Reaseheath opened doors to a new career for Lucy Atkins when in 2007 she enrolled as a mature entry student on our BSc (Hons) Equine Science degree. Lucy’s career up until this point had been in Family Support but a life-long interest in animals, particularly horses, prompted her decision.
On successfully completing her degree with First Class Honours, Lucy worked for a specialist claims management company in equine insurance before landing a job with the University of Liverpool in their Veterinary Postgraduate Unit.
Lucy’s current role involves supporting the Veterinary Postgraduate Programmes Coordinators and Administrators in the production and delivery of online modules for all postgraduate taught students
within the unit.
In addition, Lucy supports the Postgraduate Diploma/MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy Programme
by coordinating all clinical placements and provides technical support during Residential Schools including the recruitment and handling of animals for Veterinary Physiotherapy training.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Reaseheath. I always felt fully supported by the lecturers particularly as I had returned to Higher Education as a mature student. The modules were very interesting and challenging and gave me the knowledge that I needed to change my career path.
I particularly enjoyed the research year where I was able to study in depth a condition that had affected my own horse.
Current job: Veterinary Postgraduate Programmes Support, University of Liverpool (Leahurst)