Our world is your world. Careers in land-based industries.

Welcome from the editor

Welcome to Harper Adams University and our careers website. We are the UK's leading specialist provider of higher education for the agri-food chain and rural sector. We are also very well known for our brilliant graduate employment rate - check out the employability page to find out how and why! Whether you are from a land-based background or the city, still at school or a mature student considering a return to university, know what subject you're interested in or open to ideas, we can help. And if you don't find what you're looking for here check out our prospectus or university website, come along to an open day, to a UCAS HE fair, or just give us a call - check out the useful numbers.

We're immensely proud of all of our students and graduates and we know you'll enjoy reading about those featured on this website. We've split it up into subject areas and in each one you'll find lots of inspiring people in jobs they love... people who were once just like you, facing choices, making decisions, looking forward to making new friends and experiences at university. You'll also find links to videos, photos, interviews, blogs, social media and further information.

Why the name 3.7m?

Good question! The UK food supply chain currently employs 3.7 million people and that figure is rising*. The industry is already the UK's biggest employer and will need another 250,000 employees by 2020. That adds up to a whole lot of jobs waiting for people with the right skills and qualifications - in other words, you! And that's not the end of the story - our courses equip you for many careers outside the food supply chain too, anything from veterinary nursing to teaching.


Claire Robertson-Bennett


Useful links

Bright Crop Logo www.brightcrop.org.uk - Agriculture. It's dirty, smelly, boring and low paid, right? Wrong. Bright Crop is here to show you just how many interesting and exciting opportunities there are in farming and food supply. Explore the website and find out more.

www.harper-adams.ac.uk - the main Harper Adams University website. Find out about all the courses on offer, information on our excellent facilities, all the latest news and much more...


James Armstrong

James Armstrong was one of four roving photographers capturing graduates and students in their workplaces and on campus at Harper Adams, including placement student Joel Westaway.

Hannah Horton

Editorial assistant Hannah Horton wrote several of the features you'll read in 3.7m.

Alice Morris

Alice Morris lent her writing and organisational skills to the magazine, producing features and organising photo shoots across the UK.