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May Open Day

Posted 30 March 2005

Harper Adams University College is staging its Public Open Day on May 14. Prospective students and local people will get the opportunity to find out more about the university college, in Shropshire, which specialises in rural and land-based higher education.

Admission to the event, which runs from 2pm to 5pm, is free and there will be plenty of parking. Principal, Professor Wynne Jones, said: “We invite everyone to come along and see what we are doing at Harper Adams. We offer a wide range of degrees and foundation degrees in Agriculture, Business Management and Marketing, Engineering and Design, Animal-related subjects, Countryside and Environment, Leisure and Tourism, and Land and Estate Management. We have also recently added a new range of exciting food-based courses.”

“It has been a very successful year for Harper Adams. Having received several plaudits for our teaching and success at guiding graduates into jobs, we have recently become the only land-based university college to be named a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. This will mean even more extensive learning facilities for students, in addition to the extended accommodation and sports facilities being built this summer. We have also become home to the National Rural Knowledge Exchange, to promote the development of the rural economy, helping rural businesses through advice, access to technology and innovative ideas, and leading collaborative business support projects.”

Professor Jones added: “Whatever your area of interest, you are very welcome to come along and see what is happening at Harper Adams.”

During the Open Day there will be tours of the campus and opportunities to talk to staff and students. Visitors can also see the expanding range of teaching facilities, as well as the working farm and Companion Animal House. All ages are bound to enjoy a visit to the Engineering Department to watch the big machinery being operated and take part in off-road vehicle test drives.

There is no need to book in advance, just turn up on the day. If you can’t make it on May 14, but would like to find out about similar events in the future, call 01952 815000 for details. ediot

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