Student Council






The BSAS Student Council is your voice within the British Society of Animal Science.

Run by students for students, the BSAS Student Council helps you to get the best from the society, helping prepare you for a career in animal science and its related fields.

Free to join for student members of BSAS, the BSAS Student Council provides members with:

⦿ Access to exclusive grants and prizes
⦿ Free and discounted training courses and workshops
⦿ Networking and mentoring opportunities
⦿ Jobs news and careers fairs
⦿ Graduate, PhD and Masters opportunities

If you’d like more information or to get involved, get in touch with any of the council members:

Who we are

Chairperson: Jamie McFadzean 

Where are you studying? Rothamsted Research & University of Exeter

What are you studying?  My PhD project looks at Characterising microbial cycling within sustainable pasture based beef and sheep systems, identifying stakeholder interventions which benefit production and public health.

What have you gained from BSAS? BSAS has a real focus on its student and early career members, delivering training, funding opportunities and meaningful networking. Being part of the Student Council has allowed me to develop strong collaborations with other students and researchers who I wouldn't have had contact with otherwise.

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Deputy Chair: Katie McDermott        

Where are you studying? Leeds University
What are you studying? :  I am interested in the role of the rumen bacterial community in efficient digestion of fibre. What makes one animal from a herd more efficient than another on the same diet? 
What have you gained from BSAS? BSAS has provided me with a network to meet like-minded students and academics from outside of my institution and build working relationships. The Society runs many student focused events throughout the year that provide excellent training, learning and networking opportunities.

Other council members:
Alexandra Tonks - Reading University 
Anna Sinclair - SRUC 
Bethan Till* - Harper Adams 
Emily McGovern - Teagasc
Emily Nixon - Bristol University 
Fanny Pandolfi* - Newcastle University 
Kym Griffin - Nottingham Trent 
Lauren Dey - Writtle University College 
Maithe Rocha - Aberystwyth University 
Philippa Botting - Nottingham University 
Zoe Willis - Warwick University