Your #ComingToHartpury2023 offer-holder guide
“We challenge and support our postgraduate students to get involved with projects and build on the latest studies. Wework collaboratively, enabling students to develop new expertisewhilst enhancing their careers and contributing to important social, environmental and economic issues. ” Professor Stephen Draper Academic Dean
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Congratulations Congratulations on receiving your offer to study a postgraduate qualification at Hartpury University. As a specialist university, we’re among the best at what we do, so you’ve made a great choice. Whether you’re developing your existing expertise or embarking on a complete career change, progressing from undergraduate study or joining us after a break from education, we’ll support you to achieve your goals. You’ll benefit from learning that’s embedded in industry. Our campus is a hive of professional activity with nine successful businesses that provide learning facilities, research test beds, volunteering and paid roles. You’ll learn from experts in their fields, most of whom are creating change in professional roles or through important scientific research. They’re also exceptional lecturers – we’re ranked in the top six in the UK and number one in the South West for teaching quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 . In this guide, you’ll discover more about Hartpury postgraduate student life. You’ll also find out what happens next, between now and when you enrol with us.*
Professor Stephen Draper Academic Dean
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*Subject to meeting the conditions of your offer.
D I F F E R E N C E
Our specialist professional focus makes us different to other universities, meaning we’re fully immersed in our industries. From commercial learning environments and leading professionals to business hubs and over 3,000 business partnerships, you’ll find everything you need to enhance your networks and career opportunities. Industry-led qualifications Our qualifications are designed in partnership with industry bodies and employers, which enables our postgraduates to meet labour market demands. The professional nature of what we do means you’ll apply what you learn in business settings, making your skills directly applicable to the real world. Diverse professional networks We draw on our professional networks of over 3,000 employers from across the globe to enhance learning experiences. Students hear from professionals in lectures, undertake volunteering and internships, contribute to important research and collaborate with experts on real-world projects.
Making it enjoyable Through clear, engaging teaching activities,
including lectures, workshops and practical sessions, our students are taught to make sense of complex ideas and enjoy their studies. That’s whywe’re ranked in the top six in the UK and number one in the SouthWest in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 for teaching quality. Valuing innovation By valuing education that sits alongside industry, you’ll learn with the latest technologies, most of which blend professional practice with important scientific research, enabling you to develop your expertise to the highest level and innovate in the professional world. Caring for you We’ll consider your unique skills and experience, supporting you to explore new opportunities. We keep our teaching groups small, so we can adopt a personal approach to your development. Realise your career goals Define and achieve your career pathway with access to professional coaching, bespoke workshops, and tips on polishing your CV or preparing a business plan in our Innovation, Careers and Enterprise (ICE) centre. We’re accredited by the Matrix Standard, which means you’re guaranteed to get the highest standard of advice and guidance.
We’re ranked in the top six UK universities in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 for teaching quality
Over 3,000 employer partners
*Graduate Outcomes, 2022: reflects 2020 graduates in employment, further study or other purposeful activity within 15 months
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“My research will help to influence more tailored coaching and games programmes, better suited to the differing development rates of talented young footballers whose potential may otherwise not be reached.” Gerry McGinty , Football Coach, Cheltenham Town FC Academy, MRes (Sport)*
Accept your offer Postgraduate places at Hartpury are competitive. Accept your offer early to secure your place. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org
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*Now called MRes Sport and Exercise Science
By studying a postgraduate qualification, you’ll deepen your expertise as part of a curious and likeminded learning community. You’ll open new opportunities to create a meaningful career for yourself, whilst changing the lives of others through improving best practice.
