Lucy Saunders, Graduate

Profile

Lucy Saunders

Programme

BSc (Hons) International Equine and Agricultural Business Management

My RAU experience

I chose this course because it was important for me to study something I have a genuine interest in. I wanted to fuse my love of equestrianism (racing in particular) and agriculture with practical and relevant business knowledge to increase my earning potential. This course, unlike many others I looked at, met those needs exactly.

What I gained from the RAU

Now having done the course, I cannot emphasise enough how valuable the study trips to Kentucky and Europe were, combined with domestic visits and opportunities to make contacts within organisations such as Weatherbys, Manton Estates, KBIS and many more.

I simply would not have this job had I not been able to gain experience and prove myself during the work placement element of the course.

Higher still, I value the work placement; which for me led to a job offer after graduation. With the graduate employment market being so competitive, this provided experience and opportunities for me and a number of my classmates to gain a competitive advantage. Now I’m a Business Development Executive for Jockey Club Estates’ private members’ club in Newmarket. I simply would not have this job had I not been able to gain experience and prove myself during the work placement element of the course.

I have just re-entered education to study for a part-time Diploma in Professional Marketing. I had a fantastic time at the RAU and made some great friends, I still miss the lifestyle now!