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    Posted 6 August 2003

    VACANCIES STILL AVAILABLE on Harper Adams University College’s suite of Tourism and Rural Leisure courses will provide opportunities for Shropshire students to study for a career in one of the UK’s largest industries.

    In the UK alone, tourism is worth approximately £75.9 billion per annum and there are already more than two million people employed by tourism related industries.

    Leisure and tourism has also been identified by Advantage West Midlands as one of the ten economic sectors of growing importance to the region with increasing employment opportunities.

    At Harper Adams, students can study for a Degree or HND in Tourism & Business Management or Rural Leisure Management.

    All three courses will provide students with a combination of education and experience that will make them ideally suited for the wide range of job opportunities available in the dynamic, broad based tourism and leisure industries.

    General leisure and tourism opportunities vary from working for a travel company, through to working for a local authority, perhaps as a tourist information officer or in policy, planning or marketing, through to working for the voluntary or private sector within leisure and tourism attractions.

    Alternatively, hospitality employment includes organising events, corporate hospitality and conferencing as well as aspects of hotel work while rural leisure jobs could involve working on behalf of a local authority or voluntary organisation as a countryside ranger, warden, visitor manager or conservation officer.

    There are also many benefits to studying locally at Shropshire’s University College. Harper Adams has a superb single-site campus, creating a close-knit community with its own bars, sports facilities, swimming pool and gym.

    And with rising levels of student debt, it is well worth considering that by studying at your local university, you can also opt to reduce your living expenses by living at home and travelling into the campus on a daily basis.

    Either way, you will meet new like-minded people in a friendly environment where people know who you are and take a genuine interest in you. Nobody at Harper Adams is ‘just a number.’

    For further information on studying for a career in leisure and tourism, contact the Admissions department at Harper Adams University College on 01 952 815 000 or E-mail: and ask for a prospectus. Alternatively, log on to:


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