Students currently studying equine, animal or veterinary science degrees are being offered the opportunity to work alongside world-renowned experts at the Animal Health Trust near Newmarket for a 10-month period.

Now in its third year, the Waltham/Animal Health Trust Equine Research Fellowship is an annual award open to undergraduates and post graduates, which aims to foster knowledge and promote education and research within the industry.

The lucky recipient of this research fellowship will work on equine-related projects under the guidance of Dr David Marlin at the Animal Health Trust. A grant towards living costs is included in the fellowship, although accommodation is not provided.

During the 10-month placement, the student will be involved in many aspects of equine care, management and research, including being trained in research methodologies. They will also run their own research project, in alignment with current research activities at the Trust, and publish a paper about their findings.

Last year’s scholarship was awarded to Susi Norman, a second year student at Leeds University. Susi says: “The Waltham/Animal Health Trust Equine Research Scholarship has enabled me to gain a real insight into veterinary research. The skills and experience I have gained will be invaluable in my final undergraduate year and are relevant to a wide range of careers.”

The closing date for applications is 2 April 2004. For further details, visit: www.aht.org.uk or contact Mrs Rosemary London, director of human resources at the Animal Health Trust (tel: 01638 751000).