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    Students sample university life at the Harper Adams Experience 2023

    Posted 5 July 2023

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    HAE participants have a go at Human Bingo

    A packed programme of fun and study has given more than 100 prospective students an insight into life at Harper Adams University. 

    This year’s Harper Adams Experience saw prospective students from across the UK join together for two days of activities – covering both the social and educational aspects of life at the University.  

    The focus of the first day was on getting into the spirit of the University community - meeting new friends through ice breaker activities, taking part in a group photo, and an evening of dancing, DJs and neon fun.   

    The second day began bright and early – with a 6.30am start for all those who were keen enough to meet at one of the two dairies on the Harper Adams Future Farm to see the University’s cows being milked. 

    After breakfast, course activities for the day began. Amongst the sessions available – attendees interested in Zoology tried their hand at mammal trapping and identification, identifying and capturing moths, and using the Harper Adams laboratories to dissect owl pellets and discover more about what their contents can tell us. 

    Those interested in Veterinary Physiotherapy watched a canine physiotherapy demonstration in the dedicated on-site physiotherapy facilities, which are used by Harper Adams students to rehabilitate real canine patients as part of their course. After the session, prospective students were also able to ask questions and find out more about how water can be used to help treat dogs. 

    And for those interested in Food, there was a chance to see the industry-standard kitchens in the Food Academy, as well as take part in seminars on Innovation and Health – where participants made their own allergy-free nut butters – and in Food and the Senses. In the latter session, attendees got the chance to find out how we use our senses to assess food – with lots of opportunities for tasting! 

    Harper Adams Head of Recruitment Carl Griffiths said: “It has been a pleasure welcoming prospective students to our site and offering them an immersive experience – giving them a flavour of what Harper Adams has to offer. 

    “We hope that they enjoyed finding out more about the University and look forward to seeing many of them joining our community soon. Whether you visited us for the Harper Adams Experience, or you’re still considering coming to University this year, it’s not too late to apply for 2023 entry.” 

    Find out more about the whole suite of courses Harper Adams offers here. 

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