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Harper Adams’ outreach team offers a range of activities for all schools and colleges. The menu of activity is categorised to Key Stages and include a wide range of options from general HE advice, to more subject specific sessions.

Off Campus sessions are currently for schools and colleges within an hour’s commute of the University. However, all of the ‘Off Campus’ sessions can be delivered on campus within the ‘Campus Visits’ menu choice. All ‘On Campus’ options are available for any school or college regardless of location.

To book in a session or to enquire further, please browse the outreach menus below, under the Key Stage headings, and then contact us via the online form.

Please note, we will need at least 4 weeks’ notice to arrange a campus visit. If you can provide as much information as possible in the form that will help with planning for your request. The outreach team will be busier during the months of March – July, but we will endeavour to meet your request.

Children's University

We are now validated as a Children's University Learning Destination, to find out more about the Children's University validation please visit the Children's University website

Contact us

You can also contact us via schoolsliaison@harper-adams.ac.uk or on 01952 815044.

Enquiry form

Downloadable education packs

Below you will find a number of downloadable curriculum linked work packs. Each pack is linked to our ‘degrees that matter’ but also to core national curriculum subjects, within each pack you can find out more about direct curriculum links. The packs have been designed to allow students to read and understand current research around the areas and then complete a number of activities linking to the topics covered. There is a range of activities from games, to experiments. We want to inspire students to think about the wider applications of core subjects such as biology and food and to help inform them of the exciting opportunities within these sectors.

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We can also deliver some of these activities and topics in the classroom face to face and also virtually. If this is something you would be interested in please email schoolsliaison@harper-adams.ac.uk.

Primary

The resources below are best suited to a primary school environment. Be sure to take note of the crest award opportunities within these:

Secondary

For more information on these downloads, or if you'd like them in a different format, please contact schoolsliaison@harper-adams.ac.uk

Key stage 2 - Outreach menu sessions
Half the world to eat your breakfast

Half the world to eat your breakfast?

Using our Martin Luther King Breakfast video as a key resource, this session gives pupils the opportunity to explore the different courses and, ultimately, careers that are involved in the process of getting food on your table. 

Duration

1 hour

Age group

Can be tailored to all age groups

Lego University

Lego University

The first introduction to what a University is and why people go. Pupils will learn what important parts make up a University campus, including halls of residence, lecture theatres, sports facilities, canteens and the students union. In groups they will then build their own area of a university and put all team efforts together at the close of the session to create a large scale Lego University.

Duration

1.5 hours

Age group

Can be tailored to all age groups

Crazy courses

Crazy Courses

A more in-depth look in to university and what people can study there. Varieties of courses are looked at, including a focus on careers that require a degree. Pupils will then create their own made-up university course. This session encourages full creativity.

Duration

1.5 hours

Age group

Years 5 - 6

Granny Marmalade

Granny Marmalade

An interactive reading of extracts from Granny Marmalade and Uncle Tractor, taking the children on a journey through farming seasons. The session explores food and will encourage them to take more of an interest in what they eat and where their food comes from.

Duration

1 hour

Age group

Can be tailored to all age groups

Key stage 3 - 5 - Outreach menu sessions
Half the world to eat your breakfast

Half the world to eat your breakfast?

Using our Martin Luther King Breakfast video as a key resource, this session gives pupils the opportunity to explore the different courses and, ultimately, careers that are involved in the process of getting food on your table. 

Duration

1 hour

Age group

Can be tailored to all age groups

All about Harper

All about Harper

A presentation that covers everything your pupils needs to know about Harper Adams University at this stage in their education. The presentation covers what Harper is about, what courses we offer, what the entry requirements are and how to find out more about us.

Duration

45 minutes

Age group

Can be tailored to all age groups

Subject specifics

Subject specifics

A presentation that introduces Harper Adams, but with a focus on certain subject areas based on your requirements. The presentations will look at entry requirements, work experience specifics, course content, placement year opportunities and career prospects.

Duration

30 minutes - 1.5 hours

Age group

Can be tailored to all age groups and subject areas

Student life

Student life talk

Student life talks give students the opportunity to meet current students at Harper Adams. It gives them the chance to see what its really like, students can give examples of the pathways they took to get to university, information on the course they are studying and general information about the student life in general.

Duration

1 hour

Age group

Can be tailored to all age groups

Student Finance

Student finance mythbuster

This presentation looks at student finance in depth. It details what it is, how you get it, what you can get and how you pay it back. It also looks at maintenance loans and scholarships.

Duration

1 hour

Age group

Can be tailored to all age groups

Budgeting at University

Budgeting at University

This interactive session focuses around budgeting money whilst at University. Focuses on meal plans and healthy eating, the session requires students to figure out their best weekly meal plan within budget.

Duration

1 hour

Age group

Can be tailored to all age groups

Careers fairs

Careers fairs

If you are hosting a careers/HE fair at your school/college and would like Harper Adams to be there, please let us know.

UCAS exhibitions

UCAS exhibitions

During the Spring/Summer months we attend the majority of UCAS exhibitions across the UK. Please check our events page to find out which exhibition closest to you that we are attending and come along to see us.

Visit Harper Adams
Campus visits

Campus visits

Want to see us in person? We can create bespoke visits to Harper Adams for your students. Visit days can include a mixture of campus tours, general university talk, course talk, student life talk, interactive IAG sessions.

Capacity

Up to 60 students

Age group

Can be tailored to all age groups

Times

From 10am to 2pm

Open Days

Open days

Open days give students and families the opportunity to explore the campus, accommodation and courses. They are immersive and informative days on campus. We can take school bookings for open days so please email schoolsliaison@harper-adams.ac.uk if this is something you would like to look at.

Age group

All ages welcome

Harper Adams Experience

Harper Adams Experience

A 2 day immersive experience on campus, staying in our halls of residence and participating in a range of activities covering everything from sports and societies to the academic taster sessions for our course areas.

Cost

£40

Age group

16 - 17 only

Teachers and Advisors conference

Teachers and Advisors conference

For the teachers and careers advisors. Our FREE annual conference arms you with all the information and facts about Harper Adams courses, campus, teaching, admissions, support and facilities etc ready to properly inform students back at school/college. Please check the events page for further details including dates and how to book.

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