A collection of student scholars recently presented their work at the 15th annual Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) student scholars’ meeting at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC).

The UFAW student scholarships scheme encourages students to develop their interests in animal welfare science and to provide them with an opportunity to conduct relevant research projects.
Hosted by the Centre for Animal Welfare, a large audience was treated to a range of talks, including:

  • how to weigh an entangled right whale at sea for administering correct doses of sedative and medication (Ashley Barratclough, RVC)
  • the effect of kennel noise on the hearing of dogs (Rebecca Venn, University of Glasgow)
  • the use of facial analysis as means of assessing pain in zebra fish, one of the most kept laboratory animals (Kirsty French, University of Liverpool)
Scholarships are open to individuals at universities and colleges in the UK, and overseas institutions at which there is a UFAW university link.
Since the scheme began in 1983 there have been more than 300 scholars around the world. 

  • For more information about the student scholarships, visit www.ufaw.org.uk 


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