I studied BSc (Hons) Agriculture at the Royal Agricultural University (2013 – 2016). I chose agriculture for a number reasons:
- It incorporated subjects of interest to me during my A levels, chemistry, biology and geography
- It represented a broad topic that was open to various specialisations and, having observed others that had studied agriculture, it became clear they had interesting and varied careers.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the RAU. The three year course broadened my understanding of the various element of agriculture, and the option to select electives in my third year enabled me to specialise in subjects I found most interesting. Additionally, the placement in my second year enabled me to work on a large scale mixed farm on the slopes of Mt Kenya, which has led to multiple return visits.
The RAU has equipped me with a sound knowledge of food production and farm business management, as well as instilling practical skills.
Following the completion of my BSc, I went on to study an MBA in Advanced Farm Management at the RAU, with the ambition to hone my business and administration knowledge and competency.
The RAU has equipped me with a sound knowledge of food production and farm business management, as well as instilling practical skills. Furthermore, throughout my time at the RAU I have forged friendships with many enthusiastic young agriculturalists entering the sector, providing a broad contact base for the future.
Drawing to the end of my Masters, I am looking forward to commencing employment as a graduate farming consultant in Cambridge. My career aspirations are to continue learning and developing as much as possible, with the aim to become a valued professional in the agricultural sector.