30th October 2012
Representatives from nine higher education institutions met at Stoneleigh on Friday 19th October to progress the Advancing Equine Scientific Excellence (AESE) programme. The scheme - a partnership between the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) and the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) is looking to revolutionise the way in which the horse industry integrates with academic establishments. In particular it aims to work with colleges to increase participation in horse riding.
The day featured many positive discussions on these areas, with the desire to begin a collaborative project involving final year undergraduate students from a number of establishments evident from all of those present. Since this meeting members of the AESE Board have examined possible topics for inclusion in this study, and further feedback will be taken from delegates at the Askham Bryan Roadshow on 7th November before details are finalised in early 2013.
In addition, AESE will facilitate a collaborative case study project considering the possible requirements of a new central equine data management system.
More information on the roadshow can be found at http://www.bsas.org.uk/Meetings_&_Workshops/Roadshows/
Higher education institutions represented were:
IBERS (Aberystwyth University)
Nottingham Trent University
Royal Agricultural College