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BSc Agriculture Alumni

I was originally doing a different degree elsewhere and then I changed pathway and joined the Access to Higher Education course at Sparsholt. I have a family background in farming so when I heard that there was an Agriculture degree starting here, I thought ‘I’ll jump on it’ and I couldn’t have made a better choice. I’ve absolutely enjoyed every part of it! I was always a livestock girl, but I’ve actually moved over to really enjoying arable as well.

I’m really excited to be in the next generation of young farmers especially coming from Sparsholt because of all the facilities and technology we have here like the AI facilities, the milking parlour and the tractors with GPS. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a farming background because you learn the basics in the first year, then you feel prepared and confident going on to your second year. Even though I came from that background, I have still learned more than I thought I would.

The support you get at University Centre Sparsholt is absolutely incredible and I think that’s one of the reasons I’m really happy I chose to come here. Bigger universities are not the place for me – I do need that one-to-one support and here you can ask any teacher and they will help you no matter what, they will make an appointment with you and everyone has been incredible at helping me move forward with things like work experience or support with assignments.

The support at Sparsholt is absolutely incredible and I couldn’t have picked a better place.

Find out more about Agriculture courses at University Centre Sparsholt.