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The Main Building, built in 1900, was once the hub of all campus activities. Whilst it retains its' teaching rooms the Main Building has become home to the support functions of the University College, including the Exams Office, Estates and Facilities department and the Marketing and Communications team.
Bamford Library The modern, eco-friendly library is in the centre of the campus, is designed to be conducive to study, and houses a wide range of learning resources and services. A computer controlled natural ventilation system and automatic lighting that responds to the light levels outside makes the library an environmentally friendly addition to the University College. It is also home to the Engineering Design Centre (EDC) and Kaldi Café.
The library offers access to around 41,000 books, 1,250 print and electronic journals and a number of online databases. Study facilities include group study rooms and a silent study room. Sessions on using the library's resources are provided to all first year students. Refresher sessions are held for final year students to assist them with their dissertations. Staff on the enquiry desk can help you find information for your coursework or dissertations and show you how to use electronic journals, books and databases.
The building has many open access computers, a 24hr computer room and a wireless local area network to allow users to access the College Network.
Harper Adams students have the unique advantage of being able to practise 'in the field' on our own commercial College Farm. The farm, which has recently been developed, includes expanded dairy, pig and poultry units and an exciting new food research centre, and more than 550 hectares (with further expansion being planned)
The £2 million leading-edge Dairy Unit, which serves 400 cows, incorporates a 40 point internal rotary milking parlour and has a computerised system for identifying cow and milk yields - providing an excellent resource for teaching. The facilities also include a brand new Anaerobic Digester, which started generating heat and power at the end of April 2011, using farm and food waste. It offsets campus carbon emissions by more than three times over.
Multi-Gym The gym is open daily from 6:30am to 9:30pm and features modern CV equipment including treadmills, cross trainers, rowers and stepper machines along with an extensive free weights and resistance training area.
Squash We have two squash courts on campus which feature an elevated viewing area for those who want to watch or get a taste for the sport.
Swimming Pool The heated outdoor swimming pool is free to access and located in the heart of the campus.
Fitness Studio The Faccenda Fitness Studio is host to a variety of different classes, from zumba to fencing there's always something new and exciting going on!
Tennis Courts Located outside Ward hall, the tennis courts are free to use and available on a first come first served basis.
All-weather Sports Pitch The large all weather sports pitch can be used for football, hockey and netball with the ability to hold multiple sports at the same time. It can also be booked out by students for use outside of programmed events and is regularly in use at weekends and in the evenings for anything from a quick kick about to a full team training session.
Cricket The cricket pitch takes pride of place in front of the Main Building and is the first thing that visitors to Harper Adams see, the pitch is maintained by the Grounds team who also provide practise nets for teams and groups. The pitch is especially popular in summer when the annual staff vs students match takes place in front of the pavilion.
Bowling Green The bowling green is located outside the Principals Office.
Shooting The shooting ground is one of the most popular sporting activities on campus, with remote operated traps and double traps; the Harper Adams team is one of the best in the country and prides itself on the facilities available.
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Clubs and societies
The 4x4 Club Harper has its own 4x4 track but there are also weekend outings to some of Britain's best off road courses where you can put your 4x4 vehicles through, over, under and, sometimes, around the most gruelling obstacles the countryside has to offer.
Air Rifle Club The air rifle club hold regular shoots concentrating on target shooting at the Harper Adams shooting ground. 'HAUC A' Air Rifle competes in local and regional competitions throughout the academic year. The club welcomes all new members of all standards. Club air rifles are available for use. Harper Adams has a dedicated air rifle store enabling club members to safely and securely store their rifles.
Badminton Club All levels of ability are welcomed as the ladder caters for all.
Christian Union The Christian Union is one of the oldest societies at Harper Adams and brings Christian students and staff together in a relaxed environment. Affiliated to the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF), you are welcome whatever your faith.
The Conservation Society The Harper Adams Conservation Society is growing all the time and has links with the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV). Highly popular with students across all courses it will give you a taste of practical countryside management and conservation work.
The Craft Club The craft club is a growing society which meets weekly to explore different crafts, from card and jewellery making to dress making and painting.
Drama Club Harper Adams students love getting up on stage for revues, pantomimes and plays and even the staff are prepared to give it a go and put on an occasional revue in aid of a good cause - where else would your lecturers voluntarily dress up as a cow just to get you a laugh? Anyone can get involved, whether as a star of the show, helping out backstage, or just sitting back in the audience and letting them entertain you.
