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Advice and tips

CAREERS AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Tips for agriculture students on securing financial help

So you’ve decided what you are going to study and where – next comes the question of how you are going to pay for it. While students can get loans…

FARMLIFE

18 top tips to help you nail those exams

Have you got exams looming? Revision is never fun and it can be easy to become stressed as the pressure mounts and the days count down. We can’t guarantee you…

FARMLIFE

What's next? Options for farmers' children leaving school

A new year brings new beginnings - and for school leavers, this means considering what will happen after exams are finally over. What’s the best choice - home to the…

CAREERS AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

10 tips for preparing your CV

A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is often the first stage of a job application. It should promote an individual and highlight their credentials in order to help them get an interview…

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Case studies

CAREERS AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

4 ways into a successful farming career

When it comes to studying there are numerous ways to prepare yourself for a successful career in farming. We talk to four young people who have taken four very different…

YOUNG FARMERS

FW Awards: Ag Student of the Year finalists 2018

Britain's agricultural students are our future farmers, advisers, managers and skilled workers – without their energy the industry would be lost. All three of our Ag Student of the Year…

YOUNG FARMERS

Dairy students taught how to maximise milk from forage

All aspects of the grass-based system employed by staff and students at Chichester College’s Brinsbury campus farm in Pulborough, West Sussex, are geared towards maximising the production of milk from…

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Community

FARMLIFE

RAU students raise thousands for villages in rural Uganda

Students at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) in Gloucestershire have raised £2,922 to help fix boreholes in Uganda and give thousands of people access to safe drinking water. The money…

FARMLIFE

Student life in 2021: The good, the bad and the box sets

People around the country have seen their lives turned upside down by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Students have had to adapt quickly, with big changes to their academic and social life.…

COLLEGES

World’s top agricultural universities in 2019

Whether you're a prospective student longing to study at one of the world’s most esteemed universities for agriculture courses or simply looking for bragging rights – look no further than…

YOUNG FARMERS

Josh Dowbiggin: A placement year is the best thing I ever did

At a recent meeting of dairy farmers, I was asked by an attendee: “What makes the employment rate of Harper Adams University so high?” There are lots of possible answers…

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Insights

YOUNG FARMERS

Coronavirus: How ag studies will restart in September

Education leaders are having to adapt to changing government advice as they try to plan the teaching of thousands of new and returning students come September. Despite all the uncertainty…

COLLEGES

How a computer game is fostering new interest in farming

The phenomenon that is the online game Farming Simulator is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Farmers Weekly looks at the very real impact it is having on modern-day farming. A…

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News

COLLEGES

Northern Ireland agriculture colleges to get £75m investment

Northern Ireland’s agricultural college campuses at Loughry and Greenmount are set for significant refurbishment, following the announcement of a £75m investment programme to run from 2023-28. The work on the…

COLLEGES

Plea for government to save Newton Rigg

The government has been urged to step in at the last minute to save Newton Rigg, Cumbria’s last remaining agricultural college, from closure. York-based Askham Bryan College, which owns Newton…

FARMLIFE

Fresh plan launched to rebuild ‘new-model’ Newton Rigg Colle...

An eleventh-hour plan to save Cumbria’s Newton Rigg College from closure by opening an independent college on the site has been launched. Community organisation Newton Rigg Ltd (NRL) is calling…

NEWS

Harper Adams plans UK's first school of sustainable farming

Harper Adams university is planning to create the UK’s first school of sustainable food and farming, to help UK agriculture reach net-zero carbon emissions. Research will be used to develop…

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Opinion

YOUNG FARMERS

Opinion: How relevant is my ag degree when job seeking?

As students up and down the country are coming to the end of their degree courses, the pressure of a new question now looms over them – what next? For…

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Video

VIDEO: Harper scoop top prize in review contest

A team from Harper Adams has won Farmers Weekly's "review your college or Uni" competition, netting the £200 first prize. The competition was part of our in-depth feature profiling a…

Harper brings comedy to the countryside

Six of Britain's top comedians travelled to rural Shropshire at the weekend for a one-of-a-kind comedy event at Harper Adams University College. Comedy in the Country brought together acts including…

The Wurzels gear up for star turn

Fans of The Wurzels will be pleased to know that the scrumpy-loving West Country band are about to release a new album. A Load More Bullocks will feature a selection…

College Calendar: Steve Mears enjoys The Wurzels

Checked shirts, flat caps, handkerchiefs and moleskin trousers are not normally associated with many universities. However, it quickly becomes the norm here at Harper Adams when The Wurzels perform. The…

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