Hartpury College and University Centre is one of the UK’s leading land-based and sports educational establishments. Our stunning specialist campus covers more than 360 hectares and is located near to both Gloucester and Cheltenham. Hartpury is an Associate Faculty of the University of the West of England (UWE) and has been working in partnership with UWE since 1997.
It is currently working towards ‘Taught Degree Awarding Powers’ with the aim of awarding its own degrees, potentially from September 2018. Today it has more than 1500 students working towards foundation degrees, honours degrees and postgraduate qualifications in equine, sport and animal and land studies. Hartpury also offers A Levels and BTEC Diplomas to more than 1600 full time students, as well as professional courses in leadership and management, teaching and training, animal care, dog grooming, equine studies, land-based studies, first aid and health and safety.
Hartpury is the world’s largest equine education establishment, hosting three international equine events, and regularly wins national titles in rugby and football as well as rowing, golf, modern pentathlon and netball. The Students’ Union offers students the chance to get involved in a wide range of activities and events. Joining the Student Committee gives students the opportunity to become more involved in campus life and help organise events and activities on campus.
Popular clubs include Young Farmers, Outdoor Pursuits, Skiing and Snowboarding, and the Equestrian Club. All students can join the UWE Students’ Union which allows access to all facilities and services at the Bristol campus. Students at Hartpury College have an employability rate of 96.1%. Students can accessr advice on future careers, writing a CV, job applications and looking for apprenticeships. Higher education students can also contact UWE careers advisors.