**Why you should study Horticulture at WUC…** - We have an unparalleled reputation in the horticulture industry for producing highly employable graduates who have the necessary attributes to succeed in a growing and dynamic industry. - Our horticulture courses are endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Horticulture. - We have respected teaching experts who engage with the industry to provide you with the latest knowledge and insight into horticultural practices. - You will be able to participate in industry visits as part of your course, including trips in the UK and overseas. - We provide a green environment with extensive landscape and plant collections for you to explore during your studies, as well as dedicated research glasshouses and laboratories to further your knowledge and research. - Our course content reflects our experience of teaching and supporting students from a diverse range of backgrounds. - You will be encouraged to access a range of scholarships, travel bursaries, internships and work placements in order to enrich your learning experience. - You will have the opportunity to explore the science of plants in a laboratory, the application of technology to horticulture, learn about the care of plants and help answer present and future challenges facing horticulturists in the 21st century. - You will be able to develop and enhance your own interests and specialism within horticulture as part of your course. - There is a strong emphasis on practical skills within our courses and this is demonstrated through a Writtle Skills Award which recognises your practical abilities and confidence in order to boost your employment prospects. This course is aimed at those interested in consumer-driven fresh produce supply and sustainable and ethical systems to ensure food security, in a changing global context. Through familiarity with horticultural practice, graduates will gain a cross-professional understanding of horticultural principles and how these can be applied to embrace socio-political and economic priorities in the UK and beyond. The course will allow graduates to be employment ready with a wide range of career opportunities; opportunities to gain industry-valued employability skills are placed at the core of the scheme’s design. This will include the ability to problem solve and think across disciplines, refining critical analysis and thinking skills with the opportunity to acquire leadership qualities through group work and projects . A key aim is to foster cultural awareness to ensure graduates can function effectively in an European and international context that resonates with the operations of the industries it serves.