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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Course and enrolment

    When will I get my timetable?

    Your timetable can be found by clicking the button below:

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    Most modules are taught on campus in one or two week blocks - Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm (with the exception of a 9.30am start on Monday's). Veterinary Nursing Courses are blended/online and will not be included in the timetable. 

    When do I choose my modules?

    Once enrolled you will be able to access the online induction and complete your module choice selection for the academic year 2023/4. Please look out for these emails with instructions.

    When do I enrol?

    Postgraduate online enrolment will be sent out week commencing 4 September 2023 with full instructions. This will have to be completed by Monday 11 September. Please note, during online enrolment you will have to upload your photo for your ID card and right to study documents (details of these will be included in the instructions).

    When do I pay my fees?

    Information about fees are listed on the fees and funding page.

    Can I get a job while I am studying?

    Yes, (unless you are an overseas student who needs to comply with visa regulations) you can work part-time but your hours must fit around your studies.

    There are a number of part-time jobs available on campus; students can be recruited as Harper Ambassadors to host potential students and their guests at open days and other events, and there are positions on offer in the SU Bar and in the catering outlets.

    Alternatively students can seek part-time employment in the local area where the opportunities may include positions at retail and catering outlets and at nearby farms.

    Personal details

    How do I let you know about a change to my personal details?

    As part of online enrolment, you will have checked and provided us with some of your personal details. If any of these have changed, you should notify a member of the Admissions team at registration. Alternatively, you are welcome to email the team at pgsupport@harper-adams.ac.uk  at any point in advance of registration. Once you are a registered student you will be able to use the self-service function within e-Vision, our student portal.

    What ID do I need to bring?

    It is essential that you provide ID at the enrolment stage - this forms part of our checks to ensure that all students have the right to study in the UK. Without appropriate ID you will only be able to provisionally register for your course, meaning that you will not have access to the online induction or complete your module choice selection. 

    Please read our guidance on which documents you will need to bring with you for more information.

    Accommodation

    What about accommodation?

    Full time students only

    The Accommodation Office at Harper Adams is located within Student Services and we are here to support you and to provide advice about your accommodation needs. We appreciate that your requirements may be different to undergraduate students. The vast majority of postgraduate students live off campus in private rental accommodation or lodgings and there is no shortage of this in the area. Please bear in mind that the postgraduate accommodation available on campus is limited (and may not be available) but we will assist you in securing suitable accommodation.

    Once you have accepted your offer you will receive an email from the accommodation office with instructions on how to apply

    Part time students only

    Part-time students can arrange accommodation for when they will be on campus by contacting the Conference Office by email or by calling 01952 815324 – this is subject to availability,  but requests are being accepted now. If there is no accommodation available they have an extensive list of local Bed and Breakfasts.

    Terms and conditions

    Read the terms and conditions for accommodation on-site at Harper Adams.

    Will my personal belongings be safe?

    On campus accommodation includes standard contents cover from Endsleigh, details of this will be included as part of your accommodation acceptance process. We would advise you to read this carefully, and arrange additional insurance where required. You should also take steps to ensure the safety of your belongings such as closing windows and keeping doors to the room and flat/house locked when not present or being aware of what might be going on. Equally all students must not prop open the front door to any residential buildings – the same common sense that you would apply at home, apply it in your student accommodation to help keep your personal belongings safe. 

    If you will be living off campus, you are strongly advised to arrange insurance cover for your personal belongings. Many insurance companies offer reasonably priced contents insurance for students and landlords may require to see evidence of such before you move in.

    The University accepts no responsibility whatsoever for loss or damage, by theft, fire or other cause, of personal property or money on campus. 

    What clothing/equipment will I need to bring with me?

    A list of charges, clothing and equipment needed for specific courses can be found on our website: Charges and Fees. Please refer to the accommodation kit list: Accommodation Checklist. For other things you need to consider if you are living on site. Please ensure that you have made the necessary arrangements to have everything you need in time for commencing the course.

    Do I need to name tag all of my clothes?

