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Plumpton College

Established in 1926, we have continually developed and built a curriculum and business support framework across the South East, with now over 3500 students and 2500 businesses across our four centres (Plumpton, Stanmer, Netherfi eld and Flimwell).

History

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.

Education

Courses departments:

  • Adventure Education & Sport
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Management
  • Environmental Studies & Conservation
  • Equine Management
  • Fisheries & Aquatic Science
  • Floristry
  • Food Skills
  • Forest School
  • Forestry & Arboriculture
  • Foundation Learning
  • Game & Wildlife Management
  • Horticulture
  • Land Based Engineering
  • Blacksmithing & Metalwork
  • Motor Vehicle
  • School Programmes & Visits
  • Veterinary Nursing & Dog Grooming
  • Wine

Research

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: 

  • Funded Research Projects
  • South Downs National Park Research Hub - A collaborative research centre with the South Downs National Park Authority and the University of Brighton
  • Wine Research  - The only wine research centre in the UK
  • Individual Staff Research Interests

Career

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.

PhD Programmes

Plumpton College Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships related to Plumpton College. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Independent provider
Grant
19000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Scholarships for PhD Students
Merit-based

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Junhua Li
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amberscholar Scholarship
Merit-based

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Amber Student
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
28 Feb 2025
Boustany Astronomy PhD Scholarship
Merit-based

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Boustany Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1652 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship – University Bids
Merit-based Need-based

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UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Ocean Country Partnership Programme Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACU (The Association of Commonweath Universities)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Mar 2025
Boustany Cambridge Pembroke Scholarship in Philosophy
Merit-based

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Unknown
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 GBP
Deadline
23 Nov 2024
Royal Geographical Society - Dudley Stamp Memorial Award in UK
Merit-based Need-based

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Royal Geographical Society
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
55000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Francesca Norris Memorial Scholarship
Merit-based

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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Type Rating Scholarships
Merit-based

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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
Location not available

For a complete overview of scholarships for Plumpton College, visit our scholarship search.

Student services

  • As a student you’ll automatically become part of our fantastic Plumpton College Student Union (PCSU). Although you do have the choice to opt out, our PCSU plays a huge part in College life.
  • Here to organise social and fundraising events in addition to running clubs and societies, the PCSU makes sure that you, as a student, have a voice. We want to make sure all students are heard, so if you want to become more involved in campus life, you’ve got the opportunity to join our FE or HE forums.

Housing services

We’re very proud of our live-in accommodation at Plumpton. Our excellent residential facilities accommodate up to 203 students in modern comfortable rooms.

Library services

  • Our spacious, fully accessible, air-conditioned library is at the heart of the College. With lots of space for quiet study and plugs at every desk, you’ll find it’s a great place to work. 
  • There are over 10,000 books on land-based subjects, plus a range of magazines and journals, and electronic resources that may be accessed from college or home. 

ICT services

We have extensive computer facilities to support your research and easy access to printers.

Medical services

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.

Campus life

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.

  • Bwlch Mwlchan
  • Flimwell
  • Netherfield
  • Stanmer Park

Sports facilities

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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