katie was one of only five finalists out of 134 other nominees in this category. She joined other fellow finalists nominated for various other accolades at a showcase evening, held at the University of Chester on Tuesday 9th June.

All Above and Beyond Award categories were voted for entirely by students and this is the first time that a member of our HE faculty has been short-listed.

Said  Kizzy Beaumont, Reaseheath HE lecturer and Course Manager: “The event was very successful and was a pleasure to witness students’ appreciation of staff commitment and dedication towards student success. This nomination is a credit to Katie’s support and commitment to students and the success of the newly established HE Faculty.”

The Above and Beyond Awards are hosted in conjunction with University of Chester’s Student Union and has been running since 2013.

One Foundation Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare student commented: “Katie is a brilliant lecturer and a great tutor. She continuously goes above and beyond to aid her students with their work. If you need help Katie is the one to turn to!”