    Yes (if you are in a hall with laundry)! With over 600 students living on campus our efficient laundry staff need to know exactly whose clothes belong to whom, just in case the odd sock or t-shirt goes astray during the washing and ironing process. Your washing will need to be sent to the Laundry in an appropriate laundry bag (cotton/linen and non-wired), which must also be clearly labelled with your name. You will only need to tag clothes which will be sent to the laundry, so if you are in halls where this is not available, or choose not to use it then you do not need to tag your clothes.

    Do you have self-service laundry facilities? 

    All students can use either of our two self-service launderettes on campus – one is located by Jebb Hall, and the other in between Leverhulme and Jerman Halls. The laundrettes are operated by Circuit; visit the  Circuit website for details of how these work (including how-to videos and laundry tips!). Current prices are £2.50 per wash and £1.20 for tumble dryers (50 mins). 

    Can I make use of the Lockers?

    There are lockers available in the Postgraduate Centre for your use. Please see Heather if you wish to obtain one. There will be a charge if you lose the key - so don’t! Do not forget to return the key once you have emptied your locker at the end of the year.

    Is there an electrician on site to PAT test my equipment?

    No not for routine PAT testing . You are responsible for PAT testing in advance your electrical items that are over 12 months old or less than 12 months old without proof of purchase to ensure they comply with current safety regulations. Anything less than 12 months old with accompanying proof of purchase does not need to be PAT tested unless there is a known fault. 

    This can be done by any registered electrician and should be available in the area you live in. Further details are in your accommodation information or you can seek further guidance from the Accommodation Team.

    Do I need a TV licence if I have a TV in my room?

    Yes. If you watch or record a TV programme live as it is being aired on TV, on any type of device, you must by law have a valid TV licence. Devices include TVs, laptops, tablets, PCs, mobile phones, games consoles, digital boxes and DVD recorders. You can find more information on the University students and the TV Licence page. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a valid TV licence if accessing content as described above.

    Can I receive letters and parcels while I am in Halls?

    Yes. All post will be available to be collected from the mail room in B Block, open Monday – Friday 8:30am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 4:30pm. We are unable to deliver parcels directly to student accommodation. 

    Please make sure you check your post regularly. Your student ID may be required to collect your post. Please address your post as follows: 

    Full Name (Student ID)  
    Hall/House and room number  
    Harper Adams University  
    Newport  
    Shropshire  
    TF10 8NB 

    Local area

    Where is the nearest cash machine?

    There is a cash machine on campus in the Welly Inn.  There are also a number of cash machines in Newport offering free withdrawals.

    Is there a shop on campus?

    We have a small shop on campus called The Feed Store (located on the ground floor of the Faccenda Centre) which is open at the following times during term time:

    • Monday to Friday: 9am - 3pm
    • Saturday and Sunday: 10am - 2pm
    Are there any other shops near the campus?

    Located at 27 High Street, Edgmond, Edgmond Village Stores is only 1.2 miles from the campus and is within walking distance. It is a local Spar and Post Office.

    Shop opening times:

    • Monday to Saturday: 7am - 8pm
    • Sunday: 8am - 2pm

    Post Office opening times:

    • Monday to Friday: 9am - 5:30pm
    • Saturday: 9am - 12:30pm
    Where is the nearest petrol station?
      Location Distance from university
    Shell Lower Bar, Newport, TF10 7JA (Shop, Pay at Pump, Air) 2.2 Miles
    Nix Forton Road, Newport, TF10 7JR 2.3 Miles
    BP A41, Audley Avenue, Newport TF10 7BX ( M&S Simply Food) 3.6 Miles
    Where is the nearest supermarket?

    There are three supermarkets in Newport:

    Store Location Distance from university
    Waitrose Audley Road, Newport, TF10 7DS 3.1 miles
    Lidl Audley Avenue, Newport, TF10 7BX 3.6 miles
    Aldi Audley Avenue, Newport, TF10 7BX 3.6 miles

    There are several supermarkets in and around Telford:

    Store Location Distance from university
    Aldi Wellington Road, Donnington Wood, Telford TF2 8AW 5.3 miles
    Asda Donnington Wood, Telford, TF2 7RX 6.5 miles
    Lidl Castle Street, Hadley, Telford, Shropshire, TF1 5GH 7.7 miles
    Tesco Wrekin Retail Park, Arleston, Telford, TF1 2DE 9.7 miles
    Sainsburys Forge Retail Park, Colliers Way, Old Park, Telford, TF3 4AG 10.9 miles

    Many students order their groceries online and have them delivered to them in their accommodation – most of these supermarkets know their way around our campus. We are unable to take in orders on behalf of students so you will need to make sure that you are available to take in the collection of perishable and other supermarket goods.

