launches updated reference section at the British Equine Event in
association with Duchy College.
the equestrian internet portal with approximately 60,000 users per
month is to launch its newly researched student reference section
at the British Equine Event 2003.
reference section was first designed in 2001 by Tracy Webb who was
at that time undertaking an HND industry placement with HorseIT.com.
reference section aims to cut down on the time spent by students
looking for information on the internet on specific equine based
topics by placing all relevant links in one easy to use area.
came up with the idea of providing an educational internet base
for equine students after spending the best part of a day surfing
the web in search of information on 'Modified Acid Detergent Fibre'
which ended up to be a frustrating experience as I seemed to be
going around in circles" said Tracy who has since graduated
from the University of Plymouth with a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science
(Equine) and is now Senior Sales Executive at HorseIT Ltd.
studying for her degree Tracy made the most of the contact she made
with Tessa Counsell, HE Equine Programme Manager at Duchy College
who also lectures equine science at the University of Plymouth (Seale
Hayne) and approached Tessa with her ideas for redesigning the reference
reference section has until recently only covered four very broad
topics. Now with 23 subject areas, the content has been based on
the modules on offer in the Foundation degrees run by Duchy College
and validated by the University of Plymouth.Tracy says: "I
am very pleased to have the support of Tessa Counsell and
Duchy College. They have helped provide the structure of the project
and I cannot thank them enough for their assistance and support".
Counsell, HE Equine Programme Manager at Duchy College articulates:
"I have been very pleased to be involved with HorseIT.com,
more or less since its inception, and can honestly say how useful
my students have found the site as a study aid. It was particularly
pleasing to the equine team here at Duchy College that the new reference
section has been designed around our new Foundation degrees, in
Equine Sports Performance and Equine Behaviour & Training, as
we feel these programmes encompass the topics which are essential
to provide educated personnel for the equine industry in the 21st.
century. On all programmes of higher education such as these
students are expected to research broadly, and to use reputable
websites, such as HorseIT.com, alongside textbooks and journals.
Good websites also have the benefit of providing links to other
students and web resources all over the world - the equine industry
is truly global!"
reference section provides direct links to useful websites and information
on websites around the world which have been selected according
to their relevance to the curriculum taught by Duchy College in
their Foundation degrees in Equine Sports Performance and Equine
Behaviour & Training programmes. It also provides information
on opportunities available in both education and the employment
market with links to organisations that provide information on UK
employment law, career advice
and the rights of disabled people in the educational institution
and in the workplace.
more information on the student reference section, please contact
Tracy Webb on 01803 847604 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further enquiries regarding the Duchy College programmes contact
Admissions on: 01579 372233 or email email@example.com.