Marshal Papworth Scholar completes Horticulture MSc

September 2020

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Danisa Matebesi is celebrating the successful completion his MSc in Crop Production (Horticulture). An experienced lecturer, Danisa teaches transferable skills and specialist knowledge to horticulture teachers in Zimbabwe.

Danisa studied at Writtle University College (WUC) from 2019 to 2020, with the support of the Marshal Papworth Fund. Since its foundation in 2001, agricultural and horticultural students have benefitted from the Fund's scholarship programme.

On September 18th 2020, WUC welcomed Sandra Lauridsen, Marshal Papworth's Fund Coordinator, to present Danisa with a certificate of completion marking the end of his course. Sandra said: "This year has been a challenging year for all of our MSc students, but they have done us all proud with their resilience and commitment to making the most of their Marshal Papworth scholarship and have a real impact on the lives of their communities when they return home. I hope that the regular contact with myself has been of extra benefit this year, as well as all of the Marshal Papworth committee, who have been on hand to help and support our students in these difficult and unprecedented times."

Danisa said: "The MSc Crop Production (Horticulture) at Writtle University College is unique in that it covers the whole latitude of issues in the horticulture value chain from a global perspective. I thank the East of England Agricultural Society's Marshal Papworth Scholarship Fund for making it possible for me to access this specialised learning."

WUC offers taught postgraduate horticulture awards on a full and part-time basis including Horticulture, Crop Production (Horticulture) and Postharvest Technology. Research activity and consultancy work are significant aspects of the postgraduate programmes, covering many aspects of crop production and fresh produce management.

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