While Harper Adams offers a plethora of scholarships to help support students during their academic journeys, students are often successful in gaining external funding benefits too. Ceri Edwards, a first year BSc (Hons) Veterinary Bioscience student, has been awarded the Royal Bath and West Society bursary and spoke about her time at Harper so far.
“The Royal Bath and West Show is one of our local shows and offers bursaries to students living in the Southwest,” Ceri began. “I have used the bursary money to buy a new laptop to help me towards my studies. It is very generous of the society to support students like myself and I am very grateful to them.”
Although only in her first year, Ceri is enthusiastic to learn and gain new skills to help further her knowledge of a sector she has grown up in. She said: “Growing up on a family dairy farm in Dorset inspired me. I always knew I wanted to be involved within the agricultural and veterinary industry; gaining a degree would help me to gain further knowledge in this sector.
“I chose Harper because of the excellent facilities. Having the farm and new veterinary school on site was a major attraction as I knew I would be able to get the hands on practical experience too.”
Having now reached campus, Ceri’s expectations have been met. She commented: “I am currently in my first term at Harper and even during the current COVID situation I am still thoroughly enjoying it.
“The course covers a varied number of modules in animal health and disease and this is what I am most passionate about.
“I am looking forward to my placement year where I will be able to go and put what I have learnt into practise - I cannot wait to be involved within the industry. On completion of my degree I want to work within the pharmaceutical industry to improve the health and welfare of animals.”
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