Study our student ’10 of the best’

Farmers Weekly has profiled 10 of the best places to study agriculture and land-based subjects in the UK – but do you agree with our choices?

We’ve spoken to students, staff and lecturers at leading ag colleges and universities to get the low-down on what makes the student experience so special – from the location, courses, halls and extra-curricular activities, to the facilities, quality of teaching, social life and sporting credentials.

The institutions that made our shortlist are Sparsholt College, the Royal Agricultural College (RAC), Harper Adams, Coleg Llysfasi/Llysfasi College, Myerscough College, Reaseheath College, Newcastle University, Bicton College, Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) and Riseholme College.

However, we’re well aware that this list isn’t exhaustive and there are loads of other top choices, so we want to hear from you.

Send us a review of your student experience in words, pictures or video and you’ll be in with a chance of winning £200 cash. The information you send us could also lead to your college or uni being featured in our next university and college feature.


There are loads of simple ways you can tell us what you think, whether it’s about the course itself, the locality, the halls, the extra-curricular activities, career services, social life or sporting scene.

You might be a current or past student, a parent, a lecturer, or you might have attended an open day and want to share your initial impressions. You might want to tell us what makes (or made) your student experience so special, or perhaps there’s something you’d change that could make it even better.

You can submit your review in any of the following ways:


Film a short video, either on your phone or oa hand-held video camera. It doesn’t have to be long (30 seconds is enough) and it certainly doesn’t have to be BBC standard – it just needs to give us a flavour of one or more aspects of what life is like there (or was like when you were a student). Then email the YouTube link to


If you’ve got just a sentence or two to write then post it on the forum thread, but if you’d like to write in slightly more detail then email You don’t need to write a dissertation, but 100-300 words might be nice.


Send a series of snaps, either of the place or something that captures your student experience

Alternatively you can upload some to our designated gallery (this is quick and easy to do – you’ll need to register first, but this only takes 90 seconds to do).

You can also send a link to a set of pictures on Flickr or an album on Facebook.

We are welcoming submissions relating to any agricultural or land-based course in the UK. The comment/review we like best wins £200 and we’ll be publishing a selection of your comments/pictures to publish in a future issue of Farmers Weekly.

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