Harper Adams University Term Dates

By | 12th June 2017

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Harper Adams University Term Dates

2016/2017 Harper Adams University Holidays, Semester and Term Dates

Semester / HolidayFirst DayLast Day
Semester 1
Christmas Holidays
Semester 2
Easter Holidays
Semester 2
Summer Holidays
Harper Adams University is a University located in the West Midlands Region in the local authority of Telford and Wrekin. It 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.

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.