What my job involves
I was lucky enough to get the chance to go back to my home city of Oslo after getting my dream teaching job at an equine and agricultural school for students aged 16 to 19. I essentially teach them everything that I learnt at Hartpury University! I teach equine husbandry, behaviour and anatomy and physiology in practical and theory lessons.
Why Hartpury University?
I’ve always known I wanted to be in the equine industry but after attending college I wasn’t sure what to do. I knew that I wanted to stay in education and when I found Hartpury University, it was a perfect fit because I could spend every day doing something I love while getting a degree. I found out about Hartpury University at an educational fair back home in Norway and it immediately caught my interest. Then I visited at an open day before I applied and I loved it! The equine industry is huge in the UK and there was so much more to learn about and so many more opportunities over here. My decision paid off and I was so proud to be awarded the prize for the BSc (Hons) Equestrian Sports Science student at graduation!
How did Hartpury University help you into your career?
Hartpury University has opened my eyes to how many different ways there are to look at and learn things and I think it’s really important to be able to pass that on to young people back in Norway who are interested in the equine industry. It will be great for them to learn that there are many different approaches and different career paths you can follow all over the world. I was given plenty of opportunities to learn during my time at Hartpury University. I even got the chance to present at the International Society of Equitation Science conference in Canada, which was an amazing experience. I was a global guide too, helping other international students to feel at home, and I was the student representative for my course.