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Hi,

Harper Adams University is now officially on the Student Room and here to help. The account will mainly be voiced by me, Jac, but sometimes colleagues and student ambassadors will assist in answering your questions and letting you know about everything Harper Adams has to offer.

About us (to save you clicking on the profile if you haven't read it):

Harper Adams University is a small, specialist university in the Shropshire (Midlands) countryside with an outstanding reputation in its traditional field of agriculture and food production.


Our expertise is broadening as the employers we feed into develop new roles in their businesses – and as new employers turn to Harper Adams for high quality graduates (our employment rate is consistently above 96%).

We are launching a series of new courses over the next two years at our campus in Shropshire, including BSc (Hons) degrees in:

Mechanical Engineering
Geography and Environmental Management
Food Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Food Technology and Product Development
Food and Public Health Nutrition

These are in addition to existing subject areas: agriculture, agri and off-highway engineering, land management, rural surveying, vet nursing, animal studies, business and more.

We’re here to help – if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

Or pop over to www.harper-adams.ac.uk

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How often do they hold interviews for vet physio applicants and how long do they take to get back to you?


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How often do they hold interviews for vet physio applicants and how long do they take to get back to you?


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Hi Bluebell,

I'm checking that for you and will get back to you as soon as I can.

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How often do they hold interviews for vet physio applicants and how long do they take to get back to you?


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Hi again,

The interviews for veterinary physiotherapy do not commence until after the UCAS on-time deadline of the 15th January. The course is very selective so applicants are only considered for interview once they have submitted evidence of at least two weeks' relevant work experience.

If you want to ask about your application, you are very welcome to contact our admissions team directly by emailing [email protected] or by ringing 01952 815000.

Good luck!
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Thanks jac


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References already sent back in December so just waiting to find out about interview/offer replies....


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Hi Jac, I am thinking of applying for veterinary physiotherapy at Harper Adams (currently doing AS levels) and also am interested in Veterinary Medicine at other Universities. For veterinary physiotherapy it says that I need 2 weeks of work experience with references with horses and dogs. I have completed work experience at a stables with a reference but was wondering whether doing work experience at a small animal vets (to complete the requirements for vet medicine) counts as dog work experience if I get a reference when I complete it?

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Hi Jac, I am thinking of applying for veterinary physiotherapy at Harper Adams (currently doing AS levels) and also am interested in Veterinary Medicine at other Universities. For veterinary physiotherapy it says that I need 2 weeks of work experience with references with horses and dogs. I have completed work experience at a stables with a reference but was wondering whether doing work experience at a small animal vets (to complete the requirements for vet medicine) counts as dog work experience if I get a reference when I complete it?

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Hi Lollypop,

If you completed two weeks in the stables then that will be sufficient for the work experience in the first instance as it is two weeks with dogs OR horses. If you are subsequently made an offer after interview you will be asked to gain the two weeks with the dogs at that stage.

You can then discuss the type of work experience you do with the team handling your application to make sure you follow the right path.

Hope that helps - if you need any more info please let me know,

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I have only completed 1 week at a stables and have been volunteering at dogs trust but will not be able to get a reference.

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I have only completed 1 week at a stables and have been volunteering at dogs trust but will not be able to get a reference.

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Ah yes, just one week. Are you applying for 2016? If so, there should be plenty of time for work ex. If you'd like to discuss the details of what you have done and what you will do, to see if it qualifies, it might be worth emailing the admissions team [email protected], or giving them a ring 01952 815000

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Yes, I am hoping to apply in 2016. Thank you I will email them.