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Go further Postgraduates are more likely to progress to highly skilled roles than those holding alternative qualifications. They’re also more likely to be in employment than graduates and non-graduates.*
Deepen your expertise By immersing yourself in the subject you’re passionate about, supported by expert staff, industry networks and facilities, you’ll gain new understanding to help you thrive in your study and career. Broaden your skills Working side-by-side with teaching staff, researchers and industry partners will embed important transferable skills that employers look for, such as communication, agility and problem solving. Make a difference Take the topic you care about and use it to make a difference in your specialist area. You’ll have the tools and support you need to improve your professional practice. Connect with industry trailblazers From collaborating with leading academics to experienced peers and industry specialists, postgraduate study offers you the chance to create new connections and career opportunities. Command a higher salary Postgraduates have better earning potential. A 2021 government survey revealed that the average postgraduate salary is £42,000/year, which is higher than that of graduates, and the gap is widening.*
Lifelong partnerships When you graduate, you’ll become part of the Hartpury Alumni Network, made up of over 19,000 former students, spanning both the globe and the institution’s seven decades. You’ll benefit from discounts for further study, careers advice, and guidance, as well as invitations to exclusive activities and events.
Graduate Immigration Route
International students who have been awarded their degree have the opportunity to stay in the UK and work, or look for work, for two years post study.
*Graduate Labour Market Statistics, 2021
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A S P I R A T I O N S
We’re home to students and staff from over 60 countries, meaning our campus is alive with people from different backgrounds and cultures. You’ll share your journeywith a diverse community of likeminded individuals, exploring new ideas and creating new possibilities for your own future and the futures of those around you. Here you can discover what a few of our postgraduate students and graduates are up to.
“Whether you want to go into research, come up with your own business, or do something completely innovative, Hartpurywill support you to be successful .”
Discovering new areas of equine biomechanics Isabeau Deckers PhD (equine spinal biomechanics) MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy Home country: Belgium
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Supporting talented athletes
Ryszard Chadwick Player and Coach, Play Rugby USA MSc Sports Coaching MRes Sport and Exercise Science* Home country: USA
Students and graduates from over 60 countries worldwide
Informing future equine coaching practice
Enhancing agricultural wellbeing
Ellen Gibson PhD Researcher (One Welfare in dairy farming) Home country: UK
CelesteWilkins PhD (rider biomechanics) Researcher BSc Equine Science graduate Home country: Canada
Influencing animal welfare policy
Optimising workplace wellbeing
Amanda Gates Director, Animal Welfare Agency MRes Anthrozoology Home country: UK
Lewis Grinsell Lifting Club Coach, Gymshark MSc Strength and Conditioning Home country: UK
Pioneering new dairy herd management systems Aisling Caroll Equine Science Lecturer PhD Researcher (microbiome, health and wellbeing in calves) Home country: Ireland
Advancing international veterinary practice
Zuraiz Hamza Khan Equine Veterinarian MSc Equine Science Home country: Pakistan
Fulfilling coaching potential
Championing female sport
Joao Duraolino Rugby Union Coach MSc Professional Development in Sports Coaching Home country: Portugal
Hannah Clark PhD Researcher (female athletic training) MSc Strength and Conditioning Home country: UK
Inspiring public engagement in marine conservation Simon Hubbard Guest Experience Manager, Bristol Aquarium MSc Applied Animal Behaviour andWelfare** Home country: UK
Providing unrivalled veterinary physiotherapy
Manessa Faal MJFaal Chartered Physiotherapist PGDip Veterinary Physiotherapy Home country: UK
*Previously Masters in Research (Sport). ** Previously MRes Animal Behaviour and Welfare
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CAMPUS LIFE Cutting-edge facilities and 360 hectares of beautiful rural space
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Create changewhere it matters to you.
Creating impact is high on our agenda. Our postgraduate students enjoy the best of both worlds. You can get involved with important research and industry projects, both inside and outside your learning, through dissertations, module briefs and voluntary roles.
We’re ideally placed to provide an environment for our postgraduate students to thrive as individuals, while creating new ways of working to help improve performance, prevent injury and disease, promote sustainability and enhance quality of life for people and animals. Our 360-hectare rural campus , blending advanced technologies with acres of rural space, is home to a vibrant hub of professional learning, a place where you can develop the skills needed to improve the future, for yourself and those around you. Across the following pages, you’ll discover more about the learning opportunities available to you.
