Taster Of Life At Askham Bryan College

On Tuesday 15th June, 33 students from East Durham College’s Houghall Campus went for a Higher Education taster day at Askham Bryan College in York.

Their visit was funded by a VETNET (A National Network of Veterinary Schools, University & Colleges) project set up to encourage students on vocational courses to progress their education further.

During their visit the students received information about higher education opportunities at Askham Bryan, had a tour and got an opportunity to see the facilities and accommodation - as well as taking part in theory and practical taster lectures.

Laura Hogan, a Personal Tutor at East Durham College, said: “My students all enjoyed the day and I think a few will be applying to Askham Bryan in the Autumn term.

“It was also great to see the Askham Bryan students working so hard and demonstrating the pride they have in their yard and horses. Thank you to everyone for making such an effort and making us feel so welcome.”

One of the activities the students took part in was painting muscles onto a horse (Kelly), this gave the equine students a great opportunity to visualise how the muscles worked in pairs.

Jo Richards, H.E. Progression Coordinator at Askham Bryan, added: “We are planning to run more of these taster days in Equine, Animal Management and Agriculture. It really is a good opportunity to foster links and offers students a wonderful chance to explore their options, see what Higher Education could offer them and overcome barriers to progression.”