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Students at Harper Adams University planning to develop careers in the meat and livestock industry can now apply for financial assistance to aid their studies.

The Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) – a UK meat industry trade charity – is offering bursaries worth up to £5,000 for each year of study.

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The BDCI bursary is open to all first or second year BSc or FdSc students, or postgraduate students on PgC, PgD or MSc courses that have a direct relevance for a future career in the meat and livestock industry. 

Ted Hoefling, BDCI treasurer said: “These awards are a new initiative from BDCI. We hope they will help students who can make a difference in the industry.”

Preference will be given to those candidates who have family or employment links with the meat and livestock industry or who have an intention of seeking employment in the industry. 

Applications must be received by noon on 15 June.

Students should contact the Harper Adams Development Trust.