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Why Choose Hadlow?

Excellent Facilities

With investment of over £28m in resources over the past ten years, the College now offers an impressive array of practical and teaching facilities to support high quality teaching and learning.

All curriculum areas have a strong commercial aspect to them, with farm shops, a garden centre, commercial glasshouse complex, dairy, florist and an Equine Centre being just some of the business which students can gain experience in. Together with the Royal Borough of Greenwich, we have opened a state-of-the-art Equestrian Centre, which uses some of the resources from the London 2012 Olympics, and our Animal Management Centre is the largest of its kind in the UK.

Strong Links With Industry

In a competitive job market, it's not necessarily the classification of degree that is important; it's often more about the skills that you've gained whilst studying for it.

Part of your rural university experience at Hadlow College is that, as a graduate, you will have been taught by industry professionals - people who have already been where you aspire to be.

By working with our industry partners, we have included a strong job-related element in all of our degree programmes to give you the practical skills, as well as theoretical knowledge, so that - as one of our employers recently commented - you are 'instantly commercial' when you leave.

Smaller Class Sizes

As a degree student at Hadlow College, you will enjoy the friendly atmosphere of a campus university with the smaller class-sizes more common in Colleges. Your experience will include individual one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor, who is there to advise you on any problems you may be having, as well as comprehensive additional learning support should you need it.

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    Horticulture Students Discuss Impact of Brexit on Food Production

    26 November 2018

    Students on the BSc (Hons) Horticulture programme recently came together ...

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Jamie Petchell

Jamie is well regarded around the world for his in-depth knowledge of the asparagus crop, particularly in terms of varietal development and choice of plant material.

HE Commercial Horticulture
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Matt Castle

I wanted to travel the world, practicing what I’d learnt at Hadlow. So I applied for a job in one of the most remote and harshest climates on the planet....

Hydroponics Manager, Ascension Island Government
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Clare Beadle

“There are many different exotics we get in – we’ve seen flamingos, snow leopards. We do get a varied amount of animals that come through.”

Manager, Animal Reception Centre at Gatwick Airport
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Chloe Brooker

A great memory was meeting a great group of people, not just students but lecturers and being able to extend my knowledge in the animal sector.

BSc Animal Management
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Luke Aislabie

The course doesn’t just teach you about the subject, it also gives you the opportunity to learn life skills. 

BSc Aquaculture and Fisheries Management
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Emma-Louise Spicer

My diploma and degree at Hadlow College developed in me a vast knowledge and skills base which set me up for a positive career ahead.

BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation and Biodiversity
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Di Murphy

There was such a mix of backgrounds and experiences to draw from amongst my fellow students and the course gave me a fantastic grounding in horticulture and design.

HND Garden Design
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Lewis Bennett

My employer, a small salmon company in the northwest highlands of Scotland, was looking for someone with an academic background in aquaculture to innovate the company.

BSc (Hons) Aquaculture & Fisheries Management
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Matt Town

The emphasis on practical skills and industry experience creates many opportunities to build networks and equips students with the essential skills employers seek.

BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation & Biodiversity
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Annie Barnes

I visited Hadlow College for an Open Day ... and pretty much signed up to the Landscape Management programme there and then!

HND Landscape Management
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