NEWC invites College and University equine course providers to become members

The National Equine Welfare Council is inviting Universities and Colleges that include equine courses in their curricula to join us in our mission to raise awareness of equine welfare issues and work towards improving equine welfare standards nationwide.

NEWC was founded in March 1977 and was originally established to support equine welfare charities in the rescue and rehabilitation of neglected and/or unwanted equines. Since then NEWC has attracted membership from a range of organisations, including sports governing bodies and academic institutions. This increase in the diversity of membership has enabled us to engage with different sections of the equine sector with the potential to address a wide range of welfare issues.

Invitation to HE & FE equine institutions from NEWC President, Dr David Marlin

We believe that increased engagement with colleges and universities is key to achieving our aim to improve the lives of all equines. Colleges and Universities can find all the information about how to join NEWC and submit an online application form here.

The more people we can work with – potentially the better the future welfare of equines will be – and getting students on board is vital to achieve this aim.

In addition to promoting NEWC membership to educational institutions, we are offering students the opportunity to get involved with NEWC by becoming a student supporter. This opportunity is open to all students, regardless of whether or not their institution is a NEWC member. The annual subscription for this is £10 for students from NEWC member institutions; £25 if their institution is not a member of NEWC. Access to a private Facebook group is included, where students will be able to access equine welfare news and information, discuss research project ideas, find out about job and career opportunities within the welfare sector and much more. Interested students can email for more details.

Joining is easy and NEWC membership provides assurance that your organisation puts improved equine welfare high on its list of educational outcomes. For the value that this offers in terms of student recruitment, retainment and career prospects, as well of course for the sake of all equines – don’t delay but join us today to make a difference!

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