Record applications for higher education at the Cambridge campus
Higher education programmes at the Cambridge campus are enjoying unprecedented levels of interest with soaring applications for 2013-14. Applications for the BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing and Applied Animal Behaviour are currently standing at 80 compared to 36 at the same time last year, with the foundation degree in the same subject showing an increase from 28 to 45 applications. Campus director Alison Barber said one of the key factors behind its growing popularity was that students rated very highly the amount and variety of practical animal work available. The Companion Animal Centre at the campus has no fewer than 570 companion animals and the adjoining Woodside Farm boasts piglets, calves, lambs and turkeys, all of which enrich the learning experience. New course titles have also contributed to the increase in interest, with the FdSc Equine Science with Rehabilitation Therapies more than doubling applications from 10 to 22.