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    Harper Adams Graduate School opens to support postgraduate and research students

    Posted 16 February 2023

    A group of staff and students stand outside the Harper Adams Graduate School, some holding glasses of sparking wine

    Staff and students celebrate the launch of the Harper Adams Graduate School

    Harper Adams University has launched its effort to build a bigger, stronger community of postgraduate students and researchers with the opening of a dedicated Graduate School.

    The School has taken over the former Postgraduate and Professional Development Centre. Now, instead of simply being a location for the delivery of taught programmes, it will become a hub for all postgraduates – taught and research – to unite themselves and their ideas and to gain access to training and support.

    But the Harper Adams Graduate School is more than just a building. Professor Dawn Arnold, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), explains:

    “We have a new Graduate School committee, whose focus is to build both a community and the infrastructure needed to support and ensure they have access to – and every chance to succeed in – development opportunities.

    “The School will also support staff working with postgraduate taught and research students.

    “In creating this community, we hope to see more sharing of ideas – which could lead to all manner of new research in the future!”

    Formally opening the Harper Adams Graduate School, Professor Ken Sloan, University Vice-Chancellor, said: “

    “A successful and impactful University must demonstrate strength across its education, research and knowledge exchange activities and a vibrant postgraduate community is a vital part of that. The launch and development of the Harper Adams Graduate School, of which the space we have redeveloped is a part, is an integral part of the University’s future, providing opportunities to more people to develop advanced skills and understanding in their disciplines, as well as making an original contribution to knowledge and impact through postgraduate research.

    “I am grateful to all colleagues and students who contribute to our Graduate School and I look forward to its continuing growth and success”

    Future postgraduate students will be able to visit the Graduate School and meet staff during the next University Open Day on March 11. Book your place.

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