The Development Trust was delighted to welcome representatives of the Pig Industry to the University to meet with academics and staff to prepare for the launch of the Pig Industry Scholarship scheme for the academic year 2018-19.
The Pig Industry Scholarship at Harper Adams University was launched by the NPA Allied Industry Group in 2013 to recruit highly qualified and committed young entrants into the pig industry. The scheme, which includes a paid placement year with one of several participating companies, is open to second year BSc and first year FdSc students studying at Harper Adams who are interested in a career in the pig industry. Successful scholars receive a significant contribution towards their education of £4,500, with the possibility of further funding in their final academic year, subject to review following their placement. The opportunity will be launched by presentation to students at Harper Adams on 18th October, with the chance to talk to all participating companies and some previous scholars at the Scholarship Fair on 25th October.
Pictured left to right are: Samantha Bradley (Knowledge Exchange Officer, Skills Development AHDB Pork), Pam Whitehouse (Course Manager, Land Farm and Agri-business Management), Sue Jeavons (Lecturer, Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Sciences), Hugh Crabtree (Chairman of the Pig Industry Steering Committee), Alan Stewart (Pig Industry Steering Group member), Toine Van Beek (Pig Industry Steering Group member), Luis de Aguiar (Senior Tutor & Lecturer, Food Science and Agri-Food Supply Chain Management), Kathy Smith (Placement Officer), Alastair Boot (Senior Lecturer, Food Marketing & Management & Placement Manager, Food and Business), Lizzie Wilson (Pig Industry Steering Group member)