My journey so far
I had my undergraduate dissertation research about the behaviour and welfare of laboratory animals accepted for publication within a scientific journal. This research was also then presented at an international conference and I got the chance to present it myself at a research seminar, which is all great for my CV.
How Hartpury University helped me to get there
The open nature of the assignments allowed me to perform research into the topics where my key interests lie and the academic team at Hartpury University deserve an award for their willingness to go the extra mile. My dissertation supervisor worked with me as the co-author in developing my dissertation project into a full-length scientific journal article, meaning that one of my life goals of becoming a published author has been achieved. Now my career ambition of being a Higher Education or Further Education academic tutor has shifted from being a ‘career dream’ to a ‘career goal’.