6 August 2020
Second year BSc (Hons) Rural Enterprise and Land Management student Sarah Meredith has been award the Acorus prize. The award, kindly sponsored by Acorus Limited, is awarded to a second year student completing the best assignment in the Planning and Development module of their degree pathway. The award winner gains a cash prize.
West Midlands-based Acorus Ltd operates throughout the UK, providing advice across a range of land use, planning and architectural design. They review the top three assignments from Harper students, as selected by courses tutors, before awarding the prize to the one they think is best.
Winner Sarah, from Llandrindod Wells, said “I am delighted to have been awarded the Acorus prize. I have very much enjoyed the module throughout my second-year studies and feel it has provided me with a more thorough understanding of the planning process and the key pieces of legislation which influence and shape vital decisions. The module has equipped me with an array of the necessary skills and knowledge which will be beneficial throughout my placement period and thereafter. I am very great full for this award and cannot wait to celebrate after Covid-19!”
Harper Adams University is dedicated to developing the relationship between the University and businesses to ensure that students have the real-life application of knowledge they gain throughout their studies. This, plus the compulsory placement year for all undergraduate students, contributes to the University having an outstanding graduate employment rate - 98.8% in 2020 according to Graduate Outcomes.