My RAU experience
I chose to study Rural Land Management at the Royal Agricultural University because the three year structure, and the opportunity to complete a sandwich placement, appealed to me. I felt that the subjects studied offered a good balance of theoretical learning and practical farm walks and estate visits, which worked well. I particularly enjoyed the second and third years, where the principles you’ve learnt in your first year are applied to practical situations.
My time at the RAU provided me with the knowledge, experience and contacts needed to secure a job.
What I gained from the RAU
My time at the RAU provided me with the knowledge, experience and contacts needed to secure a job within the property sector. Since leaving the RAU, I have joined Butler Sherborn in Cirencester and passed both my RICS and CAAV exams to become an RICS Registered Valuer. I am now Head of the Equestrian Department which means that my daily work is hugely varied, and includes sales, purchases, professional work, landlord and tenant communication, and valuations.
Alongside work, I compete in equestrian events across the UK and abroad. This level of involvement in the equestrian world helps me deliver practical advice to clients, and provides me with a great number of contacts.