    What does the local town have to offer?

    For useful information about Newport town, visit the All About Newport website.

    Travel

    Where can I park on campus?

    Parking on campus is free for students. As part of your online enrolment you will be asked to register your vehicle details. If you need to update your vehicle details you will be able to do this via e:Vision once you are registered with us. Parking charge notices may be issued to students who have not registered their vehicle details. You should only park in designated student parking (see campus map).

    How can I get around if I don't have a car?

    We run a subsidised shuttle bus service during term time between the campus and Newport, which runs hourly throughout the day. More information, including how to purchase your bus pass and a current timetable can be found on the student travel information page.

    The shuttlebus timetable is reviewed and update on a yearly basis. The shuttle bus connects campus with the Bus Interchange in Newport, from where you can access Arriva bus services to Telford, Stafford and other local towns.

    The following shows approximate distances from the campus to the nearest major towns.

    Town Miles by road Approximate driving time
    Telford 12 20 Minutes
    Stafford 16 30 Minutes
    Shrewsbury 19 35 Minutes
    Wolverhampton 23 35 Minutes
    Birmingham 39 50 Minutes
    Chester 44 1 Hour

    Sports and leisure

    Is there a charge for using the sports facilities on campus?

    The following are free:

    • MUGA pitches (Basketball, Tennis, Football)
    • Sports Hall
    • Rugby Pitches
    • Football Pitches
    • Cricket Pitch
    • Astro-turf pitch

    The Students’ Union does also have sports equipment students can borrow free of charge.

    The Students’ Union also run the on-campus gym. For more information please visit the Students' Union website.

    Do you have any information about clubs and societies?

    Harper Adams Students’ Union (HASU) is proud to host over 20 Clubs, Societies and Common interest groups with a diverse mix of members from all courses and backgrounds. HASU offer celebrated and highly successful sports clubs such Rugby, Hockey and Shooting, as well as Gaming (Video, Board and D&D), the Christian Union, Off-Road and Biology, as well as regional groups such as Harper Ireland and Harper Cymru. Each Club/Society is run by a group of trained students looking to give you the best experience possible. 

    If there isn’t something already set up that may take your fancy, it is always worth speaking to the SU about it and you don’t need to wait until you arrive – they would be happy to hear from you. 

    I enjoy sports; can I pursue my interests locally?

    As well as the clubs and facilities offered on campus, Newport boasts facilities which include a tennis club, cycling club, rugby club, running club, swimming baths, climbing centre, local fitness/gyms. Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre is world famous as a premier sporting venue and located less than 4 miles from the campus.

    Can I bring my pet?

    Unfortunately not. No pets are allowed on campus. Please see our Animals on Campus Policy for further details. This is to ensure the welfare of animals – a student bedroom is not the ideal environment for pets unfortunately! Please be aware that the majority of rented accommodation off-campus in the local area are unlikely to allow pets although we know national legislation may be changing soon which might affect private housing.  

    Can I bring my horse?

    Yes, but they cannot come on campus and we suggest you don't bring them until you are fully settled in. The University cannot accept responsibility for helping you with any issues arising from bringing them. There is livery available at several locations nearby including a small family-run yard five minutes from campus, with all-year-round grazing and stabling offering DIY and part-livery options. For further details about this, and for information about other local yards, email admissions@harper-adams.ac.uk.

    How do I register and store my firearm

    You can apply for storage on campus by completing the gun storage application form. Applications should be made after your place at Harper Adams is confirmed.  Please be aware that unless you receive written permission from the Students’ Union Director and University Head of Security, then you are not permitted to bring a firearm onto campus. Any students bringing unauthorised firearms onto campus will be reported to the police and removed from campus.

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