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It's been a busy year with many highlights

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Another academic year has all too quickly come to its end at Harper Adams University giving us time to reflect on some of the highlights of the past 12 months.

Sam Bradley, Communications Officer, Harper Adams University

In May, the Harper Adams Field to Fork Festival returned for its second year. The two-day event showcased what Harper Adams is doing for the industries it serves, providing an insightful and exciting, hands-on experience for all generations to enjoy.

The Friday was an outreach day that welcomed 700 children from local schools to learn how food gets on their plates, while the Saturday was all about giving back to the local community. It saw more than 9,000 visitors come to the campus to enjoy live music, some of the county’s finest produce at the farmers’ market and a variety of educational experiences for the younger attendees.

Engaging with the students of the future continued in July when more than 90 young people from across the UK and Ireland visited the university campus for the Harper Adams Experience. HAE gave participants the chance to experience university life by attending academic taster sessions in everything from agriculture and business to applied zoology and veterinary nursing.

The sessions included practical tasks like making their own butter and even experiencing what it’s like to walk on an underwater treadmill used to rehabilitate animals. By night, the students got the chance to let their hair down and enjoy an evening of music and dancing at the Students’ Union or relaxing in the chill out zone.

Harper Adams is also looking ahead to A-Level results day. Thursday, August 15 is fast approaching and the university is already open for clearing. When prospective students don’t do as well, or do even better, than expected they can contact the university on 01952 815 000 with their UCAS ID and/or clearing number to hand and the admissions team will help find the right course for them. Clearing is also open to anyone thinking about becoming a mature student.

As well as these amazing events the 2018/2019 academic year also featured a busy calendar of academic conferences, symposiums and open days.

While Harper Adams continues to look forward, our mission remains the same – to provide degrees that matter to our students and to the future of the planet.

To find out more about the courses on offer visit www.harper-adams.ac.uk.

Sam Bradley, Communications Officer, Harper Adams University

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