Events - Food Science Summer School 2018 | Harper Adams University


Food Science Summer School 2018

9 - 11 July 2018

The Food Science Summer School is designed to provide year 12 students with an opportunity to explore the topic of food science and develop understanding of the fascinating and rewarding careers the food industry has to offer.

If you enrol for the Summer School at Harper Adams University you will take part in hands-on food product development, visit a food factory, explore the food chain from farm to fork, and participate in underpinning lectures that shed light on the absorbing world of food science and technology.

After your Summer School experience, you will have a whole new approach to the food you eat and where it comes from.

You will also have enjoyed an immersive university experience- staying on campus for two nights to learn, live, eat, sleep and socialise as a student.


How much does the Summer School cost?

The Food Science Summer School is free of charge and includes full board accommodation (room in halls of residence and meals in the university refectory) for the entire period of the summer school, Monday lunch time until Wednesday lunch time, inclusive. All reasonable travel expenses will be covered by the Summer School.

Will I find the Summer School useful?

The answer depends very much on you, your academic interests and your career intentions. If you are interested in food and would like to understand more of food science and technology and want to know more about careers in the food industry then the Summer School is definitely for you.

At Harper Adams University we would like to receive applications from Year 12 students who have intellectual curiosity and enjoy learning about the world they live in and the food they eat. Applicants will be required to provide a personal statement explaining their interest in food and the food industry as well as a letter of support from a science teacher.

How do I apply?

You can apply by clicking the button nelow, but be quick as only 30 places are available. You can apply to attend with a friend, but to ensure that we offer this opportunity to a wide range of schools we will usually limit numbers from any one school to two students only.


Below are some of the comments from our Food Science Summer School 2017:

"I really enjoyed the Food Science Summer School. I loved visiting Faccenda as I have never been in a working factory so this helped me to improve my knowledge of the food supply chain. I am very keen to do a degree in Food Science so I have found the Summer School very useful as it has given me an insight into the food industry and careers within this."

"Overall I have found the Summer School fab! I really enjoyed the factory visit and the lectures. It has given me a chance to ask the questions I want to ask to be able to make informed decisions."

The part I enjoyed the most was the chicken factory at Faccenda. Looking around the farm and understanding more about where food comes from and the processes they go through.

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