Posted 30 July 2002By Carla Balderson
A TAP DANCING Young Farmer from Totnes has won a prestigious Entrance Award to study at Harper Adams University College, in Shropshire.
Annette Hunt, of Totnes, Devon, will receive the £1,000 award in September when she begins her course involving Marketing and Management at Harper Adams. She has completed two consecutive years at the European Dairy Event in the Young Farmers Young Stock Competition and was Deputy Head Girl and a Prefect at school.
Annette is the main distributor of cider within the family business on their farm in Stoke Gabriel and incorporated her role into her AS Level Coursework ‘Strategies to Increase the Sales of Farm Cider’. This shows her genuine interest in agri-business as well as marketing and management.
Miss Hunt says she is really looking forward to the new stage in her life. Already an active member of the Young Farmers Club, Annette has had lead roles in several musicals and was part of the International Team at Camp 4H in Sweden after winning a County YFC Scholarship. She says she appreciates that immersing herself in university life will increase the likelihood of her success.
Richard Jopling, Head of Liaison at the University College said: “The selection panel was impressed with the quality of Annette’s submission and the strong case she made to be awarded a scholarship.”
Harper Adams University College is the UK’s largest, specialist centre of Higher Education for the land and food based industries. It currently has around 1800 students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, research and graduates.
A number of Entrance Scholarships are awarded each year on the basis of a written application. If you would like further information about courses at Harper Adams University College, please ring +44 (0) 1952 815 000 and ask for a prospectus.