University of Reading

With BSc programmes in agricultural business management, straight agriculture, animal science, rural environmental sciences and rural resource management, Reading University has produced students that have gone on to all sorts of agricultural careers,including farm managers, farm consultants and environmental surveyors.


The statistics show that the number of students going straight into employment, as opposed to travelling, carrying out further study or returning home hjave increased from 65% in 2001 to 73% for 2005, comments Alison Bailey from the university’s Department of Agriculture.


Even given the increase in school tuition fees, the number of students enrolling on agricultural-related courses has nearly doubled this year. Most of those students are likely to enter the industry at management level, and only 18% of students graduating from 2005 went back to the family farm, she says.


 































READING STUDENTS STUDYING AGRICULTURE-BASED COURSES

Subject

Year 3

Year 2

Year 1
Agriculture
9

9

17
Agricultural Business Management
16

22

21
Rural Resource Management
4

3

11
Rural Environmental Sciences
6

8

3

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