Edgmond Parish Council 

Harper Adams University

Harper Adams is Shropshire’s first and only university. Its mission is to deliver higher education and research for the delivery of a sustainable food chain and rural economy.

Founded in 1901 after wealthy gentleman farmer Thomas Harper Adams bequeathed his considerable estate 'for the purpose of teaching practical and theoretical agriculture', Harper Adams has remained true to its agricultural roots and now offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses plus industry-relevant research through five key academic departments:

  • Animal production, welfare and veterinary sciences
  • Crop and environment sciences
  • Engineering
  • Food science and agri-food supply chain management
  • Land, farm and agri-business management

The university also offers short courses and work-based learning developed in conjunction with employers.

Students on undergraduate degree programmes are usually based at the Edgmond campus for the first, second and fourth years of study. In the third year, they are required to complete a work placement in a position relevant to their course. While some students gain employment in the local area, a handful at the university itself, placements take students to all corners of the UK and beyond, therefore the resident student population is lower than 2,000.

Key contacts

All the latest news and events listings can be viewed at www.harper-adams.ac.uk

Matters concerning student behaviour or welfare should be reported in the first instance to student services. Telephone 01952 815222 or email studentservices@harper-adams.ac.uk

Conference office: telephone 01952 815324 or email conferences@harper-adams.ac.uk

Reception: Telephone 01952 820280

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