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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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    Birds of a Feather: Guest Lecture and Industry Event

    06 June 2019

    Our final year degree students in the Faculty of Animal ...

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Canterbury Campus Open Day 2019

18 May 2019 | 10:00 - 15:00
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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 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.

Registration for this event is now closed

You can still attend our Canterbury Open Day if you haven't registered - we will just need to take a few details when you arrive. See you soon!

Event Location

Spring Lane , Canterbury , CT1 1TB
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Eleanor Denniss

"There is no better group of lecturers to have behind you to succeed than those at Hadlow.” 

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management, BSc(Hons) in Animal Conservation & Biodiversity
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Alin Borleanu

Have a curious mind, never give up and always be positive. Don’t be afraid of having a hands-on approach - without getting your hands dirty in this sector, you will ...

HND International Agriculture
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Amy Shirley

A highlight of my career so far has been being nominated for Lecturer of the year for three years running.

Extended Diploma in Animal Management and BSc Animal Conservation and Biodiversity
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Lara Behr

My career highlight was designing a show garden for Macmillan Cancer Support at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. We won a gold medal.

Garden Designer at Lara Behr Garden Design
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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....

BSc Commercial Horticulture
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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.”

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
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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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Canterbury Campus Open Day 2019

18 May 2019 | 10:00 - 15:00
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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 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.

Registration for this event is now closed

You can still attend our Canterbury Open Day if you haven't registered - we will just need to take a few details when you arrive. See you soon!

Event Location

Spring Lane , Canterbury , CT1 1TB