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    Harper Adams Students Recognised by Leading Property Consultancy Firm

    Posted 17 May 2007

    The Award Winning Scholars with Principal, Professor Wynne Jones and Course Tutor, Simon Keeble

    The leading national property consultants, Bidwells, based in Cambridgeshire, have awarded three Harper Adams University College students Entrance Scholarship Awards.

    First year BSc (Hons) Rural Enterprise and Land Management (REALM) students, Thomas Armstrong from Bakewell, Derbyshire, William Weaver from Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire and Tobias Burckhardt from Tockwith, York, were presented with a certificate and cash prize for their achievements.  

    The Bidwells Partnership, who are one of the leading employers of rural practice property consultants, enjoys close links with Harper Adams University College. Course Tutor, Simon Keeble and Simon Aldous and Giles Dobson from Bidwells selected the students by assessing their UCAS applications that outlined their academic abilities and included a brief CV. All of this years winners gained the top ten UCAS points for their year in their further education examinations. The original aim of the scholarship scheme was to encourage the brightest students to the property profession and hence the emphasis on awarding scholarships to the most able candidates.

    Simon Keeble, REALM Course Manager said “Bidwells and Harper Adams have worked in collaboration and awarded this scholarship for several years. It is vitally important to build academic and industry links to support and encourage our future professionals by giving them the best start to their careers by gaining practical experience and sound teaching.” He continues “All three candidates have shown that they have the ability and the enthusiasm to become leaders in their chosen profession”

    In addition to the scholarship Bidwells have offered to the winning students the opportunity to complete a one year under-graduate work placement with Bidwells. They will gain invaluable experience working with top professionals in the property business.
    William Weaver says “I am extremely pleased to receive the entrance scholarship and to have been selected to work for such a reputable firm such as Bidwells. I will be able to put the knowledge gained at Harper Adams into practice and learn from some of the best in the business.” 

    The scholarship and placement support is of particular significance because of tuition fees that can be up to £3,000 per annum.  Under these circumstances, it is appropriate that both universities and employers look at ways of working together to help support students during their course and thus continue to bring highly skilled practitioners in to professional employment.

    The Harper Adams’ BSc (Hons) Rural Enterprise and Land Management (REALM) course is a four-year sandwich degree. It has an exceptionally high employment record that is approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and exempts students from one year of the APC/ATC Assessment of Professional Practice/Technical Competence qualification.      

    For further details on the BSc (Hons) Rural and Environmental Land Management degree (REALM) or other courses at Harper Adams University College please contact: Admissions.
    Tel: 01952 815000 E-mail:

    For further details on Scholarships please contact: The Student Financial Aid Officer, Renee Gallina-Morris. Tel: 01952 815428 E-mail:

    For further details on Bidwells please view:  


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