Harper Adams University International Office

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Harper Adams University International Office

International Office

Dr Leticia Chico-Santamarta
Coordinator for the Latin American and Caribbean Partnerships

Mrs Kai Ma
International Officer

Key Contacts

The list below contains contact details for departments and key members of staff at Harper Adams:

Department Contact/Email Telephone
Main Reception 01952 820280
Admissions and Academic Registry admissions@harper-adams.ac.uk 01952 81 5000
Alumni Julie Brook
01952 81 5297
Careers Advice Centre Maria Simpson
Conference Office conferences@harper-adams.ac.uk 01952 81 5324
Collaborative Research and Projects Kreseda Smith 01952 81 5113
Education and Examinations Sandra Ellis 01952 81 5372
Estates and Facilities Paul Moran 01952 81 5093
Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Student Payments
01952 815350 / 815276
01952 815404
01952 815214
Harper Initiatives/School and College Liaison schoolsliaison@harper-adams.ac.uk 01952 81 5044
Human Resources (HR) vacancies@harper-adams.ac.uk 01952 81 5447
Information Services servicedesk@harper-adams.ac.uk 01952 81 5555
Learner and Disability Support Jane Hill 01952 81 5417
Library (Welcome Hub) libhelp@harper-adams.ac.uk 01952 81 5393
Marketing and Communications Simon Pride 01952 81 5103
Press Office press@harper-adams.ac.uk 01952 81 5291
Vice-Chancellor’s Office David Llewellyn 01952 81 5275
Research Postgraduate Studies Vivien Slann 01952 81 5328
Short Courses Office shortcourses@harper-adams.ac.uk 01952 81 5324
Student Services Rebecca Hayhurst 01952 81 5396/ 81 5176
Students’ Union su@harper-adams.ac.uk 01952 81 5356
Taught Postgraduate Courses postgraduate@harper-adams.ac.uk 01952 81 5289

Harper Adams University

Harper Adams University is a public university located close to the village of Edgmond (near Newport), in Shropshire, England. It is a specialist provider of higher education for the agricultural and rural sector.

Our history

Thomas Harper Adams, a wealthy Shropshire gentleman farmer who had died in 1892, bequeathed his estate ‘for the purpose of teaching practical and theoretical agriculture’. Harper Adams College opened in 1901; Headworth Foulkes was the first principal of the College and there were six students.

A specialist department was created in 1909 and the egg laying trials, which started in 1912, earned the College a wide following. In April 1915, the College was the first institution to provide courses for women in wartime farm work. The college contributed to the war effort by training disabled veterans in farm work, especially poultry husbandry. In 1916, women were allowed to enrol at the college on full-time courses for the first time and were to remain until after the Second World War, when priority of places went to discharged servicemen. The College was also instrumental in providing a wide range of wartime services, such as courses in tractor driving.