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I received an e-mail confirmation for an interview with Harper Adams. The email stated that I should expect to be asked about a recent development in my chosen area of study (animal behaviour & welfare). However I am struggling to find the time to research due to my working hours outside of college time. I just wondered how much the university will base their decision based on this section of the interview and if there are any places which I could be looking specifically to try and do at least a little research?
There are two areas which I am already quite intrigued in but I am unsure if they would count as relevant towards my area of study, these are:
The Naked Mole Rat - unusual anatomy, long life span, tunnelling behaviour and most importantly their immunity to cancer.
and Selective Breeding of Canines and the health issues which this has caused in specific breeds such as the GSD, Rhodesian Ridge-back and English Bull Dog to name a few.
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I received an e-mail confirmation for an interview with Harper Adams. The email stated that I should expect to be asked about a recent development in my chosen area of study (animal behaviour & welfare). However I am struggling to find the time to research due to my working hours outside of college time. I just wondered how much the university will base their decision based on this section of the interview and if there are any places which I could be looking specifically to try and do at least a little research?
There are two areas which I am already quite intrigued in but I am unsure if they would count as relevant towards my area of study, these are:
The Naked Mole Rat - unusual anatomy, long life span, tunnelling behaviour and most importantly their immunity to cancer.
and Selective Breeding of Canines and the health issues which this has caused in specific breeds such as the GSD, Rhodesian Ridge-back and English Bull Dog to name a few.
Hi - I am not involved in the interview process, but expect the lecturers want you to show that you have a genuine interest in the subject, and that you are already following relevant developments, so you need to demonstrate that. And they also want to see that you can be resourceful/manage your time. Even one article could give grounds for a good discussion - but the word 'recent' would be key if I was in your position. Good luck! Jac
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I 'firmed' my offer for Agricultural Engineering (BEng) a few weeks ago and was just wondering when I would next hear from you, in terms of accommodation etc.

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I 'firmed' my offer for Agricultural Engineering (BEng) a few weeks ago and was just wondering when I would next hear from you, in terms of accommodation etc.

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Hi Livh97,

Great to hear that you have made Harper Adams your firm choice!

Accommodation booking is due to open in May. You should receive information about the accommodation process later this month.

In the meantime you will receive various news updates etc. You are also welcome to join the Freshers facebook page "Harper Adams Freshers 2015/16" if you are on Facebook. Bear in mind that we are still processing applications and conducting interviews, so numbers in there are still small but it is a chance to start getting to know fellow Freshers - which you can do here as well. There is a Harper Adams 2015 thread

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2696130


I will post any key information here as it is released. If you think you'd like to visit the campus again ahead of September, don't forget that we have an open day on July 5th.

Best wishes,
Jac
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Hi Livh97,

Great to hear that you have made Harper Adams your firm choice!

Accommodation booking is due to open in May. You should receive information about the accommodation process later this month.

In the meantime you will receive various news updates etc. You are also welcome to join the Freshers facebook page "Harper Adams Freshers 2015/16" if you are on Facebook. Bear in mind that we are still processing applications and conducting interviews, so numbers in there are still small but it is a chance to start getting to know fellow Freshers - which you can do here as well. There is a Harper Adams 2015 thread

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2696130


I will post any key information here as it is released. If you think you'd like to visit the campus again ahead of September, don't forget that we have an open day on July 5th.

Best wishes,
Jac
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Some people have worse qualifications than me and they get an interview - why is that? There doesn't seem to be any fairness across the board😕.


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Some people have worse qualifications than me and they get an interview - why is that? There doesn't seem to be any fairness across the board������.


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Hi Bluebells - you would have to discuss this directly with the admissions team on 01952 815000. I'm afraid I don't have access to individual applicant information. The team considers a range of factors when selecting candidates for interview.

Best wishes,
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I'm hoping to apply for biovetinary science (To come in in 2016)
What work experience would be recommended?
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I'm hoping to apply for biovetinary science (To come in in 2016)
What work experience would be recommended?
Hi,

For our animal-related courses, a variety of experience is preferred, including working with farm and companion animals, wildlife and exotic species. This can be done though farm work, at kennels, catteries, pet shops, stables, veterinary practices, wildlife centres, rescue centres and zoos to name a few. Limited 'credit' may also be given for looking after your own pet. You'd need to log at least six weeks' experience - a week being a five-day block - before August 1, 2016.

See our full work experience guide here

You might also want to consider our short course for pre-vet students or our university taster

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Jac
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