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A Big Catch for Charity

Posted on 19th July 2016 in Fisheries Management

On the 15th June, our Extended Diploma in Fish Management Year 1 students organised a charity fishing match at Claygate Lakes, Marden, for the entire cohort of Further Education students from Fisheries: Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 (year 2), as part of their Angling Unit.

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Do You Have a Perfect Pooch for Our Top Students to Trim This Summer?

Posted on 18th July 2016 in General

The award-winning grooming salon at Hadlow College is looking for certain breeds of dogs to enable our students, under expert guidance from some of the UK's top groomers, to hone their skills and groom them to breed standards.

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Hadlow Group Ends Kent County Show on a High

The Hadlow Group had a hugely successful three days at the Kent County Show this year. The main marquee had a countryside and sustainability theme, with a host of exciting stands and interactive activities on offer.

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Hadlow Celebrates Bumper Haul of Prizes at South of England Show

Posted on 14th June 2016 in

Our ED2 Agriculture students had a great result in the sheep classes at this year’s South of England show, as they walked away with some top prizes for their pedigree Lleyns.

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Agriculture Students put their Welding skills to the test

Posted on 1st June 2016 in Agriculture

Two second year students studying towards the Level 3 Diploma in Agricultural Engineering have been assisting the Marketing department and putting their welding skills to the test.

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Industry Representatives Gather at Hadlow College to Celebrate Animal Management Student Successes

Posted on 25th May 2016 in Animal Management

We welcomed a host of industry representatives to our HE Animal Management Open Afternoon event on 20th May, to celebrate the hard work of our final year students. The event, held at the college’s Animal Management Unit, brought together students, staff and selected attendees from organisations who had provided invaluable support to the degree students in their studies, such as Plantlife, Colchester Zoo, the Pet Industry Federation and the RSPCA.

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Hadlow’s Agricultural Engineering Team Refurbishes Lord Colgrain’s Massey Ferguson 135

Posted on 17th May 2016 in Agriculture

Our Agricultural Engineering Team have recently completed the refurbishment of a highly notable Massey Ferguson 135. The tractor belongs to Alastair Campbell, the 4th Baron Colgrain, known as Lord Colgrain.

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Hadlow PIF Grooming School Featured on BBC2’s Choose the Right Puppy for You

Posted on 11th May 2016 in Animal Management

Hadlow’s leading-edge dog grooming school was showcased in the new BBC2 programme ‘Choose the Right Puppy for You’ on Monday 9th May at 8pm.

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Floristry Worldskills UK Regional Heat

Posted on 19th April 2016 in

We have been chosen to host the regional event for Worldskills UK, which is managed by the British Floristry Association in June 2016.

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Hadlow Students Muck In for Activity Days at Betteshanger

Posted on 4th April 2016 in Sport & Outdoor Activities

This spring marked the first collaboration between Hadlow College and Betteshanger Sustainable Parks, when nine students ran events for visitors during the Park’s week of Activity Days from 4-8 April.

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Thanet Earth Hires Staff Following Scheme With Hadlow College

Posted on 31st March 2016 in Horticulture

We are delighted to announce that a second group of students have graduated from the Movement to Work initiative at Thanet Earth, run in conjunction with the College’s Apprenticeships, Business and Community arm.

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Hadlow College Featured in The Top 100 Index at the National Centre for Diversity’s Grand Awards

Posted on 31st March 2016 in General

We are delighted to announce that Hadlow College featured in the Top 100 Index at the National Centre for Diversity’s Grand Awards. The Top 100 Index highlights the very best of the UK across 600 organisations.

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Thousands Flock to Lambing Weekend

Posted on 30th March 2016 in Agriculture

Our Lambing Weekend on the 12th and 13th March was a huge success, with unprecedented crowds gathering to see our newborns. Across the weekend, 15,500 visitors – our highest ever attendance - came to celebrate the arrival of spring and take part in the fun family activities.

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Green-fingered Gather at Hadlow College for Sold-out recording of BBC R4’s Gardeners’ Question Time

Posted on 18th February 2016 in Horticulture, Events

Hadlow College saw a packed Pym Hall last Thursday evening, with 150 local residents attending a recording of the flagship BBC Radio 4 programme, Gardeners’ Question Time.

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Hadlow College Careers & Masters Fair 2016

Posted on 10th February 2016 in Higher Education, Events

On Wednesday, 10th February 2016 students and ex-students of Hadlow College had the exciting opportunity to meet a broad range of employers and speak to them about organisations and careers in the land-based sector, amongst others.

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Hadlow College Holds Its Third Successful Training and Pruning Event at Its Huxley/BIFGA Orchard

Posted on 9th February 2016 in Horticulture

We held our 3rd annual training and pruning event on Friday 5th February, with an impressive turnout of Landscape, Horticulture and Design students gathering at the Huxley/BIFGA orchard to learn techniques from a veritable who’s-who of fruit-growing luminaries.

