Situated in the dairy county of Cheshire, the agricultural degrees cover a range of farming practices and reflect the latest developments within the industry. The latest addition to the industry standard facilities on campus will soon be the new robotic milking system, which will give students the chance to develop their knowledge of alternative dairy farming systems and technologies. University Centre Reaseheath has a national reputation for delivering quality training within the specialist field of dairy herd management and is the only institution in the UK to offer a degree in this area.
The Animal Management Training Centre was the first educational establishment in the UK to be granted a zoo licence and is dedicated to education, training, conservation and the welfare of domestic and exotic species.
The equine science courses are designed to produce graduates who are industry-ready by combining scientific research and technological advances with access to relevant industry experience. Since 2011 four equine undergraduates have been awarded the prestigious BEF MAREC Internship at Virginia Tech in the USA, the world’s leading equine breeding and research centre.
The Reaseheath Food Centre is an industry-leading academy with an international reputation in the food and drink sector. The £7 million Centre provides one of the best equipped food processing teaching facilities in Europe. The food department is the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink Dairy Champion and the state-of-the-art BRC7 Grade AA facilities include a commercial dairy, butchery, commercial bakery and innovation rooms. Dairy courses are run in conjunction with Project Eden which ensure that the UK dairy industry has access to some of the best dairy technology training. Undergraduates also become an Associate Student Member of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST).
The garden design degree programme is approved by the Landscape Institute and aligns with the Pathway to Chartership syllabus and Landscape Institute areas of practice. Student also take part in garden design and builds at prestigious events such as the RHS Tatton Flower Show. Over the last decade former students have won 2 Best in Show, 4 Gold, 8 Silver Gilt and 4 Silver Awards for their RHS medal winning gardens.
With £8.3 million invested into Reaseheath’s National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology, University Centre Reaseheath is proud to be supporting one of the UK’s largest industries. Their large-scale commercial production units are one of the most modern glasshouse training facilities in the UK and are often used for innovative, industry-led crop trials. Plans for a vertical farming unit are also currently underway, enabling students to keep up with the latest data and digital technologies.
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