Kerri Coffey

Kerri Coffey Inaugural Chair

Q: Where are you based for your degree? 

A: Harper Adams University  

Q: What area of animal science is your degree associated with? 

A: Agriculture 

Q: What animal(s) is your degree associated with? 

A: Cattle, sheep, poultry, and pigs  

Q: What do you hope to do following completion of your studies? 

A: I would love to have a career focused on animal welfare and knowledge exchange with farmers to improve practices.  

Q: What does being a member of the BSAS Undergraduate council mean for you? 

A: It has given me an excellent opportunity to develop skills and reach out to industry professionals and researchers to help me understand topics surrounding animal science to apply this knowledge to my assignments 

Isla Soutter

Isla Soutter Chair

Q: Where are you based for your degree? 

A: Harper Adams University. 

Q: What area of animal science is your degree associated with? 

A: Health & Disease, Production, Genetics and Nutrition. 

Q: What animals is your degree associated with? 

A: Farmed Livestock.  

Q: What do you hope to do following completion of your studies? 

A: I am soon to begin my placement position with McDonalds as part of their Progressive Young Farmer scheme, focusing into the poultry sector. I am very excited to learn the insights into a new sector of the agricultural industry. After completion of my placement and studies, I'd really like to work within the food supply chain; by contributing towards productive, innovative sustainable agriculture.  

Q: What does being a member of the BSAS Undergraduate council mean for you? 

A: Being a member of the UGC has allowed me to develop industry contacts across a broad scale. I have been privileged to have attended the last BSAS conference; that has excelled my knowledge and understanding of specific aspects within the industry, that has been very beneficial towards my studies.  

Jessica Langton

Jessica Langton Member

Q: Where are you based for your degree? 

A: The University of Nottingham studying BSc Animal Science 

Q: What area of animal science is your degree associated with? 

A: My degree covers a range of areas of Animal Science but the two pathways I have chosen to focus on include: Bioveterinary Sciences and Livestock Production 

Q: What animal(s) is your degree associated with? 

A: My degree covers all animals including companion, farm and exotics 

Q: What do you hope to do following completion of your studies? 

A: I'm hoping to go on to do a PHD focusing on bovine fertility and reproduction upon completion of my degree. I'm also interested in the Genus Graduates Programme 

Q: What does being a member of the BSAS Undergraduate council mean for you? 

A: I thoroughly enjoy being a member of the BSAS undergraduate council. It was amazing to be a part of the BSAS annual conference this year and I hope to use the undergraduate council to raise awareness of Animal Science and the career opportunities it presents. 

Mollie Kelly

Mollie Kelly Member

Q: Where are you based for your degree? 

A: I am based at Harper Adams University for my degree 

Q: What area of animal science is your degree associated with? 

A: My degree is Veterinary Bioscience, so i am very much associated with animal health and welfare, understanding animals on a cellular, internal, and external basis, from laboratory tests for identifying disease to external tests such as locomotion and body scoring tests.  

Q: What animal(s) is your degree associated with? 

A: My degree is associated with companion animals such as guinea pigs, cats and dogs and large animals such as sheep, pigs, equine, and cattle. 

Q: What do you hope to do following completion of your studies? 

A: Following my completion of studies I hope to begin studying Veterinary Medicine to become a veterinary surgeon. 

Q: What does being a member of the BSAS Undergraduate council mean for you? 

A: Being a member of the BSAS undergraduate council means I am at the forefront of animal sciences, learning new research that is completed, which can excel my knowledge beyond what is taught in the curriculum. As I am an undergraduate ambassador it means I can promote the knowledge I can learn with help by the BSAS, demonstrating to those around me all the benefits of the BSAS, including improvements of my academic writing skills. With the help of the BSAS annual conferences it is possible to learn in high depth, for my grades to excel to beyond that expected of a first-year student.   

Hayley Sprawling

Hayley Sprawling Member

Q: Where are you based for your degree?  

 A: Writtle College University, based in Writtle, Essex

 Q: What area of animal science is your degree associated with?  

 A: Management and Conservation   

 Q: What animal(s) is your degree associated with?  

 A: Exotics and Zoo Animals  

 Q: What do you hope to do following completion of your studies?  

 A: I would love to get involved in herpetological conservation or work with reptiles in a zoo environment.   

 Q: What does being a member of the BSAS Undergraduate council mean for you?  

 A: Being an Undergraduate council member has given me opportunities to network within the academic animal community and kept me up to date on any exciting research.   

Siobhan Stagg

Siobhan Stagg Member

Q: Where are you based for your degree? 

A: Hartpury University 

Q: What area of animal science is your degree associated with? 

A: Zoology 

Q: What animal(s) is your degree associated with? 

A: All taxa, although my main interests lie in herpetology. 

Q: What do you hope to do following completion of your studies? 

A: My main interest lies in herpetological conservation and biology. I would love to gain some experience working within a species-specific conservation program.  

 Q: What does being a member of the BSAS Undergraduate council mean for you? 

A: The BSAS Undergraduate Council has opened up a range of opportunities for me that I never knew were there. I appreciate being able to express my opinions to a society that can actually make a difference.