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Hadlow College Staff and Students Feature in Barclays Bank ‘Backing Britain’ Video Campaign

On the morning of the 22nd November 2017, a film crew visited Hadlow to gather footage for a series of short films being produced by Barclays Bank as part of their ‘Backing Britain’ campaign.


BDGA’s Guild of Master Groomers Welcomes Newest Member: Belinda Morris of Hadlow PIF Grooming School

Posted on 23rd October 2017 in Animal Management

We're delighted to announce that Belinda Morris, team leader at our successful Hadlow PIF Grooming School, is the latest groomer to join the ranks of The British Dog Groomers’ Association's Guild of Master Groomers.


Animal Management Students Get Creative for Wildlife Trust Hedgehog Haven

Posted on 7th August 2017 in Animal Management

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.


Hadlow Student Presents Research Findings to World-Renowned Academics at International Conference

Posted on 31st July 2017 in Animal Management, Higher Education

One of our undergraduate students recently presented their dissertation findings at an interdisciplinary international conference on animal ethics amongst world-renowned academics at Oxford.


Hadlow College Partners With Leading Animal Organisations for Degree Programme Enhancement

Posted on 28th July 2017 in Animal Management, HE News, Higher Education

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.


Kent County Show Heatwave Draws Thousands as Hadlow College Celebrates 50 Years of Education

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.


Two Hadlow Alumni Among Only 17 Students Selected Globally for Bat Conservation Research Grants

Posted on 27th April 2017 in Animal Management, Alumni

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.


‘The Bigger Picture’: Horticulture and Landscape Conference Welcomes Industry Expert Speakers

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.


Thousands Attend Hadlow College Lambing Weekend for Ewe-nique Opportunity to Welcome in the Spring

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


Hadlow College’s 2016 Study Tour to the Mankwe Wildlife Reserve, South Africa

Posted on 30th September 2016 in Animal Management

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Hadlow College sets up link with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Posted on 13th November 2014 in Animal Management, HE News, Higher Education

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.


Colchester Zoo Study Tour

Posted on 3rd November 2014 in Animal Management

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.


Improvements and exciting new animals for our Animal Management Unit

Posted on 29th September 2014 in Animal Management

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.


New Arrivals Planned for Hadlow’s Animal Management Unit

Posted on 1st August 2014 in Animal Management

This summer Hadlow College’s Animal Management department will welcome a number of new arrivals.


Animal Management Degree Students Enjoy a Trip of a Lifetime

Posted on 18th July 2014 in Animal Management, HE News, Higher Education

Twenty-one excited higher education students arrived at Hadlow College on the 29th of June eagerly awaiting their departure to South Africa.


Animal Management Students visit South Africa

Posted on 12th May 2014 in Animal Management

A group of Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management students have just returned home from an amazing study trip to South Africa.


Crowds Flock to Our Annual Canterbury Open Day

Posted on 28th April 2014 in Animal Management, Floristry, Horticulture, Events

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.


Animal Management Study Trip to Colchester Zoo

Posted on 19th December 2013 in Animal Management, HE News, Higher Education

32 Animal Management students recently enjoyed a study trip to Colchester Zoo.


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