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MSc Learning and Technology



I was the first ever professional female jockey to ride a winner at Ascot, but I am now helping veterinarians deal with foot and mouth disease after swapping horse racing for a career in computing.

Gaining my MSc in Learning and Technology from Wrexham Glyndŵr University has helped me to secure a new post working for the Royal Veterinary College.

I enjoyed a 10-year racing career before retiring and going to work for the British Racing School (BRS). I returned to education in 2010, graduating with a Postgraduate Certificate in E-Learning in 2013.But I decided to carry on studying and moved on from the BRS after nine years to make best use of the skills I gained at Wrexham Glyndŵr University.

My new post, a project funded by the European Commission for the Control of Foot and Mouth Disease (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), involves developing online training resources for veterinarians working to prevent and control foot and mouth disease.

If someone 10 years ago had told me I would gain a Master’s Degree – I would never have believed them! I am very fortunate to have found such an exciting position and there is no doubt that my studies with Wrexham Glyndŵr have enabled me to secure such a post.

It has been my tutors that gave me the support and importantly the confidence to study at this level. The way the course is run and topics covered are inspiring.

I also love to paint and I won the Horse and Hound ‘Best Horseracing Picture’ award at Christie's auction in London in 1999 but I moved into computing after looking for different career opportunities.

I later discovered that I was dyslexic, so I mastered various systems and discovered a love of information technology (IT).

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