Dean’s awards for three outstanding UCR graduates from the Class of 2022

Dean’s awards for three outstanding UCR graduates from the Class of 2022 A degree level apprentice whose research project is saving her employer thousands of pounds, a mother of four who balanced her own full time study with home schooling through the Covid-19 pandemic and a mother of six who got to grips with new […]

Fifth industry accolade for Food Centre team

Fifth industry accolade for Food Centre team Reaseheath College’s outstanding Food Processing Halls team has once again achieved the highest standards of Food Safety and Hygiene within a food production facility. Following a rigorous audit against the latest BRCGS (British Retail Consortium Global Standard) Version 8, the team has been awarded the prestigious AA standard […]

Graduation of University Centre Reaseheath’s ‘Class of 2022’

Graduation of University Centre Reaseheath’s ‘Class of 2022’ Over 250 graduands who completed degrees at University Centre Reaseheath (UCR) this summer have joined peers from the University of Chester, our strategic alliance partner, for a spectacular graduation ceremony held in Chester’s historic cathedral. The graduands were awarded degrees in agricultural science, animal management, canine clinical […]

Animal Science undergraduates experience real-world conservation in Africa

UCR Animal Science undergraduates experience real-world conservation in Africa Animal Science undergraduates at University Centre Reaseheath participated in an immersive conservation programme during a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Africa as part of their degree studies.  Undergraduates from both our Animal Behaviour and Welfare and our Zoo Management degree courses visited Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, to […]

Conservation and Animal Science undergraduates hone ecological survey skills

Conservation and Animal Science undergraduates hone ecological survey skills Conservation Science and Animal Science undergraduates at University Centre Reaseheath recently honed their species identification and ecological survey skills during a 10-day field course to Somerset and Cornwall. The students identified well over 200 species of fauna and flora over the 10 days, by undertaking reptile, […]

UCR students present findings at national zoo industry research conference

UCR students present findings at national zoo industry research conference Three Animal Science undergraduates from University Centre Reaseheath have shared their research at the BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquaria) Research Conference.  The conference was held at the Zoological Society of London Zoo and was a great opportunity for our students to […]

UCR’s ‘Class of 2021’ enjoy belated celebration 

UCR’s ‘Class of 2021’ enjoy belated celebration A degree level apprentice whose research project saved her employer thousands of pounds, a mother of four who has begun a new career as a dairy herdsperson and an animal scientist whose dissertation uncovered unusual bird behaviour were among top graduates to receive awards at a belated ceremony […]

Graduate works to empower young conservationists

Graduate works to empower young conservationists As Chair of Chester Zoo’s groundbreaking Youth Board, BSc Zoo Management graduate Felix Rowan-Young has been instrumental in ensuring that the opinions of young conservationists are heard across the world famous zoo and further afield. Felix and fellow board members were recruited to the UK’s first zoo-based Youth Board […]

Robotic milking system leads the way in green digital technology

Robotic milking system leads the way in green digital technology Our recently installed automated robotic milking system and its associated data hub are already proving a fantastic asset to our campus farm by delivering training in cutting edge green technology to staff and students. The hi-spec Lely Astronaut A5 has two robotic milking stations incorporating […]

Vertical farming centre showcases technological innovation

Vertical farming centre showcases technological innovation The UK’s largest training and research centre for vertical farming has been completed at Reaseheath College and University Centre in Cheshire. Vertical farming is the practice of growing plants indoors under fully controlled and sterile conditions in stacked layers. It offers a means of growing safe, healthy and nutritious […]