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Students experience university life

Posted 30 May 2006

STUDENTS from Somerset have been looking to their future with a visit to Harper Adams University College.

Twelve students from Bridgwater College, based at Cannington and Yoevil, spent two days last week at the Shropshire based university college.

During the visit, on May 17 and 18, the 1st year ND Agriculture and Animal Health and Welfare students learnt about pig welfare and production using the on-site pig unit.

Enthusiastic student ambassadors escorted the guests on a tour of some of the 700 acre campus estate, showing them some of the new and exciting developments which are taking place.

And as part of the discussions about their future, the students were involved in course talks.

Practical sessions were held for the prospective Veterinary Nurses in Harper Adams’ small animals unit and the veterinary nursing unit  while the would-be Agriculture students took part in a green fuels and sustainability workshop.

Jane Batchelor, School & College Liaison at Harper Adams University College, commented on the visit: “This is a fantastic opportunity for prospective students to experience a taster of university life. We always have exceptionally positive feedback on the visits held at Harper Adams and this one was no different.

“The students from Bridgwater College were a credit to their college and will no doubt do well when studying at a higher level.”

For more information on Harper Adams log onto www.harper-adams.ac.uk

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