Study opportunities and careers in land-based subjects with Royal Agricultural University
09 June 2020 at 09:30
This webinar is hosted by Jon Cheek, the Founder and Director of UniTasterDays. Guidance is provided for students to help them make good choices when considering university. The guest speaker for this event is Sarah Care, the Student Recruitment and Outreach Officer at the Royal Agricultural University. Study opportunities and careers in land-based subjects
Sarah describes what the land-based sector is and the different areas which are a part of it such as agriculture, animal health & welfare, equine, the environment and land management.
There are a wide range of pathways to undertake if you are interested in this sector, something which is touched upon in this session. Even within the five main areas outlined above, there is a variety of courses on offer at university and Sarah goes into detail about the types of courses you can study within each area.
She goes on to explain what the course modules include, the types of courses that give you the chance to specialise and what these courses are like to study on a day-to-day basis.
Land-based courses are often vocational, including work placements and practical elements which gives you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience. Sarah explains the varied styles of teaching ranging from lectures to lab projects and the different ways you are assessed. She explores the different careers you can get into with a land-based degree and shares useful resources to find out more about the vocation which interests you. Finally, Sarah shares her top tips for choosing the right university and the requirements for land-based degrees. Session summary from Rubaya Zaman, a final year English Literature student at the University of Birmingham.
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The live event is for post 16-students. Those aged 15 or under will have access to the event recordings which will be provided on this page as well, after the event.
Of course teachers, careers colleagues and support staff are very welcome to attend as well - for their own CPD purposes.