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Harper Adams students awarded education grants

Posted 15 May 2008

Kim Yates receives her award from Charles Lawrence

Three students from Shropshire’s Harper Adams University College were presented with education grants by Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society at the 2008 Newark & Nottinghamshire County Show.

The agriculture students, all from Nottinghamshire, received the awards from the society’s president Charles Lawrence on the second day of the show, Sunday May 11.
Tessa White, from Kneesall, who is studying for a degree in Agriculture and Environmental Management, received £1,000.

The agriculture students, all from Nottinghamshire, received the awards from the society’s president Charles Lawrence on the second day of the show, Sunday May 11. Tessa White, from Kneesall, who is studying for a degree in Agriculture and Environmental Management, received £1,000.

She said: “I feel very proud to have received the grant and would like to say a big thank you. “The grant has allowed me to further my knowledge of agriculture by completing certain qualifications which are not involved in my course, for example PA1, and to achieve a Telehander Licence. Furthermore, I have been able to purchase a printer scanner, which will be very useful for assignments and when I am on my placement year.”

Kim Yates, from Gonalston, who is on an Agri-Food Marketing with Business Studies degree programme, received £1,500. She said "I am very grateful to the society for awarding me an educational grant. “It has helped me to support my studies substantially throughout my first year here at Harper Adams by helping me to finance many purchases of educational resources, which have all been very useful towards completing my first year."


Agriculture degree student Joshua Spink, from Marnham, who was also awarded £1,500, said: “The grant has been really useful as it has meant that I have not had to worry about purchasing equipment to get myself set up at university, which has allowed me to concentrate more on my studies and uni life.”


Following the inaugural education grant award, presented to trainee saddler Fay Wiltshire at last year’s show, the Newark and Nottinghamshire grant fund has been extensively increased. 


Each project is assessed by a panel of directors who may award successful applicants with a grant up to a maximum of £1,500. The aim is to assist students or apprentices involved in a range of courses or projects - from agriculture, horticulture, forestry and farriery to saddle-making, dry stone walling, wood-carving and other associated industries - in the cost of their training or education.


Providing the plan is to set up or continue a business based in Nottinghamshire, applications are invited from university or college students, young farmers and people who wish to study a specific and relevant project related to the Society’s aims, either in the UK or overseas, in order to further their education.

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