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.
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.
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.
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.
Our FdSc Fisheries Management students recently visited Darent Valley Fly Fishers to carry out an annual survey of the river Darent.
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.
Hadlow College firmly demonstrated that it was back in the fruit sector with an exceptional performance at this year’s National Fruit Show.
A group of BSc (Hons) Equine Management and BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation students recently attended this year’s Horse of the Year Show.
Twenty-one excited higher education students arrived at Hadlow College on the 29th of June eagerly awaiting their departure to South Africa.
The work of seven Hadlow College degree students, supported by Total Contact Saddles, will soon be presented at the 10th Annual International Society for Equine Sciences Conference (ISES) in Copenhagen in August 2014.
Second year degree students at Hadlow College will soon be starting their dissertation research into a range of exciting subjects across all curriculum areas.
Four Hadlow College degree students have successfully applied to attend the brand-new London Produce Show, which takes place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London from 4th – 6th June.
Pammy Hutton FBHS international dressage rider and trainer spent the afternoon and evening at Hadlow College on Monday 10th March.
Billy Stott, a BSc (Hons) Horticulture student, has today won the local heat of the Young Horticulturalist of the Year competition.
A group of Hadlow College International Agriculture students recently enjoyed a study trip to Ethiopia.
32 Animal Management students recently enjoyed a study trip to Colchester Zoo.
In a ceremony today, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal formally opened the Royal Borough of Greenwich Equestrian Centre, a partnership between the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Hadlow College.
Students studying the BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation and BSc (Hons) Equine Management degree programmes will for the first time, as part of their course, be using an innovative wire-free system to learn more about how each horse moves.
Following on from our Thanet Earth Discovery Fellowship in Horticulture a new Equine Fellowship is now underway.
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.
In March 2013, as part of a project with Wildlife Action Group Malawi, final year BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation & Biodiversity students were set the task of designing a wildlife conflict mitigation strategy for the human/elephant conflict around the Thuma Forest Reserve.
Our Hadlow College Animal Management faculty have been running a trip to Jersey to visit Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust with degree students since 2005. The trust was founded in 1963 and is involved in a large variety of conservation projects ranging from ex-situ captive breeding projects for endangered species such as the golden lion tamarin, Madagascar teal and Western lowland gorilla to name a few.
Guests, at an event held on 16th May 2013, had the opportunity for a preview and tour of the Royal Greenwich Equestrian Centre, an Olympic Legacy project involving a partnership between Hadlow College and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Richard Killian, a second year BSc (Hons) Horticulture student at Hadlow College, has been awarded the 2013 Thanet Earth Discovery Fellowship.
Students on our Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry course will have, over the next few months, the opportunity to work on a floral exhibit for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show which takes place in July.
As always our lecture demonstrations prove very popular and this one delivered by Tina Cook, despite a bitterly cold evening drew in the crowds.
Wendy Andrade, A former floristry student of Hadlow College, recently launched her brand new book – Fresh Floral Jewellery – at the Philadelphia Flower Show.
BSc (Hons) International Agriculture students, together with BSc (Hons) Horticulture students, at Hadlow College recently enjoyed a unique opportunity to meet two women cocoa farmers from Ghana as part of their degree programmes.
On Wednesday, 27th February 2013 students at Hadlow College had the unique opportunity to meet a wide range of employers.