As it is Reading Week at Harper Adams, now is the perfect time for students to get out into the field and make their learning practical. Whether this is attending extra-curricular courses or scouting the local area for case studies, it is a great opportunity to work on your studies framed by your own interests.
However, you don’t always have to pursue this alone! The Countryside, Wildlife and Geography department are currently on a field course to Anglesey to survey forests and sand dunes alike. Led by Dr Andy Wilcox, Simon Irvin and Emma Pierce-Jenkins, the final year students are exploring the coast line and Newborough Forest, studying the variety of environments and wildlife within them that the Anglesey coast has to offer.
Day 1. Of the @HarperAdamsUni #finalyear field trip. Arrived at #Anglesey. Explored our survey sites at #newboroughforest beautiful sunshine through the #pineforest looking forward to the field trip ahead! #trees #sand #sanddunes #outdoors #sunshine #science #WomenInSTEM pic.twitter.com/B1UkiUEKk2— Stephanie Poole (@Stephloupoole) November 3, 2019
This hands on experience highlights how dynamic studies can be at Harper Adams. If you’re interested in finding out more about these courses for yourself, you can join us on our Open Day on Sunday 17th November 2019 and get a feel for exactly what the Countryside, Wildlife and Geography departments could be like for you.
Great first full day at #Newborough #Forest #Anglesey. Sampling soil pH in relation to Corsican Pine needle coverage. Feeling most at home away from home! #forestry #sunshine #corsicanpine #wales #beautiful #science #womenInStem #womeninscience @HarperAdamsUni @Stephloupoole pic.twitter.com/EBJa1SuMap— Aimee Tonks (@tonks_aimee) November 4, 2019
On ?? spotting today on the @HarperAdamsUni final year Countryside, Environment and Geography field course on #Anglesey. Beautiful views of a young #Goshawk and a cheeky #RedSquirrel @AngleseyScMedia #Newborough pic.twitter.com/PCH0azHbfQ— Andy Wilcox (@dr_andy_wilcox) November 4, 2019
Change in the weather today on the @HarperAdamsUni final year Countryside, Environment and Geography field course on #Anglesey A bit more chilly and dull but #Newborough Beach is still impressive pic.twitter.com/Nv5nPq9ira— Andy Wilcox (@dr_andy_wilcox) November 5, 2019
Day #3 of the @HarperAdamsUni final year countryside geography and wildlife field course on #Anglesey All data has been collected and some students have finished breakfast and are already working on their presentations for Thursday @AngleseyScMedia @OutdoorAnglesey pic.twitter.com/w4uf5spsd5— Andy Wilcox (@dr_andy_wilcox) November 6, 2019
Newborough Nature Reserve looking very mysterious yesterday. That #celebratoryphoto when you finally finish collecting your samples! #finished #soil #newborough #anglesey #snowdon #Cloudy @HarperAdamsUni @Stephloupoole pic.twitter.com/zdza0k7Jcf— Aimee Tonks (@tonks_aimee) November 6, 2019