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Harper Adams at National Ploughing Championships

Posted 14 September 2007

The Tractor Reverse

Harper Adams University College will be attending the National Ploughing Championships, Ireland’s premier agricultural event from Tuesday 25th to Thursday 27th September. We will be at pitch STAND G212 and will be more than happy to welcome and talk to prospective students and their parents, past and present Harper students and partners and associates within the land, food and rural based industries.

Current and former students and Harper Ireland and Harper in Ireland members will be available throughout the show at Annaharvey Farm, Tullamore, Co Offaly to answer questions, give advice and talk of their own experiences. Some of those who will be in attendance are local Co. Offaly students Jesse Deverell from Ballyaville, Geashill, studying BSc Agriculture and Environmental Management and Adrian Smith from Clomeen, Edenderry, studying BSc Agriculture.

The University College Principal and President of Harper Ireland, Professor Wynne Jones, will be at the show and on the Harper Adams stand on Tuesday 25th September where a variety of new course brochures will be launched.

Harper Adams has high regard for the Irish students who attend and have attended the University College. One of the most popular and active associations within the organisation is Harper Ireland.

Louis Mcauley, Chairman of Harper Ireland says “Our aim is to provide a link to prospective students long before their first day of their studies, to give them a feel for the excellent spirit among Irish students at Harper. Our members find that our club is most valuable for the way it helps Irish students to get used to living so far from home by organising trips and activities at weekends. We hope to show prospective students that making the decision to study across the water at Harper is a worthwhile and rewarding experience.  As well as providing this service, being an Irish student at Harper creates a fantastic social group where you make life-long friends and have great fun!”

Harper Ireland hit the headlines earlier this year when they took on a unique challenge of a reversing a tractor from Harper Adams University College to Tralee Institute of Technology, Co. Kerry. This was over 300 miles! They raised a staggering amount for charity.

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