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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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    Vision 50 Prototype Launches at Kent County Show

    06 July 2018

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Canterbury Campus Open Day - March 2019

23 Mar 2019 | 10:00 - 13:00
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This is your chance to explore our beautiful Canterbury campus, talk with our friendly tutors and discover more about what it's like to study one of our animal management courses at Kent's only 'Outstanding' land-based college.

Let your future career grow when you choose to study at Hadlow College! Find out how at our Open Day and speak to our tutors about life as a land-based student.

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Spring Lane , CT1 1TB
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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 Animal Management
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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 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 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 Health, Safety and Environmental Consultant for Potter Raper Partnership
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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 Landscape Architect, Jacobs
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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 Cleaner Fish Co-ordinator, Loch Duart, Scottish Highlands
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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 Senior Research Assistant, African Bat Conservation, Malawi
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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 Wildlife & Conservation Management (Countryside)
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Georgia Child

I would highly recommend studying for a degree at Hadlow. I know it sounds like a cliché, but choosing to study at Hadlow was honestly the best decision I have ...

BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Behavioural Science and Welfare Animal Management
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Mark Ballard

I love the practical side, the things I could never do at the city farms in London – such as the tractor driving and the sheep work on a large-scale. ...

BSc (Hons) International Agriculture Agriculture
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Canterbury Campus Open Day - March 2019

23 Mar 2019 | 10:00 - 13:00
open-day-canterbury-main

This is your chance to explore our beautiful Canterbury campus, talk with our friendly tutors and discover more about what it's like to study one of our animal management courses at Kent's only 'Outstanding' land-based college.

Let your future career grow when you choose to study at Hadlow College! Find out how at our Open Day and speak to our tutors about life as a land-based student.

Register for this event

Event Location

Spring Lane , CT1 1TB