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Online Graduate Profile Bryony Carling 15/08/2017  
Name: Bryony Carling

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quote: [NTU truly shaped who I am. I have become much more confident when meeting new people and I feel a lot more focused about my future now than I ever have.]

Course: BSc Hons Wildlife Conservation
Year: 2017
Job title: Researcher
Employer: Nottingham Trent University

Current role?
I am currently working on a research project that is aiming to unveil whether carabids can be used as ecological indicators between sites of different ecological status, during the dry phase of temporary rivers.

Typical day?
Working in the lab, identifying different species that have been collected via handsearch/pitfall trap, while also working on the manuscript for the project.

Career developments?
Since leaving NTU, opportunities seem to be opening up for me. I have been trained to conduct MoRPh surveys and also been offered the chance to further my education.

Challenges?
It is always challenging starting a project that you originally didn't have much knowledge on to begin with. I've found though that the people I work with have been extremely helpful and that if you put in the effort and your employer can see that, then they will appreciate your efforts that much more.

Your NTU experience?
NTU truly shaped who I am. I have become much more confident when meeting new people and I feel a lot more focused about my future now than I ever have. I learned over the past three years what I like and don't like academically, and that's really helped me decide what to do now I've graduated.

Advice for others?
Enjoy it. University goes quicker then you think. I'd also say put yourself out there and talk to people, and do things that scare you because that is the best way to grow.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
Brackenhurst was the best campus I could have asked for. The staff are incredible as they genuinely care about you and try to make sure you get the results you deserve.

Career highlights?
My highlight so far has definitely been achieving my 1st class (Hons) in my degree, as well as going straight into a short research placement. I feel like I have got some really great experience under my belt now and I know it will help me so much more to get into the career I want.

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
I took advice from my supervisors and my family. As long as you have a good support network I think it is that much easier to get where you want to be in life.

Plans for the future?
Right now i'm hoping to get a couple of things published for journal articles. I then have to make the decision on whether to start working or go into a PhD.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryony-carling-50a8b7142/
Online Graduate Profile Jessica L Spalding 15/08/2017  
Name: Jess Spalding

quote: [I felt like my lecturers bent over backwards to help me at times when they really didn't have to!]

Course: MRes Equine Sport Science
Year: 2015
Job title: Veterinary Physiotherapist
Employer: Self employed

Current role?
I am a self employed veterinary physiotherapist specialising in sport performance in competition horses. This involves treating up to 7 horses a day and attending veterinary clinics for referrals and attending international events such as Bramham, Burghley, Blenheim and Badminton horse trials and Bolesworth international. I work alongside international riders, trainers vets and owners to achieve the horse and riders hails in competition. I also take on rehabilitation liveries requiring daily or regular physiotherapy.

Although I mainly work with horses, I also treat dogs, cats, rabbits, cattle and sheep and even tortoises! I particularly enjoy working with paralysed or neurological dogs and cats returning them to full function. This work is really rewarding.

Typical day?
I generally start at around 7am with my first horse and see up to 7 horses a day. I spend around 2 hours with each horse and perform extensive gait assessments, palpation, manual techniques, manipulations, mobilisations and prescribe exercise programmes to achieve results.

I am also one of the countries leading practitioners in electrotherapy development working alongside chartered scientists developing lasers for wound healing and management. I am currently conducting a study on the effect of blue and ultraviolet laser on managing mud fever and developing new laser diodes heada for other physiotherapists.

Career developments?
I completed my training as a veterinary physiotherapist and have been in business as a self employed practitioner for a year. I think I am a rather unique physio thanks to my studies at NTU. I work heavily in sports performance and exercise physiology with several elite riders and trainers and am developing clinical devices for Physiotherapy with chartered scientists. Thanks to NTU and the knowledge I developed during my studies I have been able to travel the world working in Kentucky with racehorses, the Netherlands with dressage horses and Ireland with international showjumpers. I regularly attend international events working alongside the world class programme's veterinary surgeons and regularly lecture and provide placements for veterinary Physiotherapy students for Nottingham Vet School, Middlesex University and Writtle College. My time at Nottingham enabled me to build a vast network of contacts who I am regularly in contact with worldwide who I work with and train with.

Challenges?
Setting up my own business has certainly been a challenge! I have done everything myself including coding and building my own website, brand design, product supply network and obviously building a client base, but compared to some of my vet physio classmates I have had a much smoother start - I had already built many contacts through my studies and travelling, so I already had several clients waiting for me to qualify.

Your NTU experience?
I was particularly impressed with the staff and the academic environment and attitude towards learning. I found this much better than my previous university where I had studied as an undergraduate and have tried to take many of the positive aspects of my time at NTU in to my own teaching. The enthusiasm and motivation that my own lecturers had had when I was a student really inspired me to go out there and make things happen!

Advice for others?
Talk to people and be brave! You never know who you might meet and end up working for! And also never stop learning- I always want to learn something new.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
Extremely friendly and supportive. I felt like my lecturers bent over backwards to help me at times when they really didn't have to!

Career highlights?
Having my first amateur client qualify for Burghley horse trials has been the highlight for me. I have worked with the horse since he was an unbroken 4 year old so it has been very special!

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
Some very good lecturers, vets and trainers I have been fortunate enough to work with. I learnt that when someone is passionate about what they are teaching that he students often develop the same passion for the subject. This drive me to develop ways to make the diffcukt and mundane topics interesting for the physio students.

Plans for the future?
I am currently building my own purpose built rehabilitation yard alongside my stud to take on more rehabilitation clients in a safe state of the art centre. My own personal goal is to aim to become a team physio at some point in my career.

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jessica-spalding-a98520a4
Online Graduate Profile Ashleigh K Bell 11/08/2017  
Name: Ashleigh Bell
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quote: [100% I couldn't have had a better experience with better people and lecturers.]

Course: BSc Hons Zoo Biology
Year: 2016
Job title: Zoo Keeper/ Animal Trainer
Employer: Chessington Zoo (Chessington World Of Adventures)

Current role?
Animal keeping and training across three of the Zoo's sections - Birds, Reptiles and Display Mammals. Interacting with Zoo visitors during public shows, animal experiences and meet and greets.

Typical day?
Caring for approximately 40 different species across my three sections. Training the sections range of species used in the Zoo's twice daily animal shows.

Career developments?
My current position is my second in a BIAZA accredited instuition in the past 14 months since leaving Nottingham Trent. Having spent time working as a zoo educator and volunteering as an animal trainer, I realised the next stage in my development was to pursue a paid position as an animal trainer, hence I moved on from my first job to my current position at Chessington Zoo.

Challenges?
It was a big challenge gaining the training experience I needed to obtain my current position whilst working in a zoo full time. However I persevered, often working a 7 day week, and it payed off as after only 10 months I was able to secure my full time position as an animal trainer.

Your NTU experience?
It has made me a more independent and confident individual, which has been fundamental when settling into a new working environment and interacting with a range of people on a daily basis.

Advice for others?
Things happen for a reason. So even if it seems you're in the wrong job or you're not moving towards your goal, stick with it. In my experience it usually works out in the end.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
100% I couldn't have had a better experience with better people and lecturers.

Career highlights?
I have had many amazing opportunities so far but one of the best without doubt is having the opportunity to interact and work with sea lions in the water during public displays.

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
So far it has come from both my university lecturers and the amazing animal trainers from a range of institutions I have been fortunate enough to work with.

Plans for the future?
To continue to develop and improve as an animal trainer and therefore use my skills to be a better conservation educator.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashleigh-bell-b20725109/
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