Ellen Gibson

Qualification & subject:
Undergraduate BSc (Hons) Agriculture
PhD student

I previously didn’t enjoy academia, but when I came to Hartpury I found my passion for farm animal welfare, research and the agri-food sector. I pushed myself and strived to achieve my goals, now I’m studying a PhD.

My Hartpury experience

I first came to Hartpury to study for an undergraduate degree in Agriculture. My degree was life-changing. I had no idea I’d achieve so much. I was able to graduate with so much great knowledge about a whole range of agricultural areas that I never knew even existed – that’s all thanks to the great lecturers.

For my PhD research, I'm exploring the dairy industry, producers and consumers which is the first of its kind. I’m going to become an expert in this emerging area and that’s incredibly exciting. I have the opportunity to teach new students from my experiences and that’s incredibly rewarding.

Coming back to Hartpury for my PhD was the best decision for my career.

My next step

I would love to run my own business, helping the agricultural industry to bridge the connection with their customers. There’s scope to improve sustainability and animal welfare with smaller enterprises, which is something I’m passionate about.

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