I’m 20 years old and have recently graduated from Reaseheath College with Triple distinction award and top student after studying the National Diploma in Agriculture.
I can honestly say that I had the Reaseheath experience. I started in September 08 as a shy young girl and left in July 11 as a confident young woman.
The first year of the NDA concentrates on the basic principles of agriculture, with the second year a one-year placement that not many colleges still offer – and this was one of the main reasons that I chose Reaseheath as I wanted to gain more experience in the industry.
The college was fantastic at helping to find a placement and were always on the other end of the phone during that year out. In the third year we concentrated on the farming enterprises such as dairy beef and pigs and all aspects of crops, also farm business management exercises take place.
We also had the fantastic opportunity to travel to Canada on a study tour which was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see farming on a whole different scale.
The social life at Reaseheath was brilliant and I have made true friends for life. Tuesday night was Nantwich night and the college would provide a bus there and back but if you were a bit slow and missed the last bus it wasn’t far to walk or get a taxi. Thursday night was disco night and there was always a theme which would get you into the bar cheaper if you were in fancy dress so it meant more money for drinking. I think that us Agrics found the farmers’ theme the best disco to dress up for partying the night away in overalls, wellies and a cap.
I have to say that the best thing about Reaseheath is the lecturers they are more like friend really, always there to give you support and guidance but would not be far behind you to give you a kick up the backside when assignments needed doing.
I would recommend Reaseheath to any one looking for an all-round fantastic experience while gaining the knowledge to get a job at the end of it.
writes Sarah Sutton