‘One of the best things about Harper – the placement year’

I go to Harper Adams University College and I am studying FdSc Agriculture. I’m currently on my placement year and this is one of the best things about Harper – the placement year. It allows you to gain actual job related experience, meet new people of all ages, and gain many contacts out in industry. It also aids in getting a job after uni, which in current economical circumstances is a great help!

The fact that Harper has its own farm on-campus is one of its strongest points with regards to lectures, research or just going for a walk around and having a nosey at some rather impressive kit!

The services available, such as the library and the Faccenda building are very modern and have everything you could wish for! Plans to add to these facilities by extending the legendary student union, redeveloping the Ancellor Yard and modernising the engineering block will enhance the Harper experience further. All of the staff are very helpful and are always willing to help you.

The social life is second to none, it is the only place you can go out by yourself and there is always somebody out that you will know and have a good time with! There are no end of clubs to join, such as the clay shooting team and the rugby club. The socials are hellish and are always the highlight of the week! The student union is excellent; some of my best nights ever have been in the bar! Drinks are nice and cheap and the Wednesday night themes never fail to impress.

The reason that Harper is so good is because everyone is so friendly there, and everybody is there to have a good time. The banter is unbelievable and the things that you get up to are just insane! Some of the antics that I got up to are probably too wild to be told on here, but I don’t know any Harper student that doesn’t have stories that are very explicit!

The bad points about Harper are – being on placement is very annoying when you know you have a lot of friends at Harper having a crazy time without you, you never come back clean after a night out (especially on a night out in the bar), your daily live weight gain does increase significantly and you can only live in halls for your first year!

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