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Hunt is on for new Researcher

18 July 2013


The hunt is on for a researcher for an exciting new project run by The British Horse Society, The Royal Agricultural University and the University’s 100 Club.

The role will consist of carrying out research (with assistance from the University) into one of two topics identified by the BHS - the effects of business rates on equestrian businesses in the UK, and whether conservation grazing is an effective measure to conserve and improve lowland heathlands. 

Mark Weston, BHS Director of Access, said: “The British Horse Society is pleased to provide funding for these two areas of research which, when completed, will provide equestrians with useful data to assist equestrian cases in these two areas.” 

The University has been involved in equine related research and teaching since its successful equine undergraduate and postgraduate courses began twenty years ago. Peter Morris, Equine Development Director at the University, sees this venture between their institution and the BHS as being a complimentary development to the work done at the University. 

The 100 Club was established in 1999 with the aim of linking education and industry to the benefit of all sectors of agriculture and the total food supply chain. 

Peter said: “It is of the greatest importance to the University and the 100 Club that we can help the equine industry and the equine world generally by carrying out research into issues that are topical and of concern. The support of The British Horse Society will certainly help us do that.”

This research award will be based at the University’s campus in Cirencester and the successful applicant will have an interest in the identified areas of research. There will also be a bursary to assist with expenses. Anyone interested in applying for the project should send a covering email and a copy of their CV to Beverley Allen on by 2 August 2013.

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