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COURSES ON ANIMAL WELFARE SCIENCE, ETHICS AND LAW 2018 RETURNING TO CAMBRIDGE

We are delighted to return to St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, from 9 to 21 September for CAWSEL 2018.

What is CAWSEL?

CAWSEL is a professionally developed range of courses aimed at providing attendees with a broad appreciation of animal welfare science, ethics and law. The topics covered include: Welfare Concepts and Assessment, and Zoo Animal Welfare; Law and Companion Animal and Horse Welfare; Principles of Ethics in Relation to Animal Use and Farm Animal Welfare.

With a legacy spanning over two decades, CAWSEL is comprised of four Courses aimed at veterinarians, veterinary nurses, animal welfare researchers, animal science researchers, FE, HE, Masters or PhD students and animal charity workers or campaigners. Delegates can choose to attend as many Courses as they wish, all being taught and priced individually. Historically, the courses have attracted students from over 25 countries world-wide.

CAWSEL Ambassador and 2016 attendee, Jess Rendle (BSc (Hons) MSc ATLS, PhD Candidate at Murdoch University, Western Australia) describes the course as “epic”. Jess adds that she felt “truly inspired by meeting the world’s leaders in animal welfare and mingling with like-minded people who were on the course.”

15 experts in the field of animal welfare, all eminent academics and professionals, are involved in delivering the material over the two weeks, through a combination of lectures, videos and discussions.

Amongst them are UFAW’S Chief Executive Dr Robert Hubrecht, author of The Welfare of Animals Used in Research, Practice and Ethics; Professor Emeritus Donald Broom (Cambridge University) who has lectured on animal welfare in 43 countries, had published over 200 refereed papers and seven books; Dr Anthony Podberscek (University of Sydney), board member of The International Society for Anthrozoology and editor-in-chief of Anthrozoös, the multidisciplinary journal of the interactions of people and animals.

Early Bird Fees (valid until April 30th) vary from £400 to £980 per Course, and some grants are available via the Douglas Houghton Memorial Fund. We also offer Student and Charity rates. We take online registrations only for all four Courses. Find out more including fees and available grants on our official website: www.cawsel.com

For more information on this course, contact Madalina Marincas at Opening Doors & Venues, the appointed organisers:

Tel: +44 (0) 1562 731788
Email: CAWSEL@opening-doors.org.uk

Useful links:

http://cawsel.com/
https://twitter.com/CAWSEL1
https://www.facebook.com/CAWSEL/


Former UFAW Scholarship Award winner becomes British Veterinary Association (BVA) President

UFAW extends its congratulations to Sean Wensley BVSc MSc Grad DMS MRCVS on his recent appointment as President of the BVA.

Sean, who is now the Senior Veterinary Surgeon for Communication and Education at veterinary charity the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), was awarded a student scholarship by UFAW in 2000 to undertake a research project on the behaviour and welfare of caged pet zebra finches.  Sean’s research drew attention to deficiencies in zebra finch husbandry and he made recommendations on how their care could be improved.  Having had his interest in animal welfare science sparked, Sean went on to study for a Masters degree in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare at Edinburgh Veterinary School.

UFAW Chief Executive Dr Robert Hubrecht said: “We at UFAW congratulate Sean on becoming President of the BVA and look forward to working with him on areas of mutual interest over the coming year”.