SPARSHOLT College is encouraging prospective students to pursue their dream careers at their Open Day on Saturday, October 14.

The land and environment college and university centre is holding the event from10am-2pm as an ideal opportunity for parents and students with a passion for practical subjects to engage with expert lecturers, tour the countryside campus and discover the scope of careers that can come from studying with them.

Sparsholt College’s students progress onto a range of exciting degrees and professions.

James Cairncross, a former arboriculture student is now a working arborist at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens whilst Charlotte Blackmore, who previously studied Animal Management at the College, has now started an International Wildlife Biology degree at the University of South Wales.

Student Kennedy Dellicott is currently progressing from her Level 3 Fish Management course at the College onto the BSc (Hons) Aquaculture and Fishery Management degree at University Centre Sparsholt.

She said: “A-Levels weren’t for me, however I knew I wanted to get a degree in the fishery industry and Sparsholt provided me with a more hands-on way of accomplishing this. I’ve loved learning in a practical setting and the lecturers have been so helpful; not only as teachers but as industry insiders by sharing their own bespoke experiences, informing me as a future expert in my field.”

During the Open Day, prospective students can explore courses, degrees and apprenticeships across many land-based, active and sports subjects.

Visitors can tour the facilities set across 400 acres of countryside, as well as receiving course advice from Sparsholt teaching experts.

Principal Tim Jackson said: “Our students learn from industry-recognised experts and go on to a range of careers and further training, higher apprenticeships and degree level study – often here at our own University Centre Sparsholt. Our alumni are to be found in key roles in their industries all over the world.”

He added: “At Sparsholt our students find their place, they come together to study the subject they feel passionate about, which is often already very important to them, or a big part of their life. Our campus is their classroom and our contacts in their industry take them to the next level. If you choose to study at Sparsholt, you’ll quickly become part of a learning and working community dedicated to your success.”