Not yet visited campus? Book your place at a campus open event: www.hartpury.ac.uk/uni-openevents
Explore our campus virtually: www.hartpury.ac.uk/uni-virtual-tour
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SPORT AND EXERCISE
Benefit fromour proven track record in sport and health education. Make the most of our fantastic linkswith community and performance sports organisations. We’re in the enviable position of being able to provide opportunities for students to engage with a wide range of applied settings across performance sport, business and enterprise, schools and community groups. Multi-million-pound facilities, extensive professional networks and sports clubs on site will help you to make the most of unique opportunities.
Connect with leading businesses Our reputation for excellence in sport provides access to industry experts, live business briefs, and work placement opportunities via our Sports Business Hub. Partnerships include British Rowing, Cheltenham Town FC, Gloucester Rugby, CIMPSA, The Society of Sports Therapists, Forest Green Rovers FC, Team Bath Netball, and more. Going green Students and staff are leading green initiatives across the UK, most recently leading the development and launch of a new carbon-neutral clubhouse for Bream RFC. Improving public health We’re supporting local schoolchildren to increase their physical activity. Through a PhD Studentship, we worked with over 700 local primary school children to develop a classroom-based physical activity intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour and improve movement ability.
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recently invested in high-performance facilities
“We’ll explore howwe can build on your experiences to get youwhere youwant to be . We’ve got the experience and flexibility to really shape individual journeys for our postgraduate students.”
Sarah Lee Head of Department
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Ahigh-performance setting 10 Sports Academies on campus make us the ideal place to develop professional coaching skills or undertake research to help improve the world of performance and grassroots sport. We’ve produced over 250 international athletes across the past 15 years. We’re also home to high-performance squads: Hartpury University RFC Championship team, Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s RFC Premier 15s team, Hartpury University Football Club, Hartpury Futsal Club, Hartpury Netball Club, and Hartpury University and College Boat Club. Fulfilling potential Students and graduates contribute to the world of performance sport in many ways, for example, creating bespoke performance analysis packages for Gloucester Rugby and developing new youth academy coaching programmes for local clubs.
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“ The learning environment is great . The interactions I have with staff and other students are collaborative. We share experiences and ideas, we debate as professionals and support each other to grow.”
Joao Duraolino Rugby Union Coach MSc Professional Development in Sports Coaching
World-class technologies Our multi-million-pound facilities include some of the most advanced in the UK, enabling our students to reach their full potential. We have eight grass pitches and two 3G pitches (one rugby and one football) with integrated cameras, human performance and biomechanics laboratories with integrated tartan track and force platforms, a medical centre and rehabilitation suite, as well as specialist cross training, power, and performance gyms for strength and conditioning. Students also have access to an anti-gravity treadmill, an altitude chamber, a 1,500m 2 sports hall, training tracks and more. Go far Access global performance analysis software by Hudl to analyse and improve performance across different disciplines. Dream big Join sports scientists to support Paralympians to train to beat world records using our cutting-edge facilities.
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ANIMAL AND AGRICULTURE
Join a talented community that’s leading theway in animal and agricultural science.
Promoting conservation and biodiversity
If you care about the protection of natural resources, you’ll find everything you need on campus. From developing new innovative ways to protect endangered species to understanding ethics and law to influence new policies, we’ll support you to make a difference to the future of the natural world. Doing it differently We think outside the box, which means our research has real impact, for example, our students and staff are trialling detection dogs as a new way to help protect hedgehog populations from declining as a result of urbanisation.
Our 360-hectare rural campus provides an inspiring place to
Our new £730,000 Equine and Animal Assisted Activity Area is used by students for learning and research opportunities.
develop your understanding of the natural world. You’ll have access to over 70 animal species in our Animal Collections and equine centre, an abundance of wildlife, a successful commercial farm and Agri-Tech Centre, as well as a diverse mix of academic and industry experts, each with their own specialism.
