The Royal Agricultural University was established in 1845 and was the first agricultural college in the English-speaking world. It is located in Gloucestershire and is home to students from over 45 countries.
The University offers over 30 undergraduate and postgraduate programs from their four academic schools:
- School of Agriculture, Food and the Environment
- School of Business and Entrepreneurship
- School of Equine Management and Science
- School of Real Estate & Rural Land Management
As well as the main Victorian Tudor style building, nearby Coates Manor Farm and Kemble Farm offer a variety of different farming systems and their new partnership with the Bathhurst Estate provides invaluable real-world experience to students on all of the University’s courses. They also offer an equestrian centre with stabling and livery facilities at Fossehill Farm. In 2011 the University renovated an old sheep shed into training facilities called the ‘John Oldacre Rural Innovation Centre’ where students can study short courses. There is also a library on site, as well as many sports facilities such as a gym, an all-weather pitch, squash courts and tennis courts.
Sports that students can get involved with include clay pigeon shooting, climbing, cricket, equestrian, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, netball, polo, scuba diving, snowboarding, and wake-boarding.