Posted 31 July 2014
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Students are a key part of Harper Adams University’s presence at agricultural shows throughout the country, whether working as ambassadors, showing their own livestock or representing the companies they are employed by for their placement years.
Watch the video to meet four Harper Adams students who were at the Royal Welsh Show last week. Students are a key part of Harper Adams University’s presence at agricultural shows throughout the country, whether working as ambassadors, showing their own livestock or representing the companies they are employed by for their placement years.
Watch the video to meet four Harper Adams students who were at the Royal Welsh Show last week.
Meleri Wyn Griffith, Student Ambassador
BSc (Hons) Agri-food Marketing with Business Studies, 2010-14
“I have been working as a student ambassador at the new Harper Adams University Pavilion, showing potential new students, their parents and grandparents around the new building. And talking to them about life at Harper Adams, giving them prospectuses and making sure they are aware of what Harper has to offer.
“I’m wearing a special badge because I am a native Welsh speaker, so I am able to speak to prospective students in either Welsh or English.”
BSc (Hons) Agriculture, 2010-14
“Firstly, I have been showing cattle at the Royal Welsh Show. I had my bull in first on Monday morning, then the two heifers later on. I am also here as secretary of the Welsh Charolais Society, so I have been organising young breeders’ stock-judging and manning the society’s stand, promoting and answering questions about the breed.
“I finished at Harper Adams in June and managed to get a 2:1 in my degree. I start my job on a graduate programme with ABP in Ellesmere on August 11. I had a brilliant four years at Harper Adams – it’s done now and while that is a bit of relief, I am a bit sad that I have finished. It has been brilliant, but now I can get out there in the big wide world!”
Llion Jones, Student Ambassador
BEng (Hons) Engineering, 2013-17
“As a Welsh student at Harper Adams, you have the big Harper Cymru society and you make a lot of friends, have a lot of socials and do lots of activities through that. Having that Welsh community made Harper really easy to settle in to.
“For me, speaking Welsh as a first language, having Welsh speakers around enabled me to be more settled. You can even ask some of the lecturers questions in Welsh! Now I am one of the native Welsh speakers working at the Harper Adams stand at the Royal Welsh. Being able to speak to prospective students in Welsh can make them feel more at home.”
Hope Hobbs, Student Ambassador
BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Science, 2010-14.
“When I came to a Harper Adams open day, I fell in love with the small campus. I spoke to my course tutor and Harper Adams seemed a lot friendlier compared to other universities I had looked at and open days I had been to. It’s a home-from-home and I think a lot of students from a farming background want that homely feel. Coming to Harper Adams from a rural area isn’t a huge change, but it does mean you are not just going from one generation to the next on the farm. You can learn at university and then mould the business that you will perhaps go back in to.”