My great Canadian experience
Powys Community Endowment Fund
Frances is studying for a BSc Hons Agriculture at Harper Adams University and was awarded £500 to support her with paying course fees, purchasing of course books and the associated costs of living away from home. The grant also enabled her to travel to Canada for a unique work experience opportunity.
“The grant I received has enabled me to broaden my experience and knowledge through travel. In April, 2017, I travelled to Ontario, Canada for two weeks where I undertook lambing work experience. Travelling to Canada to a sheep farm was a unique opportunity where I have gained valuable experience. This fantastic learning opportunity has furthered my confidence to travel abroad and has emphasised the great opportunity travel offers to meet new people and learn from others. I found the funding very helpful as I did this on a voluntary basis, and was not paid as it was work experience I completed.
Since travelling to Canada, I have continued my studies at Harper Adams University and have recently entered my second year studying Agriculture BSc (Hons). My course involves an industrial placement in my third year of study. I have therefore been applying for placement jobs. The valuable experience I have gained by travelling to Canada has added to my CV and has shown that I’m willing to learn and explore different ideas in the agricultural industry. Such a unique experience has proven to have been a talking point in interviews, and this experience has assisted me in successfully gain a placement. After this great experience in Canada, it has encouraged me to travel.”