Young veterinary nurse from March is named student of the year
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A young March woman has been named student of the year after being recognised for her hard work during her veterinary nursing studies.
Rosanna Day, 22, has been named University Centre West Anglia’s Student of the Year 2016 at her graduation ceremony.
Rosanna - known as Rosie to friends - studied BSc (Hons) veterinary nursing with applied animal behaviour at CWA’s Cambridge Campus in Milton.
She has graduated with a deserved first class honours.
Rosanna said: “I was not expecting to win student of the year at all. I really enjoyed my course, we had some amazing lecturers in our final year and without them, my cohort would not have done half as well as we have done.
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“We were quite a small group but, at the end of the day, we are all such good friends now and we will all stay in touch.
“I have already got a job at a veterinary hospital in King’s Lynn. I might look at specialising further down the line but at the moment I am excited to get stuck in to my job, fully qualified.
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“My dad and my little sister were in the audience at graduation, I don’t think they were expecting me to win either! I did keep looking for them while I was on stage but I think they were sitting quite far back so I couldn’t see them!”
Principal David Pomfret said: “Our students have sacrificed much to achieve success.
“Each has made the most of what the college has offered.”
The academic procession walked the streets of King’s Lynn before the ceremony and again after, when graduates were paraded through the Vancouver Quarter.
Rosanna was nominated by her lecturers for her “exemplary academic record across all four years of her study” and her involvement as lead student ambassador for the QAA higher education review.
Her lecturers said that she “epitomises what is required from a veterinary nursing professional – she is an outstanding student who has demonstrated competence and commitment during her veterinary practice placements and since completing her studies, has secured a post at a leading veterinary hospital.”