Published: 12 December 2007 at 10:59
To invest in a more diverse veterinary and animal science profession.
Anglia Ruskin University has signed-up to a partnership agreement as part of a new national learning initiative which will see them sharing new funding.
Working alongside colleagues at Cambridge Veterinary School and with other Veterinary Schools in England, staff from Anglia Ruskin University’s Faculty of Science and Technology will be devising ways to get a more diverse veterinary and animal science profession.
The VETNET LLN national project has been awarded £3.74 million by Government leaders to develop new links between colleges and universities – and targeted at learners interested in the veterinary and allied professions. Anglia Ruskin’s share of the funds will be used to develop strong links with The College of West Anglia’s land-based campus at Milton.
Iain Brodie, currently Acting Dean of Science and Technology at Anglia Ruskin, feels this initiative fits well with the developing and growing University. Iain said:
One of the first challenges facing the partnership in Cambridgeshire is to develop a Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing jointly with The College of West Anglia.
Iain Brodie continued:
John Butcher, who is overseeing this project across the Eastern Region, said:
With only three years of funding, VETNET LLN is already gearing-up to move at a challenging pace. To find out more about the project go to