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CAWSEL, Cambridge, UK

10th Sep 2017 - 22nd Sep 2017


Returning to St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, CAWSEL will take place between 10 and 22 September 2017.

  • Welfare concepts and assessment, and zoo animal welfare: 10-12 September 2017
  • Law and companion animal and horse welfare: 13-16 September 2017
  • Principles of ethics in relation to animal use: 18-20 September 2017
  • Farm animal welfare: 21-22 September 2017

Aimed at veterinarians, veterinary nurses (working in practice or for government or animal charities), animal welfare researchers, animal science researchers, FE, HE, Masters or PhD students and animal charity workers/campaigners, the four Courses are designed to give all a solid background in animal welfare science, ethics and law. Delegates can choose to attend as many Courses as they wish, all being taught and priced individually.

A total of 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. Historically, the course has attracted students from over 25 countries world-wide.

Following a very successful 2016 edition, described as an “epic course” by attendee Jess Rendle BSc (Hons) MSc ATLS, PhD Student at Murdoch University, Western Australia, CAWSEL has now established a legacy spanning over two decades. Jess went on to say she felt “… truly inspired by meeting the world’s leaders in animal welfare and mingling with like-minded people who were on the course.”

Echoing the above, and the thoughts of all who had experienced CAWSEL, PhD student Holly Hodges (Writtle University College) described the experience as “brilliant” and went on to comment on the structure of the Courses and the teaching style which, in her words: “…worked really well, the discussions were very interesting and there was a good balance between that and lecture material.”

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. Online registrations are accepted only for all four Courses.

Find out more including fees and available grants on the official website: www.cawsel.com

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

Tel: +44 (0) 1562 731788 / +44 (0) 7835 972 689


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