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Discover Your Path: Studying Bioveterinary Science at Bishop Burton College

11 Aug 2023 |

A passion for animals and ambition to make a difference in their health and well-being can take you further than you think. For those dreaming of a career that combines scientific knowledge with practical, hands-on experience, University Centre Bishop Burton's (UCBB) Bioveterinary Science degree programme might just be the perfect option for you.

Read on to find out how former student Lucy Cox was able to follow her passion on a journey of personal growth and transform it into professional success.

Lucy Cox's UCBB Story:

Securing a place on the BSc Bioveterinary Science for Lucy was a massive achievement. The chance to study a subject in which she had a deep interest was incredibly exciting, and she threw herself into her studies. She found a vibrant and engaging environment which allowed her to flourish both personally and academically.

“Firstly, what I enjoyed most about UCBB was the facilities they had to offer,” Lucy says. “As someone who loves to learn in a more practical way, I found it stimulating to be able to apply the knowledge I learnt in lectures to the animals on the unit. And not only are the facilities amazing but the lecturers had such a depth of knowledge in their field; I felt lucky to have learnt from such experienced tutors.

Secondly, the UCBB community is exceptional in its support for young adults to develop independently while respecting their need for personal growth. This community has a unique understanding of the importance of cultivating individuality.”

Advice to Future Students:

Starting out a new course can feel daunting. For prospective degree students, Lucy offers some key advice:

“My best piece of advice would be to make the most out of your time at UCBB. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it, whether it's from your tutors, classmates or extra support facilities, the access to free academic support really helped me to begin gaining the higher grades in my work.

Finally, stay organized, and manage your time effectively, but always remember to have fun, enjoy your time at this wonderful institution and make unforgettable friends and memories for life.”

We’re proud to offer a range of accessible support for our students to help make their experience with us the best it can be.

Lucy's Success Story:

After graduating with an impressive 2:1 Bachelor of Science, Lucy found herself with numerous career options to explore.

With a solid bank of knowledge and experience behind her, she decided to embark on an unexpected but exciting journey into the agri-food industry. Lucy is now part of the General Graduate Scheme at Cranswick Country Foods, one of the leading food producers in the UK.

Lucy explains her decision:

“It was apparent to me the number of options that was available to myself after studying a degree that covered multiple areas in one. I could take a more scientific route, looking at animal science, an agricultural route, into agri-sciences or one more surprising to myself a route into the agri-food industry which I feel combines the above options into one exciting route very well.

As a part of Cranswick's graduate scheme, I am developing my skills and competencies to become a future leader in the food industry. The scheme is tailored for individuals who have a passion for the industry and aims to accelerate our career progression within the company. It's a great opportunity to gain real-world experience while learning from some of the best professionals in the field. I am excited to continue my journey with Cranswick and contribute to the growing success of the business.”

Embark on Your Journey:

Are you ready to follow in Lucy's footsteps and pursue a rewarding career in animal sciences and beyond? The BSc Bioveterinary Science offers an unmatched blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, providing you with a firm foundation to excel in various industries.

Discover your potential at Bishop Burton College, where you will be supported, inspired, and empowered to shape a bright and successful future in the world of bioveterinary sciences. Apply today and see where your educational journey will lead you in the world of animal health and beyond.

Learn more about our BSc Bioveterinary Science degree here.

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