Hartpury has launched a new bursary – the Martin Baber Award – to support its current students who wish to study or work abroad within the agricultural sector to enhance their career prospects.
The bursary will support Hartpury University and Hartpury College students with travel, accommodation, books and equipment expenses, as well as providing funds for an initial period once they have reached their destination.
It has been generously funded by Gloucester Farmers Club and named in memory of Martin Baber, a former student and governor of Hartpury who helped it become of one of the UK’s largest and most successful land-based education institutions.
Awards of up to £1,500 are available to Hartpury students enrolled on any of Hartpury’s programmes of study who wish to engage in an agricultural-based activity abroad, subject to them meeting certain terms and conditions.
It is among a range of financial support packages available to all students at Hartpury designed to increase access to, and engagement with, development opportunities.
Russell Marchant, Vice-Chancellor of Hartpury University and Principal of Hartpury College, said: “Martin was instrumental in enabling Hartpury to develop into the leading land-based educational institutions that it is today and, thanks to the generosity of Gloucester Farmers Club, we’re are delighted to be launching this new bursary in his name.
“The Martin Baber Award is an international work experience bursary available to support current Hartpury students who wish to study or work abroad within the agricultural sector, to further enhance their knowledge, understanding, practical application and transferable skills in a global context.
“We’re committed to providing our students with opportunities to gain the real-world knowledge and experience that employers are always looking for, to help our students stand out from the crowd.”