A bumper crop of students on the BSc
The new cohort of BSc Horticulture students have arrived at Duchy College Rosewarne. All 14 are students returning to the College from years past, some of whom started their horticulture education at Duchy by studying for Royal Horticultural Society part-time qualifications and have worked their way up to doing the degree course ? the first of its kind in the South West.
The BSc Horticulture, approved by the University of Plymouth, aims to help students to capitalise on the growth in the horticulture industry. They will graduate with management skills, alongside academic and applied knowledge, making them a valuable asset to any horticultural organisation.
Subject areas which will be studied on the course include:
• Advanced Plant Use
• Technology Transfer and Sustainable Practice
• Contemporary Issues In Horticulture
• Horticulture In The Environment
• Honours Research Project
In addition to this, from this year, the Rodda Building where the HE Horticulture students will primarily be based, is to be formally known as the Centre for Horticulture and Applied Plant Science (CHAPS). The Centre has been created by Dr Barry Mulholland, Course Manager of the BSc Horticulture and Marshall Hutchens, HE Programme Manager, in order to show the huge amount of important horticultural research and development carried out at the College, recognised both nationally and internationally. The expanding programme of Higher Education provision has seen research activity that focuses on such areas as novel growing systems, rare species conservation, invasive plant control, biofuel crops and soil use and management.