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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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Hadlow Floristry Students win Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Posted on 20th May 2015 in Floristry

Hadlow College’s Floristry department are celebrating after being awarded a ‘Gold’ medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and also winning RHS Chelsea Floristry College of the year 2015.

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Fisheries study tour to Elphicks Fisheries

Posted on 18th May 2015 in Fisheries Management

Our Extended Diploma in Fish Management Year 1 and 2 students have recently enjoyed a study tour to Elphicks Fisheries in Tonbridge.

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Agriculture students celebrating some new arrivals.

Posted on 14th May 2015 in Agriculture

Our Level 3 extended diploma in Agriculture students are working towards an assignment based around a poultry production project. They have 3 incubators all requiring different levels of care containing Quail eggs, Bantoms and Hens.

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RHS Chelsea Floristry College of the Year 2015

Posted on 14th May 2015 in Floristry, Events

Our Level 5 Floristry students are busy creating their entries for the RHS Chelsea Floristry College of the year 2015 competition, which will take place at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

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The River Canche - Level 3 Extended Diploma Year 1 & 2 Outdoor Activities Study Tour

Posted on 4th May 2015 in Sport & Outdoor Activities

13 Level 3 extended diploma in Outdoor Activities students have recently returned from a study tour to France where they spent 4 days camping in La Fontaine des Clercs.

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Agriculture students benefit from grassland demonstration.

Posted on 27th April 2015 in Agriculture

Representatives from Burden Bros Agri Ltd and Sumo UK Ltd visited Hadlow College and gave a presentation to around 60 Level 3 extended diploma in Agriculture students. The talk focused on getting maximum productivity out of grassland through good soil management.

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Animal Care students helping the community

Posted on 23rd March 2015 in Animal Management

18 students from our Canterbury site recently spent two days (working one day each) at the Happy Endings Rescue Centre in Faversham as part of their Level 1 Diploma in Land-Based (Animal Care) course.

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New Foal for Hadlow College Equestrian Centre

Posted on 18th March 2015 in Equine Management

Our Equine students were celebrating a new arrival this weekend as Tilly gave birth to a Chestnut Colt at 04.10am on Sunday morning.

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A Great Family Day Out at Annual Lambing Weekend

Posted on 16th March 2015 in Events

Hadlow College staff and students have celebrated another successful Lambing Weekend.

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Do You Need an App for That?

Posted on 13th March 2015 in Apprenticeships

This week, as part of National Apprenticeship Week, our team of advisers have been out and about around the South-East asking businesses whether they have an “app for that”.

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Student success at the Jim Green Memorial Competition

Posted on 13th March 2015 in

A group of Level 2 Diploma Skills for Working Life students have recently returned from the South of England Show ground after taking part in the Jim Green Memorial Competition.

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Horticulture students experience Iceland’s sustainable technology

Posted on 5th March 2015 in Higher Education, Horticulture

A group of eight final year BSc Horticulture students have recently returned from a study tour to Iceland. Where they experienced the sustainable techniques used in glasshouses as well as seeing the sustainable use of geothermal energy in Icelandic Horticulture.

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Cans for Corridors Update

Posted on 26th February 2015 in Animal Management

Since joining the cans for corridors project, run at Durrell Wildlife in November, our students have been collecting aluminium cans in order to raise funds for the ‘Cans For Corridors’ project in Brazil.

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Princess Christian’s Farm Poultry Enterprise

Posted on 12th February 2015 in Animal Management

Students at our Princess Christian’s Farm campus in Hildenborough are working on an exciting new Poultry Enterprise project – a new purpose built area with wheelchair access to enable students of all ability to care for the poultry birds. The Poultry Enterprise project is self-funding and is student led every step of the way. A grant from KCC was obtained and with help from private donations the project has been made possible.

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Annual Careers Fair

Posted on 11th February 2015 in Events

Hadlow College students and pupils of Hadlow Rural Community School had the unique opportunity to meet an exciting variety of employers and speak to them about organisations and careers in the land-based sector at our Annual Careers Fair.

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Hadlow Searches For “Land-Based Business of the Year”

Posted on 11th February 2015 in General

Once again, Hadlow College – together with Brachers LLP – is sponsoring the ‘Land-Based Business of the Year’ category in the Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA).

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NPTC Level 5 Floristry Distinctions

Posted on 9th February 2015 in Floristry, Higher Education

Two Hadlow College Floristry staff are celebrating passing their NPTC Level 5 Diploma in Floristry with Distinction. This is the highest floristry qualification available in the UK, requiring the highest levels of floral design, design concepts and techniques.

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Horticulture Degree Students Benefit From Industry Conference

Posted on 4th February 2015 in HE News, Higher Education, Events

We recently held our annual Landscape and Horticulture Conference, attended by current Higher Education students studying both the BSc (Hons) and FdSc Horticulture programmes, as well as those on the FdSc Garden Management, HND Landscape Management and HND Garden Design programmes.

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Sports Students Work with Local Schools

Posted on 19th January 2015 in Sport & Outdoor Activities

Over the last few weeks our Extended Diploma in Sport students and our Level 1 and 2 Public Services students have been assisting with the delivery of Physical Education lessons for pupils at the Hadlow Rural Community School (HRCS).

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Football Academy Students Complete Their Football Coaching Badge

Posted on 8th January 2015 in Sport & Outdoor Activities

Hadlow College Level 2 and 3 Football Academy students have completed their level one football coaching badge this week with Charlton Athletic.

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Animal Management Students Work With Blue Cross

Posted on 5th January 2015 in Animal Management

Blue Cross has teamed up with Hadlow College to help find homes for unwanted cats, whilst giving Animal Management students valuable hands on experience.

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Land-based Technology Students Busy in the Workshops

Posted on 22nd December 2014 in Agriculture

Our Land-based Technology students have been busy in our engineering workshops, with several new projects coming in for repair or restoration, plus a few of the long term projects being finished off.

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Events

Fishing at Grove Farm Sat 4th & Sun 5th July 2015

Hadlow Campus

Event date 4th July 2015 at 7:30am
Fisheries Management, Events

Grove Farm Open Day

Hadlow Campus

Event date 31st July 2015 at 10:00am
Fisheries Management, Events

Fishing at Grove Farm Sat 1st & Sun 2nd August 2015

Hadlow Campus

Event date 1st August 2015 at 7:30am
Fisheries Management, Events

Grove Farm Open Day

Hadlow Campus

Event date 21st August 2015 at 9:59am
Fisheries Management, Events

Fishing at Grove Farm Sat 5th & Sun 6th September 2015

Hadlow Campus

Event date 5th September 2015 at 7:30am
Fisheries Management, Events

Fishing at Grove Farm Sat 3rd & Sun 4th October 2015

Hadlow Campus

Event date 3rd October 2015 at 7:30am
Fisheries Management, Events

Taster Day

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

Event date 30th October 2015 at 9:00am
General, Events

Taster Day

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

Event date 19th February 2016 at 9:00am
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