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Jennifer_White

Jennifer White

"I have loved the course and feel I have learnt so much; the ability to mix with students who work in a multitude of settings has been so beneficial, the lectures have been stimulating and class discussion has been rich, enlightening and memorable."

Course
Master of Business Administration MBA
Entry year
2018

I’m a clinical Director of a small animal hospital and currently lead a team of 24 people. My first degree was in physiotherapy, followed by Vet School in Edinburgh and I’ve been a vet for nine years. The first four of these years were spent in mixed practice before moving to small animals, in order to undertake the role of Clinical lead.

I have always been interested in the business aspect of Veterinary Medicine as well as the clinical side and I felt an MBA would help to broaden my options for the future, in addition to allowing me to compete for roles against those who have a business-based background.

“The location and facilities at Horsley appealed to me and I wanted to study at the weekends as weekdays would have proved tricky to attend lectures due to working long hours in the practice. I also felt encouraged at the bursary offered to some students which I was lucky enough to receive.”

I have loved the course and feel I have learnt so much; the ability to mix with students who work in a multitude of settings has been so beneficial, the lectures have been stimulating and class discussion has been rich, enlightening and memorable.

Group work projects have certainly provided a real insight into my style of working and peer feedback means I am now much more self-aware. The Strategy, Leadership and Entrepreneurship modules have been personal highlights and I feel these will be useful moving forwards.

I’ve just really enjoyed the people aspect and working and learning from my cohort. I was voted to be course rep by my peers and I was also fortunate enough that a group I worked with during the Strategy module were open to looking specifically at my current business which helped me to progress ideas at work.

“There were times I felt behind, times I felt ahead but I tried not to put too much pressure on myself; balancing a full-time leadership role and completing an MBA is a real achievement - one that is possible for most people if the desire is there.”

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