View Full Version : Opinions on Writtle and Warwickshire college?
4th Apr 2005, 07:36 PM
I've applied to do Equine Business Management courses at Writtle and Warwick, the only thing is I havent been to visit either college.
I have to make my final decision for which two unis that I want to go to. I have made my first choice but cant decide between these two because I dont really know much about either.
So I was just wondering what peoples opinions were on these two colleges, bad or good, to help me make my mind up :)
4th Apr 2005, 11:28 PM
I've known several people go to Writtle, all with excellent reports on it.
Writtle itself is a nice place.
5th Apr 2005, 10:08 AM
My friend is coming to the end of her 4yr course at Writtle also doing Equine Business Management, she has loved every minute of it although she is feeling the pressure now, she has her Dissertation to do, lots of hours working well she it suppose to be!
5th Apr 2005, 10:57 AM
I've applied to Warwickshire for Equine and Business Management too... but I also applied to Hartpury and that's going to be my first choice. I thought Warwickshire was a good place, nice and small and college-y, but it was a bit too further education for me (there are loads of FE students and far less HEs). Also, when I was looking round the yard, I was NOT impressed, as there was a BSJA competition going on (when you'd expect the yard to be nice and tidy and presentable), but there was actually BROKEN GLASS in TWO places on the yard, and there were stable tools lying on the floor by their hooks! So I was a bit unhappy about that! But putting that aside, they are very friendly they do have some nice facilities, such as the farriery unit and the ex-Olympic treadmill, and also in the library they have a massive section that holds all the BHS's books for them... great reference material I'm sure.
So what's your other choice?
5th Apr 2005, 02:15 PM
Thanks for the replies! :) I think I will probably choose Writtle, but I will think it over for another while first, I keep changing my mind!
RachelBRaz: My other choice is Equine Management at Enniskillen College (which is in N. Ireland). It's an HND course so there is no dissertation which I dread the thoughts of!
5th Apr 2005, 02:43 PM
I was thinking of applying to writtle college as its 10mins up the road from our house in england. Its nice there, i know a handfull of people who go there and they all really like it there.
and the advantage: if your into music festivals, the V festivals take place at hylands park in August and that it just up the road pretty much from the college...10min walk or so. ;)
5th Apr 2005, 02:44 PM
I went to Writtle but graduated in 1999 so was a few years ago now. I did the Equine degree and really enjoyed my time there. The area is nice as is the college so I can definitely recommend it. I think it is smaller than Warwickshire (although that might not be the case anymore) so depends what you like.
Best of luck.
Fuzz and This
5th Apr 2005, 06:55 PM
i've applied to do the equine business management degree at writtle as well. writtle was really nice but i felt a bit out of place for some reason though there. i would recommend it. hadlow is going to be my first choice and writtle my second as hadlow is closer to home. good luck!
6th Apr 2005, 06:19 PM
Thanks everyone :) I like the sound of being just up the road from the V Festival! :D
Good luck Fuzz and This!
Does anybody know what the accommodation is like at either college, because i would have to be moving away from home :rolleyes:
7th Apr 2005, 06:26 PM
im applying to writtle next year to do exactly the same course in 2006 :)
11th Apr 2005, 03:36 PM
The accommodation on-site at Writtle was great fun and really friendly - I had a fantastic time. I stayed in 'Tabor' which was the newest when I went but I believe there have been new ones built since.
Feel free to pm me if you want any more info on the college or life there in general.
11th Apr 2005, 03:39 PM
I have a few questions
On some of the courses, there are modules that you have to take, and some you can choose to take. How many of these 'optional' modules can you take?
Also (not that i am just going there to ride) how often do you get riding and horse care lessons if you take the equitation and care modules? :)
11th Apr 2005, 05:03 PM
It may well have changed quite a bit since I went there but when I
went, we did 4 modules a term and of these, one offered several options. So you'd have 3 compulsary and 1 where you had a certain amount of choice (i.e. teaching practise or breedstock management)
As for riding and horse care, we rode twice a week (1 x 1hr flat and 1 x 45 min jumping lesson) and these were followed by practical sessions which involved lungeing, clipping, feed theory etc. But I know they were planning to remove riding from the degree altogether so you might want to check that with the college to be sure you get the most up to date information.
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