Angela Stansfield, HND Equine Studies, BSc Equine Science, MSc Equine Science

Subject Area Leader (Equine H.E), Hartpury College, now Curriculum Co-ordinator, RISE (Learning Network), The Innovation Centre, Ebbw Vale, South Wales.

"While at Hartpury I was responsible for the smooth running of the equine higher education programmes (undergraduate).  The role involved: line management responsibilities, teaching, course administration, the Quality and Audit of course material both for teaching and student use as well as looking to maintain programmes that are both scientific and applicable to aid the employment of graduates.

I now work for a learning Network that covers five counties across SE Wales. My role is to gather together and coordinate communication between all the learning providers (Universities, Colleges and secondary schools) in order to develop collaborative curriculum.

I loved my time at Aberystwyth, I did not want to leave.  My courses were interesting and pitched at the correct level for the stages I was at in my life.  I found employment immediately on completion of them. 

The courses I studied gave me a wide range of knowledge as well as good life skills.  I was a mature student when I went into education which helped me but college life and the courses I studied gave me a good base of knowledge and confidence to then go out into the workplace."