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Outstanding canine expertise Our canine specialisms enable us to drive forward newways of working to improve athletic performance, health and welfare. Students work on canine performance projects with the Kennel Club’s GB Agility team, hydrotherapy projects with The Cotswold Dog Spa, assisted therapy projects in our bespoke facilities, and a diverse range of biomechanics, nutrition, physiotherapy and welfare projects with academic staff and different organisations. A professional approach Our Canine Hydrotherapy Centre on campus is pioneering new approaches to therapy and rehabilitation for dogs. Students gain experience here and focus their studies on important topical areas. Canine opportunities With British Flyball Association members on site, there are opportunities to support with research and collect canine training and performance data throughout the year.
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Feeding theworld Play a key role in shaping the future through sustainable agri-science and
business practice. You’ll have access to our government-backed Digital Innovation Farm project and £2 million Agri-Tech Centre, situated on our campus-based commercial farm. Together, we’re carving out new ways of working across the supply chain, improving productivity, as well as animal and farmer health and wellbeing.
£2million Tech Box Park Phase two in our Digital Innovation Farm includes a newTech Box Park to provide work spaces for agri-business. The project is partly funded by European and Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership Investment; our strong industry links provide excellent collaboration opportunities.
Digital Innovation Our 10-year Digital Innovation Farm project aims to make us a leading national Agri-Tech Centre . Backed by the government, we’ll be working with big businesses to play a key role in the testing and development of food products.
Commercial farm and Agri-Tech Centre
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“Hartpury has opened new doors and enabled me to share my passion with likeminded interesting people, from lecturers who have supported and encouraged me, to professionals who have inspired me.”
Creating newcareer opportunities Our professional networks will enable you to engage with employers, hearing from professionals in lectures, working on live project briefs and undertaking collaborative research to improve practice. Our connections include A-Law (UK Centre for Animal Law), NFU, Arctic Quest, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, LEAF, Müller, Vale Vets, the Animal Behaviour and Training Council, the RSPCA and many more.
Amanda Gates Director, Animal Welfare Agency MRes Anthrozoology
Our Animal Collection includes over 70
domestic and non domestic species
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Shining a spotlight on equine rehabilitation We understand the world of equine therapy and rehabilitation, with globally leading expertise in hydrotherapy and high speed treadmill treatment facilities and programmes. Over 20 years’ experience made us the ideal co-producer – alongside the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) and Petplan Charitable Trust – for the world’s first international guidelines: Equine Water Treadmills: a guide for users , which are informing the training of hundreds of sports horses worldwide. Getting stuck in Postgraduate students support and lead important projects in our Equine Therapy Centre, designing and implementing treatment programmes for a range of horses, from novice to elite.
Learn from the world’s leading water treadmill
experts using our brand new water
30+ years at the heart of UK equestrianism
treadmill facility, which includes new teaching and stable facilities.
Be supported to develop your skills in an inspirational and thought provoking environment. You’ll learn from academic and industry experts, exploring new topics that suit your interests and aspirations. As part of your learning, you’ll have access to 50 Hartpury horses, our equine therapy, hydrotherapy and rider performance centres, community groups and a busy events centre.
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Our Margaret Giffen Centre for Rider Performance Our renowned rider performance centre is used for learning and research by over 600 Hartpury students, as well as to support riders of all abilities. This includes the following groups, who you could have access to as part of your postgraduate studies: Industry professionals as part of industry- led research utilising our simulators Para-riders at an annual para-dressage boot camp Riding for the Disabled members who develop their riding skills on our simulators before getting on a real horse.
“Our courses allow students to go from having fascinating classroom-based conversations to getting out in the field, putting their ideas into practice in real world environments, on campus and in their workplaces.”
Catherine Porter Head of Department
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“ Hartpury is the best equine education centre in theworld . Having it on my CV, as well as the skills I’ve learnt there, has given me new global job opportunities.”
