Amy Holtby

Profile

Amy Holtby

Programme

BSc (Hons) Equine Management

Employment

Laboratory Technician at Equinome in Dublin, Ireland

My RAU experience

I chose to study BSc (Hons) Equine Management at the RAU due to its highly credible reputation and welcoming and exciting atmosphere. The University presents a unique opportunity to study high quality and modern degree programmes set in inspiring surroundings.

The course prepared me well for a career in the equine industry, combining business, finance, and marketing modules with more specific equine anatomy and physiology topics. I particularly enjoyed the external input from industry figures, and trips to successful equine operations, as well as the chance to go on a study tour to Ireland.

I have always been interested in equine genetics, so I was thrilled to be able to visit Equinome, a world-leading equine genomics company, whilst on the Ireland study tour. The 20-week work placement in the second year gave me the chance to apply my skills and knowledge to a role within the company, whilst making valuable contacts.

 I have no doubt that the expertise I gained during my time at Cirencester have kick-started my career

What I gained from the RAU 

The RAU provided me with a high-quality and broad, yet industry-specific education which I have great confidence in. I moved to Dublin to begin my job as a Laboratory Technician at Equinome just a week after the completion of my degree. I have no doubt that the expertise I gained during my time at Cirencester have kick-started my career in Ireland, the home of the Thoroughbred.