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Bell Cambridge and RAU launch pathway program

English language school Bell Cambridge and the Royal Agricultural University have announced a Foundation Program partnership which will allow Bell students to transfer to courses at the university in Cirencester.

Bell Cambridge says the progression agreement will allow students "to go on to some truly outstanding careers". Photo: Bell Cambridge

Students developing skillsets and knowledge while also opening doors to related career fields

The new Agricultural Science University Foundation Program, beginning September 2022, will guarantee students who successfully complete the course places on undergraduate programs of their choice at the RAU.

A similar agreement will also be offered to students on Bell’s Masters Preparation program, with places awarded on any of the master’s programs at RAU upon completion.

The Foundation Program aims to combine “innovative theories of sustainable methods for international agriculture” alongside practical visits and experiments, where students develop skillsets and knowledge while also opening doors to related career fields.

Neil Ravenscroft, deputy vice-chancellor at the RAU, said the higher education provider is delighted to be working with Bell.

“Agriculture and food supply are two of the most vital issues across the globe and it is great to have two such major global names in education coming together to provide more students with opportunities to gain international qualifications that prepare them to make important contributions to addressing shared issues around food systems and security,” he said.

“We are delighted to have formed this partnership with the RAU which will allow Bell students access to more than 30 superb undergraduate degrees spanning many different disciplines including agricultural business management, equine science, entrepreneurship, and land management,” Frank Pinner, principal of Bell Cambridge, added.

“We are delighted to have formed this partnership with the RAU”

The RAU specialises on agricultural education, research and innovation, with worldwide land-based expertise and networks with educational partners both in the UK and abroad.

Bell has partnered with over 30 universities across the UK, with its University Foundation Programs also boasting that 100% of its students successfully completed the program in 2018/19 and received offers from UK universities.

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