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BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time Comes to Hadlow College on 18th February

Posted on 29th January 2016 in Floristry, Garden Design, Horticulture

An episode of the long-running BBC Radio 4 programme, Gardeners’ Question Time, is to be recorded at Hadlow College on the evening of Thursday 18th February.

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Thanet Earth and Hadlow College Celebrate Success of New Movement to Work Initiative

Posted on 14th December 2015 in Horticulture, Events

Brimming with pride and new-found confidence, the first group of students have graduated from the new Sector Based Work Academy at Thanet Earth, run in conjunction with Hadlow College. Five participants were selected for the scheme by the Job Centre Plus in Margate, where the group of jobseekers are being supported back into work.

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Member of Hadlow Teaching Staff Wins Prestigious International Architectural Award

Posted on 3rd December 2015 in Agriculture

A member of Hadlow’s teaching staff has received a prestigious international award for his contribution to a book about architectural concepts which integrate sustainable food-growing systems into the design of cities. Dr. Howard Lee, Lecturer in Sustainable Agriculture, was jointly awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) ‘President's Award for Outstanding University-located Research’ for his contribution to the 2014 book Second Nature Urban Agriculture: Designing Productive Cities.

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Hadlow College Announces its Strategic and Operational Objectives for 2015-2020

Posted on 3rd December 2015 in Events

Our strategic plan and operational objectives for 2015-2020 were announced at an evening event for stakeholders, patrons and staff on 3rd December, held at our Animal Management Unit (AMU).

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Hadlow Celebrates Four Wins at Ashford Livestock Event

Posted on 30th November 2015 in Agriculture, Events

Our Agriculture students are celebrating after achieving four prizes at the annual two-day Ashford Fat Stock event on the 30th Nov-1st Dec. The College was awarded 1st and 4th prizes for their pigs in the 80-100kg heavy class, qualifying for the championship round, where they won 1st and Champion Pig Carcass.

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Blue Cross Cattery Update

Posted on 22nd October 2015 in Animal Management

​Since we teamed up with the Blue Cross animal charity at the end of 2014 opening our first Cattery, we have taken in 16 cats, plus 5 kittens and have successfully re-homed a total of 13 cats.

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Raccoon Dogs arrive at Animal Management Unit

Posted on 9th October 2015 in Animal Management

We have recently added two Raccoon Dogs (Latin name: Nyctereutes procyonoides) to our ever growing and varied collection of animals at our Animal Management unit.

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Leeds Castle Annual Festival of Flowers

Posted on 24th September 2015 in Floristry, Events

Two of our Floristry staff have returned from a day at Leeds Castle, where they were invited to exhibit and represent Hadlow College in their Annual Festival of Flowers.

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The sun came out for the Weald of Kent Ploughing Match!

Posted on 21st September 2015 in Agriculture, Events

Our Agriculture and Apprenticeship, Business and Communities (ABC) department enjoyed a busy day at the Weald of Kent Ploughing Match. Held in Marden, the ploughing match luckily went ahead, despite recent heavy rain and on the day the sun came out!

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Sucess at the Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show

Posted on 1st September 2015 in Agriculture, Events

It has been a busy summer for our Agriculture department, following all of their activity and involvement at the Kent County Show, the focus shifted to the Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show.

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Countryside Students have fun at Tower Hill Estate

Posted on 31st July 2015 in

Students from the Extended Diploma in Countryside Management, Diploma in Countryside and Environment, and Access to Higher Education courses recently experienced two days on the Tower Hill estate in excellent weather.

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Olly Beadle wins two medals at The Special Olympic World Games 2015

Posted on 26th July 2015 in Sport & Outdoor Activities

Olly Beadle studying Level 1 Diploma in sport and Active Leisure returned from The Special Olympic World Games 2015 in Los Angeles with two gold medals after winning both the Level 5+ Men’s Singles Gold and the Level 5 Mixed Doubles Gold with partner Laura Campbell.

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Hadlow College enjoy success at the Kent County Show.

Posted on 13th July 2015 in Events

We have enjoyed another successful 3 day Kent County Show (10th, 11th, 12th July) at the Detling Showground, with an impressive marquee packed full of faculty areas eager to showcase their part of the College.

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Hadlow Campus

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Event date 28th September 2016 at 4:30pm
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Event date 1st October 2016 at 7:30am
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Event date 23rd November 2016 at 4:30pm
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Information Evening - November (FE & HE)

Canterbury Campus, Hadlow Campus, Mottingham Campus, Royal Borough of Greenwich Equestrian Skills and Riding Centre

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Information Evening - January (FE)

Canterbury Campus, Hadlow Campus, Royal Borough of Greenwich Equestrian Skills and Riding Centre, Mottingham Campus

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Canterbury Campus, Hadlow Campus, Mottingham Campus, Royal Borough of Greenwich Equestrian Skills and Riding Centre

Event date 5th April 2017 at 4:30pm
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Hadlow Campus

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