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Advice and tips


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…


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…


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…


10 top revision tips for farming students

Revision can strike fear in the hearts of many students, but it doesn’t have to. Hayley Parrott gives a few pointers on how best to tackle your revision during the…

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Opinion: It's wrong to ignore hands-on farming as a career

Since I left my office job to go into farming, I have been told more than once it’s a “shame” I gave up my career. Some people seem to think…

Fund helps farmers in developing world

The Marshal Papworth Fund provides scholarships to educate agricultural and horticultural students from developing countries. Chairman James Parrish explains more. Q What are some of the main issues facing farmers…

What farming careers can current agricultural students expect?

What jobs are the current crop of graduates taking? We talk to the colleges and students, as well as an employer, to find out. Never has British agriculture needed an…

Two new roles put plenty on my plate

20-year-old Harriet Wilson is going into her second year at Harper Adams, where she is studying for a BSc in Agri-Food Marketing with Business. Back home she manages her own…

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Case studies


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…


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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Josh Dowbiggin: 7 tips for your first job in farming

For any university graduate, starting in the working world can be a daunting process. We all want to ensure we make the right impression, but there is more to the…


Campaign launched to teach ag students about mental health

While a student at the University of Nottingham, Jerome Fielder launched a campaign to put mental health issues on the curriculum. Now, newly graduated, he is continuing his fight – and would…


17 things people don’t tell you before you start ag college

Hoping to study an agriculture-related subject at college or university this autumn? What can you expect? What will the people be like? The course? Are the rumours true? Here’s what…

Which farming breed are you? Young farmers and students

You might remember our funny, irreverent look at some of the characters that make the British countryside what it is. As part of the tongue-in-cheek guide to rural personas, we met…

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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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£27,000 bursary on offer to attract non-farmers to farming

A student bursary worth £27,000 is on offer to help bring fresh talent from outside the industry into the agricultural sector. The John Innes Foundation (JIF) offers a bursary to…


World's top agricultural universities in 2018

Want to study agriculture at university but are confused about where you should be looking? Would-be ag students who dream of studying at one of the world's top universities for the…


Harper Adams team win Farmplanner competition

The annual Farmplanner competition has been won by a team of five students from Harper Adams university. The contest, for students attending an agricultural university or college, provides a real-life…


Cows in class - students learn with holographic cattle

We've all been there. A dreary grey day stuck in a stuffy classroom listening to the teacher droning on in front of a PowerPoint presentation. Not exactly the most thrilling…

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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: 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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