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Harper Adams wide open

Posted 27 April 2007

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Harper Adams University College will be wide open to all visitors on Saturday, 19th May from 11.30am to 4.30pm. This will provide a great opportunity for all visitors to be able to see at first hand the remarkable developments at the UK's premier provider of higher education for the food, land and rural-based industries. The development of a quality learning environment include recent developments such as the £3million Learning Resources Centre and the £1.9 million ASPIRE Centre.

"I think that anybody who has not been to Harper Adams before, or recently, will be stunned by the quality of the educational provision here." Comments University College Principal, Wynne Jones

Professor Jones goes on to add "They will also be impressed to see how we are taking forward the rural agenda and leading the way in such important national areas as rural sustainability. In this context our biomass burning facilities will be of particular interest."

Inevitably the main areas of interest to visitors will be Harper Adams' provision of courses. Harper Adams degrees and Foundation degrees are highly popular and therefore admission is competitive. Students need to be able to offer 'A' levels to the standard required by the course or to anticipate a good result in a comparable further education course such as the BTEC National Diploma.

The other form of admission to a higher education course is via Harper Adams' own University Access Course (UAC). Students on this one year full-time course must have achieved a good result in GCSEs and be over seventeen years. However, UAC does provide a well-established, and regarded alternative to the more standard 'A' levels for admission to a degree or Foundation Degree.

Harper Adams has expanded its range of degree and Foundation Degree (or HND) courses in recent years. In addition to the ever popular agriculture courses there is a great choice of degree courses in the broad areas of: Engineering, Land/Estate Management; Leisure/Tourism/ Adventure Recreation; Countryside Management; Animal related courses, such as veterinary nursing, and food-related courses.

"We want everybody who might be interested, to have the opportunity to find out just what is available at Harper Adams." comments event organiser, Richard Jopling.
"There are great opportunities both at undergraduate and postgraduate level and we are particularly pleased to be able to offer MBAs as well as MSc courses. So the coming open day will also provide an opportunity for anybody who is considering strengthening their academic and consequent employment opportunities."

Anybody unfortunate enough not to be able to attend the Open Day on the 19th might like to know that the residential 'taster course' for students aged between 16 to 18, known as HEC, will take place on Monday 9th July and Tuesday 10th.

For further information visit the Harper Adams Open Day website: www.harper-adams.ac.uk/press/open.htm or ring Admissions: 01952 815000

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