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    Mr Alastair Boot

    BSc (Hons), MBA

    Principal Lecturer, Placement Manager, University Placement Coordinator

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    Farmer, grocer, teacher!

    Using my leadership experience in both farming and retail and the academic strength of my MBA, my aim is to bring value to students at Harper Adams University wherever in the food chain they are most interested.

    Using my industry experience of developing talent, I will help both Food and Business students achieve early-career success in my role of Placement Manager.

    My teaching focus is food retail marketing.  My specialist interests are employability, and retailer-supplier relations.  I am Placement Manager for food and business courses and University Placement Cooridinator.

    Professional Memberships

    Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy

    Academic Department: Food, Land and Agribusiness Management

    Tel: 01952 815419

    Office: Tudor Lodge 2

    Additional Information

    Co-author and module leader: Food Retail Buying (Final year level 6)

    Module leader: Retail Environment and Operations (Second year level 5)

    Research interests: retailer supplier relationships, farm retail, graduate employability.

    Other skills:  Qualified coach and NLP practitioner.


    You can contact Mr Alastair Boot if you would like to discuss any of the following course modules:



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