Students from staffordshire picked up special awards when they graduated from Shropshire’s Harper Adams University.
Thomas Mason, from Eccleshall, graduated with a BSc (Hons) Rural Enterprise and Land Management degree. The 23-year-old was presented with the Fisher German Prize. The prize is awarded for a group assignment as part of the final year REALM module in Rural Asset Strategy & Management.
The group’s citation read:
“The group worked very well as a team and the report and presentation were very professionally put together.“The presentation was exceptional and overall the judges stated that group had prepared ‘and excellent piece of work and in fact stood out from the others’.”
Emily Wilson, from Penkridge, graduated with a BSc (Hons) Agriculture degree and was presented with the Farmplanner Award for being part of a team named runner-up in the national Farmplanner of the Year competition to produce ideas and plans for the future of the Yattendon Estate, near Reading.
The former Plumpton College pupil said she was proud to be graduating and had thoroughly enjoyed her time at Harper Adams.
She added: “I have managed to take on a farm business tenancy with my partner so at the moment I’m currently milking our own cows until I find a job within our local area, such as in agronomy, which is what I particularly want to go into. I’m waiting for the right opportunity to arise.”
The students are part of the first cohort to graduate since Harper Adams gained full university title in December.
A total of 527 awards were handed out during graduation including undergraduate, postgraduate and PhDs.