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Harper Adams University to hold in-person Open Day on October 8

Posted 10 September

“Many of our current students tell us that it was through visiting our campus and meeting staff and students that they finally made the decision to study with us – so we are delighted that we have the chance to welcome people to this event in person once more."

Choose your direction – a signpost helps students make the right decision on the Harper Adams campus

Harper Adams University is set to hold an in-person Open Day next month – the first of its kind at the institution since March 2020.

While the University has held a series of successful virtual Open Days to enable prospective undergraduate students to find out more about the variety of courses it runs through lockdown, the in-person Open Day will be the first to offer the chance to see some of the latest developments on site.

It will provide visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in Higher Education, to meet lecturers and students, discover more about the choice of courses Harper Adams offers, to attend course talks and to explore the University’s award-winning facilities and campus.

Director of Marketing, Communications and Recruitment, Saffron Grover, said: “Many of our current students tell us that it was through visiting our campus and meeting staff and students that they finally made the decision to study with us – so we are delighted that we have the chance to welcome people to this event in person once more.

“There will of course be changes to the way the day runs, as we will be working to ensure we can offer our visitors the safest possible experience – but it will also be one which gives them the chance to see and experience first-hand everything we have to offer.”

Among the activities on offer for visitors to October’s Open Day are: finding out how insects are more closely linked to Alien and Predator movies than you might think; trying your hand at suturing in the Veterinary Education Centre; visiting the University’s Companion Animal House and meeting its many resident creatures; testing your taste palate in the Sensory Evaluation Suite; and getting hands-on with mechatronics in the University’s Engineering laboratories.

As ever, there will also be an opportunity for students considering all kinds of undergraduate degrees at Harper Adams to meet the lecturers, support staff and more they could be learning alongside.

Ms Grover added: “Since March last year, we’ve continued to be recognised for the experiences and opportunities we offer students – from being named as the UK’s top modern university for the fifth year running in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, through to being chosen by students as the top UK university in the Student Crowd awards announced earlier this summer.

“Our graduates have continued to secure jobs with leading firms in the agri-food and rural business sectors – as evidenced by our Graduate Outcomes figures – and we’ve added new facilities for our teaching, opening our Veterinary Education Centre.

“There’s so much to see, share and show prospective students – and we can’t wait to welcome them to our campus next month.”

To find out more, and to reserve your place now, visit: harper.ac.uk/open

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