Back in late April, to coincide with Hedgehog Awareness Week, our Animal Management department ran a competition, in partnership with the Kent Wildlife Trust, for our FE and HE students to produce a new design for the Trust’s ‘Best Garden for Hedgehogs’ award, sponsored by Kent Mammal Group.
One of our undergraduate students recently presented their dissertation findings at an interdisciplinary international conference on animal ethics amongst world-renowned academics at Oxford.
In recognition of the ever-changing industry and the growth in the companion animal sector, Hadlow has partnered with the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE). The partnership will see Dr Robert Falconer-Taylor and Professor Peter Neville, both recognised animal behaviour experts, contributing to the College’s successful animal behaviour degree programmes with lectures and tutorial support.
This year’s Kent County Show saw sweltering temperatures over the three days, which brought the sun-seeking visitors out in droves. As always, Hadlow College had a significant presence and profile as Livestock and Equine sponsors at the show, with the College being profiled on BBC Radio Kent on all three days and receiving television coverage on the Friday evening.
We are very proud to announce that two of our graduates have been selected to receive grants from a leading international conservation organisation for their research into bat conservation, with one of them receiving a prestigious international award for their work.
Hadlow College welcomed a series of industry experts to speak at its annual Horticulture and Landscape Conference on the 2nd March, entitled ‘The Bigger Picture’, which covered a broad range of topics, touching upon such pertinent issues as the role of cutting-edge technology in commercial horticulture and post-Brexit food security.
This year’s Lambing Weekend, our flagship event heralding the start of Spring, saw us welcome 13,000 visitors to our site at Faulkner’s Farm on the 11th and 12th March. Running for 25 years now, the event continues to expand, with this year featuring more exciting family activities and food stalls showcasing the best of our local produce than ever before
In June, the Faculty of Animal Management based at Hadlow College ran their annual international study tour to the Mankwe Wildlife Reserve in South Africa for students studying on one of the 5 different degree programmes run by the department.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Hadlow College Animal Management faculty have been running a trip to Jersey to visit Durrell Wil
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.
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.
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.
Blue Cross has teamed up with Hadlow College to help find homes for unwanted cats, whilst giving Animal Management students valuable hands on experience.
The ‘Cans For Corridors’ project aims to use funds raised from recycling drinks cans, to create wildlife corridors to connect areas of fragmented habitat in the Atlantic Forest in Brazil.
55 Students studying for their degrees in Animal Management, Animal Conservation and Biodiversity and Animal Behavioural Science and Welfare recently benefitted from a study trip to Colchester Zoo.
Our animal management students have some exciting new animals to get to know this year, including three Northern Flying Squirrels which are housed in a special nocturnal room of the animal management unit. These squirrels, together with the Sugar Gliders that we already possess, will make great research projects and allow students to conduct comparison studies, such as how they breed their young.
This summer Hadlow College’s Animal Management department will welcome a number of new arrivals.
Twenty-one excited higher education students arrived at Hadlow College on the 29th of June eagerly awaiting their departure to South Africa.
A group of Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management students have just returned home from an amazing study trip to South Africa.
Our Canterbury campus was buzzing with activity on Saturday for our Annual Canterbury Open Day. Despite the rainy start in the morning we were busy with members of the public who visited to look around and enquire about our full and part-time courses.
32 Animal Management students recently enjoyed a study trip to Colchester Zoo.
Harry Bailey, a lecturer in Veterinary Nursing at Hadlow College, has recently been elected onto the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) Council.
Hadlow College Animal Management lecturer John Pemberton armed himself with a machete against a possible attack at his camp in Thuma Forest, Salima, South Africa, where he spent his summer break tackling human /elephant conflict while helping to protect the area’s wildlife for future generations.