The institute was opened by the Minister of Agriculture in July 1927 and in 1934 East Sussex School of Agriculture became the new name for the College. On 1st of January 1967 the name of the school was officially changed to Plumpton Agricultural College.
Research is also highly encouraged within Plumpton. If you’re a degree student, you’ll take on research projects throughout your course. Equally if you’re studying for a College-funded Master’s or Doctorate Degree, you’ll help to further your career and stay at the forefront of quality teaching. As a College, we carry out research through a variety of different channels:
Careers programme:Our aim is to provide a comprehensive programme of careers information, advice and guidance, to support curriculum content and work-related learning and experience, in order to prepare our students and their parents/carers for the next step in their career journey into further and higher education, apprenticeships, traineeships or employment.
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We’re very proud of our live-in accommodation at Plumpton. Our excellent residential facilities accommodate up to 203 students in modern comfortable rooms.
We have extensive computer facilities to support your research and easy access to printers.
If you’re joining us a residential student, you’ll need to register with the local doctors’ surgery. We’re able to arrange priority appointments for you and we’ll make travel arrangements for you to get to the surgery for your appointments.
In addition to our main estate at Plumpton, we’ve got four other excellent Outcentres for you to discover. Flimwell is the home of our Woodland Enterprise Centre – where you’ll be able to enjoy our range of forestry and woodland management short courses and NPTC training. You’ve also got our fantastic specialist horticultural centre at Stanmer Park extensively equipped with glasshouses and beautifully decorative areas.
You’ll be able to enjoy all of our fantastic facilities at Plumpton. Discover a new hobby or improve your skills. We’ve got lots of opportunities for you to try including badminton, cricket, hockey, netball, rugby, watersports and many more. Or how about trying our fantastic indoor climbing wall?
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