Want to advertise your business or organisation here?

More women are agriculture students at Aberystwyth University for the first time

By Bobby Kelly, Independent Journalist. Last edited: 11:50am 15/10/2021.

More women are agriculture students at Aberystwyth University for the first time in the institution’s history.

Agriculture in the UK remains a largely male dominated industry, but the proportion of female farmers is increasing.

Aberystwyth University first broke new ground last year when a record number of women started Agriculture courses there.

20 years old Aberystwyth University agriculture student Anaïs Bunyan from Luton said:

“Farming is not in my family, but I’ve always grown up with a love for animals; my parents always told me the importance of respecting animals and the world around us.”

Student Anaïs Bunyan Continued…

“Seeing so many other women on my course, and women holding lectures and classes, is so empowering and definitely feels like a step in the right direction for the agricultural industry.”

Dr Pip Nicholas-Davies Lecturer in Livestock Production and current head of the Agriculture teaching group at Aberystwyth University said:

“This is an important milestone for us. It’s fantastic to see so many more young women studying Agriculture in Aberystwyth who have a real enthusiasm for food, farming and the environment and who will no doubt go on to make a significant impact on the wider sector in their chosen careers.

“A degree in Agriculture from Aberystwyth provides these women with a broad skills base in business and environmental management, animal nutrition, agronomy, soil science, systems analysis and research and the career opportunities this opens up to them is limitless.”

Want to advertise your business or organisation here?

Anais Bunyan

Want to advertise your business or organisation here?

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *