Last Friday our Higher Education students from the BSc (Hons) Animal Management, Agriculture and Land Management, Equine Management, Countryside Management, Veterinary Nursing and Applied Horticulture courses came together in the Conference Centre at the York campus today to present their final-year research projects and dissertations to their lecturers and a variety of other interested parties, including current students, ex-students and figures from industry.
Despite a few early nerves, the final-year students confidently presented on a variety of diverse and interesting research topics and even managed to crack a few smiles along the way.
Congratulations to all of the final-year students who presented today on a job well done and enjoy the well-earned break this summer!
Our Level 1 Agriculture and Horticulture students participated in a two day course working with the Yorkshire Dry Stone Walling Guild.
The students had a brilliant time grafting away in the sunshine to build a section of a new wall from the base to the finished product!
This was a great addition to their course to implement further knowledge in their Estate Skills Module.
Young Agriculture and Equine students celebrated their animal handling skills at Stockmanship on 18 May. The annual competition features beef, sheep, dairy and equine classes and is judged by a panel of industry experts. Students were assessed on their presentation, knowledge and handling of the animal, as well as personal presentation.
Horticulture had another successful PlantFest on Saturday! By 9.40am (due to open at 10am) there was a large queue forming which was filled with eager customers looking to be the first to pick up some student grown plants! Throughout the day there was a steady stream of customers and people wanting to talk about horticultural courses.
The event, which was masterminded by the horticulture technician staff, was supported by members of the teaching staff as well as some students, all of whom really enjoyed the event.
Congratulations to agriculture students Freddie Harrison, Joe Wilsher, Lauren Rucklidge and Josh Thompson who came 2nd in The Future Beef Farmer Challenge at Beef Expo last Thursday!