Harper Adams University2014 League Table Ranking 89
2014 Overall Score 537
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- Founded in 1901.
- For more information on Harper Adams' history, visit the website.
Location and transport
- Single campus location in beautiful Shropshire countryside.
- A shuttle bus is available three times a day for students living in nearby Newport to get to campus.
- Free parking for students.
- All applications considered on an individual basis.
- UCAS tariff points range 120–340.
- Get more information on entry requirements at Harper Adams on the website.
- Men:Women 58:42
- Home:Overseas 88:12
- Applications to places ratio 2:5.1
- Varied range of course areas, some with different specialism.
- Mixture of lectures and tutorials, practical lab sessions and field work.
- Courses studied in modules. Each course will have a mix of core subjects and options.
- Very high quality teaching.
- Rated highly for industry contacts and graduate employment – 98.3% of our graduates obtained full-time employment (Destination of Leavers from HE Survey 2012).
- Rated highly by satisfied students – rated as eighth in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.
- For information on research at Harper Adams, visit the website.
- High teaching quality and strong applied research focus.
- Placement experience and high employability of students.
- High standard of resources to support teaching, including the farm and other specialist resources in food, and land-based engineering.
Student facilities, including library and computing
- The ratio of University owned workstation to students is 1:4.
- All workstations have access to the internet.
- Most IT facilities open 13.25 hours each day of the week (7 hours each on Saturday and Sunday).
- The open-access areas are open 24/7 and 700 students access services through the University portal from their own laptops or computers 24/7.
- 41,000 books and 3,000 journals in the Bamford Library, making it one of the largest specialist land-based collections in the UK.
- Active Student Union.
- Many different clubs and societies available, as well as many sporting clubs and teams.
- Student Union President is a one year sabbatical position, rest of executive are first/second year students.
- Ledgendary social programme on campus.
- Excellent sport facilities including a gymnasium, heated outdoor swimming pool, rugby, cricket, football and hockey pitches, tennis courts and an all-weather sports pitch.
- Full range of sports competing in the BUCS leagues.
- Dance/fitness studio and full calendar of recreational fitness classes.
Recent/prospective new builds
- Dairy unit and further investment in the pig unit and poultry facilities.
- Regional Food Academy.
- Anaerobic digester.
- Postgraduate and professional development centre.
- Student services building.
- New farm-based teaching facilities.
- New hall of residence; new extension to student social space.
- Planned new engineering block to incorporate National Centre for Precision Farming.
Availability of part-time work
- 30–40% of students have part-time work in term time. About 90% of students work outside term-time.
- Good availability of jobs on campus in catering outlets and bar work. Opportunity to work as a student ambassador. Various job opportunities in local area.
- Annie Graham, Head of Agriculture at Sainsbury’s.
- Richard Johnson, Head of John Deere UK.
- Mark Aitchison, CEO Frontier Agriculture.
- Heather Jenkins, Director, Agriculture Strategy at Waitrose.
- Helen Browning, CEO Soil Association.
- Ken Greetham, Chief Executive, Wynnstay Group Plc.
- Robin Faccenda, Faccenda poultry (sponsor of new student services building).
- Julian Sturdy, Conservative MP for York Outer.
- Cricketer Boyd Rankin.
- Former Leicester Tigers scrum half Scott Bemand .
- Matt Farmer, championship downhill mountain bike rider 1990s.
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