Scholar Stories

Nuffield Scholars get to embark on a journey of discovery through their scholarship. With a unique opportunity of overseas travel, they get to experience different agricultural ideas and processes whilst studying their study topic. The impact this new knowledge has on their business and personal life is huge and adds considerable value to their careers, businesses and the industry at large.

See what our Nuffield Scholars say about their journeys…


"Being a Nuffield Scholar is an invigorating and rewarding experience. I explored so much more than just my study topic, met inspirational people, experienced traditional and transitional areas of agriculture all over the world and was offered great hospitality, stimulating discussion and exchange of ideas. Since completing my scholarship I have continued to reap the rewards of Nuffield by applying my new knowledge, and continuing the relationships that I have built, and I continue to benefit by hosting scholars from all over the world."
Jamie McCoy, 2013 Scholar
"My Nuffield Scholarship had a huge impact on me. It showed me qualities in myself I only previously suspected were there. It gave me perspective, ideas, confidence and a little bit of wisdom. I am convinced it will prove to be one of the most important things I will have done in my life."
Michael Blanche, 2010 Scholar
"Travelling through USA, China, Cambodia and India was an educational journey that has given me a new worldwide perspective on agriculture. Having being continuously put out of my comfort zone, I now make business decisions with more confidence. The Nuffield experience has positively exceeded all my expectations and I look forward to a lifetime’s involvement."
Tony Davies, 2010 Scholar
"UK dairy farms need to grow to remain competitive and DairyCo research showed that consumers cared about what farmers do. My study in the major milk producing countries and the emerging markets of the future has helped me to inform the UK industry and consequently my own business from a global perspective."
Kevin Beaty, 2010 Scholar