HARPER ADAMS UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom, England

Spread out on a 550-hectare working farm, Harper Adams University was established in 1901 and provides higher education in agricultural and rural sector subjects to students of more than 30 nationalities through 50 undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation programmes. Undergraduate courses focus on six main areas which are Mechanical Engineering, Land, Property and Environmental Management, Agriculture, Business and Agri-Food Management and Marketing, Food Science, Technology and Innovation and Animal health, welfare and behavior sciences. Harper Adams also has a partnership with Keele University and together runs a veterinary school that comprises of a clinical skills center, a veterinary hospital and campus-based Veterinary School hub facilities. The researches conducted at the university are mainly on livestock carbon footprint reduction, genetic approaches to improving food quality, bioenergy and renewable sources, management of soil and water, agricultural technology, crop disease resistance, agricultural landscape biodiversity and animal welfare at various research facilities of the campus like the Poultry Research Unit, the Jean Jackson Entomology Building, the Dairy Crest Innovation Centre and the Regional Food Academy.

Campus Life

The student body of the campus is represented by the Students’ Union (SU) which organizes events like comedy nights and live music in student bars and other social facilities like the Feed Store, the Welly Inn, Kaldi Café, Costa Coffee, Main Bar, Graze Café and the Conference Dining Hall. The university also arranges balls like St. Patrick’s Ball, the Summer Ball, Fresher’s Ball and Christmas mall in different seasons of the year. Many of the sports clubs of the university based on motorsport, off-roading, rugby, shooting, rowing, running, football, hockey, polo, fencing, netball, field sports, basketball, equestrian and mountain biking competes in the British Universities and Colleges Sport leagues and championships. Located at Pengwern Boat Club in Shrewsbury, Harper Adams University Boat Club (HAURC) members compete in the BUCS Rowing League. The largest club in the university, Harper Adams University Clay Shooting Club (HAUSC) competes not just in local competitions, but also in the Countryside Alliance Cirencester Cup Competition and BUCS League.

Noted Alumni

Scott Bemand who was a rugby union player, Robin Faccenda, a poultry businessman and Racheal Hamilton, a British politician are among some of the most notable alumni of Harper Adams University along with the cricketer Christopher Borrett and environmentalism pioneer Jorian Jenks.