Posted 22 December 2015
Student Ellen Cottrell, from Taunton, Somerset, has claimed both the REALM Cup and the REALM brick prizes for outstanding academic achievement.
Both prizes recognise excellent performance by a first year Rural Enterprise and Land Management student. The cup is for the student who secures the best grades and the brick for the best results in construction and surveying.
Ellen, 19 and now in her second year, said: “I was surprised to have been awarded both the REALM Cup and REALM Brick but am delighted that my hard work in first year has been recognised.
“I enjoyed the mix of assignments and exams and am looking forward to building on what I have learned in first year through my second year modules.
“In Construction and Surveying I particularly enjoyed the fact that the assignments were based on real life case studies such as surveying the Harper Adams Cricket Pavilion. In this module I also found the visits we went on particularly useful, so we could see first-hand what we were learning about for ourselves.
“I come from Somerset and have a farm at home – dairy and beef, which I have always been interested in. I chose REALM as my path to becoming a rural surveyor because of the broad range of modules offered, the placement year and because it is an RICS accredited degree.
“I think the placement year offered by Harper Adams is a great way of being able to gain practical experience of what we have been learning about and I look forward to going out on placement next year.”