The Guardian newspaper has released its university rankings for 2021. The prestigious scoring system placed Writtle University College in the top ten UK universities for agriculture.
The University College scored an impressive number nine and the Guardian noted that more than 90 percent of university students expressed satisfaction with teaching.
Writtle University College has been pioneering progressive approaches to land-based subjects since 1893. In 2020, it became the first UK institution to offer degrees in regenerative agriculture and, in 2021, it will add an MBA in Regenerative Food Systems to its expansive portfolio.
The new courses recognise the importance and immediacy of the challenges facing world agriculture and the environments and societies in which they operate. At the core of the new course are principles of sustainability, focusing particularly on soil health, natural resource management and biodiversity.
Dr Anya Perera, Head of School for Sustainable Environments & Design, said: "We're delighted that Writtle University College's agriculture programmes have been recognised for their high standards and excellent teaching. Regenerative agriculture is the way forward and we're pleased to be championing change within the agri-food sector."
Students who have studied agriculture at Writtle University College have achieved success in a variety of sectors. Prominent alumni include UK Ministers for Agriculture, academics, pioneering farmers and industry experts.