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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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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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Agricultural Engineering students moving on

Posted on 8th July 2015 in Agriculture

The engineering department this year has 11 leavers who are all going into the engineering trade, farming or Higher Education within engineering.

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Animal Managment students get insight into London Zoo Veterinary Department

Posted on 6th July 2015 in

A group of Level 2 Animal Nursing Assistants recently enjoyed a trip to London Zoo Veterinary Department.

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Hadlow College win ‘Best in Show’ at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Posted on 1st July 2015 in HE News, Horticulture, Events

Hadlow College’s vision for the regeneration of a former mining community in East Kent has seen it win ‘Best in Show’ at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

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Agriculture students enjoy New Holland Agriculture factory tour

Posted on 26th June 2015 in Agriculture

On 26th of June two mini busses full of Agricultural Engineering Students set off from Hadlow for a factory tour at New Holland Agriculture in Basildon. This had kindly been arranged by Doug Arnold from Haynes Agri Tech who are a local New Holland dealership working closely with the Agricultural team at Hadlow.

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Hadlow College launch PIF Grooming School

Posted on 22nd June 2015 in Animal Management

Our new dog grooming salon, Hadlow PIF Grooming School is managed jointly by Hadlow College and the Pet Industry Federation (PIF) the leading trade association for the pet industry.

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Forestry and Arboriculture students get a bird’s eye view

Posted on 18th June 2015 in Horticulture

Our Forestry and Arboriculture students recently had great fun dismantling a very large tree on the Hadlow Campus using a crane.

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Another successful South of England Show

Posted on 15th June 2015 in Events

We have enjoyed another successful South of England Show. Our main stand, run by our Agriculture department and a committed team of Agricultural Engineering students, was well attended by visitors with course enquiries.

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Countryside Students visit Dartmoor

Posted on 15th June 2015 in Countryside, Wildlife & Game Management

15 students from Year 1 and Year 2 of the FdSc Countryside Management course recently enjoyed a Study Tour to Dartmoor, staying in camping pods (wooden structures providing basic accommodation) or camped on the banks of the East Dart, at Brimpts farm in the heart of the National park.

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The Bikes are back!

Posted on 1st June 2015 in

We have launched our 2015 Spring and Summer cycle scheme. As part of our ‘LESS’ programme Hadlow College staff are being encouraged cycle around the Hadlow campus, rather than driving.

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Events

Affiliated Dressage

Hadlow Campus

Event date 1st May 2016 at 10:00am
Equine Management, Events

Medway Horticulture and Apprenticeships Fair 7th & 8th May 2016

Medway Campus

Event date 7th May 2016 at 10:00am
Events

Unaffiliated Dressage

Hadlow Campus

Event date 8th May 2016 at 10:00am
Equine Management, Events

Dressage Clinic - Mary-Anne Horn

Hadlow Campus

Event date 14th May 2016 at 10:00am
Equine Management, Events

Canterbury Open Day

Canterbury Campus

Event date 21st May 2016 at 10:00am
Events

Annual Horse Show

Hadlow Campus

Event date 22nd May 2016 at 10:00am
Equine Management, Events

Course Information Evening (May)

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

Event date 25th May 2016 at 4:30pm
Events

Taster Day

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

Event date 3rd June 2016 at 9:00am
General, Events

Fishing at Grove Farm Sat 4th & Sun 5th June 2016

Hadlow Campus

Event date 4th June 2016 at 7:30am
Fisheries Management, Events

The Royal Greenwich Equestrian Centre Open Day

Royal Borough of Greenwich Equestrian Skills and Riding Centre

Event date 4th June 2016 at 10:00am
Events

Clear Round Show Jumping

Hadlow Campus

Event date 8th June 2016 at 5:30pm
Equine Management, Events

Open Farm Day

Princess Christians Farm

Event date 11th June 2016 at 10:00am
Events

Equine Clinic

Hadlow Campus

Event date 11th June 2016 at 10:00am
Equine Management, Events

Open Day

Hadlow Campus

Event date 18th June 2016 at 10:00am
Events

Fishing at Grove Farm Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd July 2016

Hadlow Campus

Event date 2nd July 2016 at 7:30am
Fisheries Management, Events

Grove Farm Open Day

Hadlow Campus

Event date 29th July 2016 at 10:00am
Fisheries Management, Events

Fishing at Grove Farm Sat 6th & Sun 7th August 2016

Hadlow Campus

Event date 6th August 2016 at 7:30am
Fisheries Management, Events

Grove Farm Open Day

Hadlow Campus

Event date 19th August 2016 at 10:00am
Fisheries Management, Events

Fishing at Grove Farm Sat 3rd & Sun 4th September 2016

Hadlow Campus

Event date 3rd September 2016 at 7:30am
Fisheries Management, Events

Fishing at Grove Farm Sat 1st & Sun 2nd October 2016

Hadlow Campus

Event date 1st October 2016 at 7:30am
Fisheries Management, Events