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Degree students present research at national conference

Friday 10 May

University Centre Myerscough equine and animal studies degree students attended the annual Alltech-Hartpury Conference this week.

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The conference is aimed at Higher Education students, providing an opportunity to experience writing and submitting research, going through the review and revisions process, through to delivering a theatre presentation to a full conference audience or producing a scientific poster to present.

The event allows students to present primarily to other students. Student and staff delegates representing colleges and universities from the UK, present oral and poster presentations covering a vast range of topics, and in addition, a range of keynote speakers from both a scientific and industry background offer their experience, and guidance.

A number of Myerscough students proudly presented their research, including Luke Ashcroft and Josh Wright on using positive reinforcement and habituation methods for training donkeys to load into a trailer; Rosalie Hobson presenting her poster on education sessions and racing and equine student’s perception of the sport; and Charlotte Hodgetts presenting on her project orally on cooling methods of horses in British Eventing.

Myerscough Alumni Dr. Heather Cameron-Whytock was also in attendance at the event to present her research on eventing falls and risk factors in British Eventing as a keynote speaker.