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Wizard

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • North East Lincolnshire
Re: Agricultural Colleges
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2010, 07:35:28 am »
Good Luck Cameron whatever you decide.You can never have to much knowledge :farmer:
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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Agricultural Colleges
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2010, 04:11:27 pm »
Most Universities have schools of agriculture - at least they did. I did my degree at Edinburgh Uni. They did HND as well

Jackie 2

  • Joined May 2010
  • North Killingholme
Re: Agricultural Colleges
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2010, 07:22:10 pm »
Brooksbymelton Agricultural College is good too.

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: Agricultural Colleges
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2011, 08:17:47 pm »
Hi Cameron ....
have you chosen a college yet?!

I've just been looking at the miscellaneous section of the farmers Guardian website - there's quite a few colleges listed on there ....  and I thought of you!
:)
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geebee

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • N,E.Fife
Re: Agricultural Colleges
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2011, 06:50:49 pm »
 Hi Cameron,
North Highland College do courses in Deer Management, Gamekeeping with or without Wildlife Management, lots of Equine courses, and Vet Nursing (there are lots more men doing vet nursing these days) ?? any help?

oldwolf

  • Joined Sep 2010
  • Livingston
Re: Agricultural Colleges
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2011, 07:15:49 pm »
My youngest is off to Oatridge later this year to a Farriers course! :o :o :o
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ellied

  • Joined Sep 2010
  • Fife
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Re: Agricultural Colleges
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2011, 07:39:56 pm »
It might be worth considering staying in Scotland not just for cost of living/convenience but also the land management/agric approaches will be different here to down in the Home Counties and you will also benefit from the Scottish student funding system..

Generally speaking FE students also get more funding support than HE students and there may be more flexibility in module options at that level too if you're not entirely sure of your direction - so may be worth starting at Elmwood, Oatridge, Barony, North Highland, SAC (Edinburgh/Aberdeen/Ayr campuses) and choose one with options to complete degree level or further training in careers you're interested in..

I was looking at Rural Enterprise at SAC Edinburgh last year but couldn't manage the commute to Edinburgh for 9am lecture starts 3-4 days a week so also watch scheduling of blocks if you want/need to work to support your studies as most folk do ;)

I worked in HE until a few months ago so have a reasonable knowledge of the sector in terms of student funding and support if I can be any help :)
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CameronS

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • North East Fife
Re: Agricultural Colleges
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2011, 08:06:55 pm »
Have decided to do a HNC in Rural Land Management at elmwood for what would in-effect be by 6th year, providing i get all the grades and get an offer,

then once I'm 18 and completed the HNC, going to the SAC to take studies in the same field further, again providing i get an offer.


northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Fife
    • North Fife Blog
Re: Agricultural Colleges
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2011, 08:45:11 pm »
good choice, Cameron! Don't expect us to believe that you are under 18 !! you are one of the elders on here  ;D ;D :&>

CameronS

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • North East Fife
Re: Agricultural Colleges
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2011, 06:42:18 pm »
 ;D

OhLaLa

  • Joined Sep 2010
Re: Agricultural Colleges
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2011, 08:16:55 pm »
CameronS looks the spit of Simon Cowell in his Avatar......

 ;)

VSS

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Pen Llyn
    • Viable Self Sufficiency.co.uk
Re: Agricultural Colleges
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2011, 05:43:07 pm »
Harper Adams (Shropshire) has an extremely good reputation and a very wide range of courses.

Remember that loads of Universities also have agricultural/ land based departements.
My old college (the Welsh Agricultural College - the BEST of course) has merged with the University of Wales Aberystwyth.

Loads of choice.
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