Student Assignment Competition for Land-Based Colleges
The Student Assignment Competition is open to all students studying at land-based colleges in the region and is designed to encourage individual research, to improve knowledge and develop study skills. The closing date is 1st July 2017. An independent judge is appointed and prizes of £150, £75 and £50 will be awarded to the top three entries in each category at a presentation ceremony to be held at the Autumn Show and Game Fair on 1st October 2017.
First Prize Student Assignment winners 2016
South of England Agricultural Society’s Student Assignment Awards were presented at the Autumn Show and Game Fair [October 2] by Society President Charles Moore.
Karen Telford, who graduated with a BSc in Viticulture and Oenology at Plumpton College last year and is working on this year’s vintage at Bolney Wine Estate in West Sussex, won first prize for Level 4 Student Assignment with her investigative project on ‘Ascertaining the Best Media for Fermentation Yeasts’
Holly Morris, who completed her Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture at Plumpton College last year and now manages a 200 cow dairy herd in Waldron in East Sussex, won first prize for Level 3 Student Assignment with her investigation into the viability of Dexter Cattle in commercial dairy herds.
Matthew Broad, Seventeen-year-old Hadlow College student, who lives in Hildenborough in Kent, won first prize for Level 2 Student Assignment with his work experience project, detailing his work at arable and a dairy farms in Kent.
Kaine Marshall from the Brinsbury Campus of Chichester College won first prize in the South of England Agricultural Society’s Level 1 Student Assignment Competition. The Chichester College student won his prize for a study of the Brown Hare and judges, led by education expert Des Lambert, described his work as thorough and informative with some very good illustrations. The project indicated a good level of independent study and was well planned and very neatly presented and made informative reading.
Please see below for a list of eligible land-based colleges in the region: