Harper Adams University has been named as one of the UK’s top 10 universities in terms of the teaching-based skills of its staff.
A key university for pig sector businesses, Harper Adams scored 78% in a recent “qualified teacher” assessment carried out by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) and analysed by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa).
“Harper Adams employs staff with excellent industrial experience and academic qualifications but has always taken seriously the development of our people as teachers,” said the university’s learning, teaching and international director, Andy Jones, adding that the university will continue to invest resources in this important area of its work.
Hefce commented that information about teaching qualifications has been identified as important to students and is seen as an indicator of individual and institutional commitment to teaching and learning.
Harper Adams is a rich source of new graduate recruits into the pig industry, maintaining a strong focus on the annual pig industry scholarship scheme, which is run by AHDB Pork in association with NPA and a number of leading pig sector companies.