Lovely little town easy access to public transport to places such as Telford town centre and stafford.

By SpanglyHerbivore1189 On 26th June 2015

Study in Newport

Harper Adams University is self-contained, located three miles outside of Newport. All around the campus are uninterrupted views of the amazing countryside. 


Harper Adams University

Harper Adams was founded in 1901 and is set on a 635-hectare farm. They are a leading specialist university in the future development of food production, processing, animal sciences, engineering, land management and sustainable business. 

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Newport Student Life

Newport is a market town in Shropshire (not to be confused with the city in Wales!). If you are thinking of studying near Newport its safe to say that you’re the kind of person that quite enjoys being in the middle of rural nowhere. 

Cost of Living


Student accommodation costs range from £90 - £167 per week; the average is £138 per week.

Compare the average elsewhere: Birmingham: £173/week, Manchester: £182/week, London: £288/week.

(prices are for all purpose-built student accommodation (both private and university-owned) over the last 12 months, as listed on StudentCrowd)

Harper Adams University has put together a helpful table of living costs comparing Harper Adams to Birmingham. It will give you a good idea of how much expenses such as rent, food and travel will cost. Check it out here

Nights Out

For a town of its size, it has a surprisingly good nightlife, mostly encouraged by the presence of the students and pubs offering everything from sports games to quiet corners. Most of this is centred around the wide high street so it’s easy to find. You’ll also find yourself at the Student Union’s Main Bar for nights out, especially Wednesday nights which are always the big night out of the week and often fancy dress theme. 

Public Transport

There is a local bus service and buses go from Telford to Newport, and then from Newport to the Edgmon campus. There are also free shuttle buses during term time and if you like to cycle it’s a great location to have a bike.

Eating Out

Harper Adams is a well-catered campus university with an abundance of restaurants, cafes and a pub, making eating out very easy! When you are keen for a change Newport has a range of pubs, bistros, tea rooms and lots more to try. Some do student deals like Indian restaurant Taste of Paradise where students can get a 4-course meal for just £7.95 on Mondays!


Newport has a distinctively wide main street which is home to independent and high street shops, picturesque cobbled streets, a wide range of cafes and restaurants, supermarkets and utilities. Slightly further away is Telford, which covers all your more serious retail therapy needs, its shopping centre has over 150 different shops so you’ll be sure to find what you need there. 

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Days Out

Attingham Park

There’s a lot of old stately homes in the area, many with large grounds and seasonal events held all through the year like the beautiful Attingham Park. Treat yourself to a posh scone while you’re there.


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One of England’s biggest cities is only an hour away with its massive shopping area and multiple big venues for concerts and theatre shows, so you’ve really got no excuse to make the most of all it has to offer.


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Peak District

As you head east towards Stafford you’ll quickly find yourself getting into the Peaks, with opportunities to go walking, boating, maybe even something nutty like hang gliding.


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Ironbridge Gorge

Classified as a World Heritage Site since 1986, the area made a unique contribution to the industrial revolution in the 18th Century. Now you can cycle, canoe or walk to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Ironbridge Gorge.

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