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First cohort embarks upon new degree in Environmental Land Management

Posted 9 October

“I chose to study Environmental Land Management because I am interested in our global climate and issues effecting the way we live, and I want to make a positive difference to the world.”

The first cohort of students have arrived at Harper Adams University to begin the new BSc (Hons) Environmental Land Management degree programme.

Course manager, Simon Irvin said “I’m really excited to meet the very first students on our new, accredited BSc (Hons) Environmental Land management Course.

“The applied nature of this course will enable students to make informed and evidenced based decisions, in a range of current issues facing the UK. These include improving air, water and soil quality, increasing biodiversity, climate change mitigation and better protection of historic environments and the wider landscape.

“This course represents the cornerstone of sustainable environment land management and it’s a privilege to be part of something so exciting at Harper Adams University.”

Environmental Land Management graduates will have the skills to apply a thorough understanding of underlying technical, economic and management principles as well as the cultural, ethical and policy context needed for sustainable management of the countryside. They will have learned strategies to protect our environment and promote sustainable use of natural resources at national, European and international levels based on traditionally founded principles of applied ecology and sustainable environmental management.

New student Amy Barnacle, 18, from Leicestershire, said “I chose to study Environmental Land Management because it had interesting and relevant modules and topics that interest me and will broaden my knowledge to become an environmental lawyer. The topics, from?climate change to estate management, make this course relevant to many interests and jobs.” Amy is excited to meet people with similar interests and develop her understanding of the topics being taught on the course, in particular GIS mapping, sustainable agriculture and contemporary countryside issues.

Course mate Amy Harley, 21, from Shropshire said “I chose to study Environmental Land Management because I am interested in our global climate and issues effecting the way we live, and I want to make a positive difference to the world. I am excited to learn about all aspects of the course and broaden my knowledge, to put it into practice in third year on my placement.”

The course duration is four years, which includes a one-year work placement. A three-year study option is available for applicants who already have at least two years’ relevant work experience. The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

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