Environmental Conservation and Sustainability Society ECSS is a group run by students for students passionate about improving our world; the society aims to make students aware of their impact on the environment and the action they can take to help reduce this impact.
Equestrian Club The Equestrian Club takes part in BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) competitions and organises lessons for all riders of various levels. So whether you are a beginner, an intermediate or much more experienced horse rider, the Equestrian Club should provide something for you.
Football Club The football team not only play in the BUCS League (British Universities & Colleges Sport) they also play a full calendar of “Friendly” matches against local sides.
Harper Africa Harper Africa involves both undergraduate and postgraduate students from a wide range of countries including Uganda, Zambia, Ghana, Botswana and Nigeria. Their aim is to provide support for each other and to help new students to prepare for life studying in the UK and to settle in at Harper Adams in Shropshire.
Harper Cymru Harper Cymru is a growing society as more and more Welsh students make Harper their first choice. Welsh members take part in a wide range of activities and events such as the Royal Welsh Show, the Welsh Winter Fair and St David's Day celebrations.
Harper Ireland Harper Ireland brings together students from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in one of the most popular and dynamic societies. As well as looking after fellow members and offering practical help and support, such as shared trips home, Harper Ireland has a well deserved reputation for its excellent social events. Don't miss Paddy's Ball, which is now a key date for the entire university college.
Hockey Club The Hockey club is made up of two Men's teams and Two Women's teams, both competitive in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) League. Both travel far and wide on Wednesdays to play opposing teams in the leagues.
HOPS (Harper Outdoor Pursuits Society) Climbing, canoeing, mountain biking, down-hill racing, white water rafting, knife throwing, orienteering, go-karting, wind surfing: if it;s outdoors, they do it. The society regularly organises adventure weekends and trips, and once a week run a trip to a climbing wall.
Music Society The Music society this year has supported two major Musical areas. Rock and Pop in the form of the Student band 5.3% volume, which have performed at the Christmas ball, presidential elections and soon to play the Summer Ball. Other music we have supported is the classical in the form of Keele Philharmonic orchestra who are keen to work with Harper students. Whatever music you are in to playing, dj'ing, writing or even supporting we can help you to carry it on at University.
Netball Club Harper Adams Netball is an ever improving and growing club. This season saw some great successes. Girls of all levels are welcome to play BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) netball on a Wednesday afternoon and league Netball at Lilleshall Sports Centre on Thursdays. Also "friendly" matches against Cirencester are always a highlight in the season.
Raise And Give (RAG) Lots of students also get involved with the RAG organisation, which organises events such as quiz nights, slave auctions, barbecues and other events throughout the year to raise cash for charity and have some fun into the bargain.
Rugby Club The Rugby Club consists of three Men's sides and one Women's Side all competing in the British Universities league. Harper Adams is known for its tough reputation on the rugby field. The Rugby sides are feared by much larger universities for being well drilled and extremely hard to beat. Traditionally Harper sides have turned over much larger universities and this season was no exception. Rugby is one of the best supported of all Sports at Harper, Wednesday afternoons usually see rather large crowds cheering from the sidelines, and the Cirencester (Royal Agricultural College) Annual match is one of the best supported of any University fixtures.
Shooting Club Gun cabinets at Harper allow club members to store their guns on-site. The club shoot every Wednesdays and most Saturdays at the Harper shooting ground (half a mile off campus) and at different grounds around the country. All ranges of skill are represented from British Shooting champions to Masters of Clay pigeon conservation and watching. Tuition is available.
Squash Club All levels of ability are welcomed as the ladder caters for all. Join up for free and get playing!
Student Enterprise 'Harper Student Enterprise' is a new and exciting society which aims to promote entrepreneurial thinking in an enterprising world, to cultivate a rural entrepreneurial mind set and provide the next wave of entrepreneurs and rural business people.
Student Garage The Student Garage is situated on Campus and allows Students to work on and modify their Cars and 4x4’s. This facility allows you the freedom to work on your vehicles to gain practical experience of engineering and mechanics. Mad 4x4 enthusiasts or just someone interested in how their car / tractor / bike /space hopper e.t.c works. The garage gives the chance for all interested to learn new skills (under the close supervision of the engineering department of course !). The garage also offers storage of Specialist cars and Equipment. The Garage is a Student Run facility allowing for a few students a year, to in theory run their own garage. This allows for you to get the experience of managing people and time to best suit the users of the garage.
Tennis Club All levels of ability are welcomed as the ladder caters for all. Join up for free and get playing!
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