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    HEC is a Success

    Posted 19 July 2004

    More than 250 students enjoyed a foretaste of university life at Harper Adams University College.

    Around 270 students, from as far away as Cornwall, Scotland, Kent and Northern Ireland, attended the popular Higher Education Choices (HEC) event at the Shropshire university college last week.

    They had the chance to take part in lectures and seminars, as well as visiting a careers fair including representatives from Liverpool, Bangor, Reading, and Harper Adams Universities. Reaseheath, Myerscough, Writtle, Warwickshire and Bishop Burton Colleges were also in attendance. Advice was available on a wide range of higher education courses for rural and land-based careers.

    The Conference was opened by Neil Cameron, Chairman of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs. Mr Cameron reminded students of the work of the YFC and the excellent opportunities for travel and self-development. As he had attended the HEC event as a 17-year-old, he said he was well aware of the value of the conference in preparing students for the world of higher education and its exciting opportunities.

    “You face a changing world and it is therefore becoming increasingly important that you are prepared and educated to meet the challenges and opportunities that are ahead of you.”

    As well as enjoying a taste of academic life, the students also got the chance to sample student nightlife, enjoying a party in the students union, and overnight accommodation in the student halls of residence.

    Organiser, Sally Bishop, said: “This year’s conference has been one of our most successful yet.”

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