Even though he comes from a non farming background, George, 21, is a farmer at heart and has studied agriculture at Reaseheath for the past six years.
He gained an excellent grounding on our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture before progressing
onto our Foundation Degree in Agriculture with Dairy Herd Management and then our BSc (Hons)
Agricultural Business Management one year top-up.
Alongside his studies, George has gained relevant industry experience and welcome income by working
part-time as an assistant herdsperson on two different dairy farms.
He has already been offered a permanent position after he qualifies and intends to spend the next few years furthering his practical experience. He and his girlfriend then plan to apply for a council farm tenancy so they can continue their farming careers together.
George, who chose to specialise in genetic modification and the growing biotech industry for one of his modules, has found life as an undergraduate at University Centre Reaseheath both stimulating and enjoyable.
Gaining a degree is about enjoying the experience, what you achieve and the opportunities you gain.
As undergraduates we’re encouraged to be involved with our learning programme. We have debates on topics that interest us and visit advanced and diverse agricultural businesses. We’re currently looking forward to a study tour to Canada, which will help to give us further insight into the global industry.