Zuraiz Hamza Khan Equine Veterinarian, Royal Endurance Team, UAE MSc Equine Science
One Welfare Welfare is at the heart of everything we do. Your learning will be underpinned by the principles of the global One Welfare project. You’ll learn to optimise the welfare of horses, humans and the environment in decision-making. Frommaximising community engagement in best practice to counteracting UK-wide and international welfare issues, our students and staff are helping to implement One Welfare on campus and in their own careers. Ethics in practice A recent MSc Equine Science research study has inspired new ways of thinking about the benefits of equine assisted therapy for young people with autism, working with British business Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship.
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Launched in 2022, our new Equine and Animal Assisted Activity Area is ideal for training and research
Fulfillingyour professional potential Our incredible equestrian heritage provides students with unparalleled opportunities. You could gain professional experience on campus in our equine therapy and rider performance centres. Alongside, our two annual international equestrian events will enable you to work behind the scenes, experiencing events management and marketing first-hand. We also have extensive connections with governing bodies and businesses including racecourses, charities, veterinary centres, research laboratories, nutritionists, professional athletes and coaches and more.
Our reputation attracts new partnerships continually. In 2022 we were chosen as the host for the FEI Dressage and Eventing European Championships for Young Riders and Juniors 2022. This saw us welcome thousands of European professionals to Hartpury.
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Our courses have been developed in consultation with external experts and industry leaders to ensure you develop the skills and knowledge to progress within the profession. You’ll learn from highly qualified industry professionals specialising in equine veterinary nursing or small animal patient care, as well as our own expert veterinary nursing team. The online nature of this course means you’re joining a diverse community of veterinary nurses from across the UK. You’ll debate ideas, share experiences, and review literature during your scheduled sessions, applying teaching material to real scenarios. You’ll be supported to engage with and thrive in your learning, ready to progress in your specialist area of interest.
Accredited by the RCVS Gain an RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing on completion
Choose your specialism With four distinct pathways, you can align your career goals with your individual interests.
Clinical Nursing and Client Support (Equine or small animal) Become a confident communicator
As you progress into client-facing roles, being a confident and competent communicator will be essential to ensuring your success. Whether you’re running clinics, evaluating and managing patients, carrying out long-term disease monitoring, or overseeing end of life care, being able to communicate effectively with your clients will be a key part of your day-to-day responsibilities.
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Perioperative Nursing and Patient Safety (Equine or small animal) Become a trained auditor As an established veterinary nurse, learning how to carry out a clinical audit may be a key part of your professional development within practice. You could be managing and measuring protocols, taking responsibility for patient safety, dealing with clients, and monitoring your surgery against corporate and/or national benchmarks from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). If you have a special interest in anaesthesia, analgesia, and the intensive care of equine patients, this course will advance your critical care nursing knowledge. You’ll develop your problem-solving skills to assist in providing appropriate anaesthetic and analgesic protocols for even the most complex of cases, providing safe and effective nursing care to all equine patients undergoing surgery. Diagnostic Imaging and Rehabilitation (Equine) Become an equine diagnostic specialist Progress your specialist skills in equine veterinary diagnostics and patient rehabilitation, as you take a lead role in managing equine patient care and client communication. You’ll learn how to develop creative solutions to applied problems, prepare equine patients for diagnostic imaging modalities, and evaluate rehabilitation techniques for equine patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Critical Care (Equine) Become an expert in anaesthesia
Dr Carol Gray Programme Manager, Postgraduate Certificate inAdvanced VeterinaryNursing “Our approach is to create an online community of collaborative learners who support, inspire, and enthuse each other. Scheduled sessions are dedicated to debate, discuss, and critique the latest literature. We want to empower our students to realise their enormous potential as RVNs and develop their careers within their own specialist areas of interest.”
Catherine Phillips Head of VeterinaryNursing at HartpuryUniversity
“The key to developing the profession is nurturing its most valuable asset, Registered Veterinary Nurses. Our RCVS-accredited courses have been designed with industry specialists to produce highly skilled veterinary nurses, qualified to improve clinical nursing through evidence-based practice.”
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YOUR ACADEMIC EXPERTS
Outstanding teaching and research is high on our agenda. This means you’ll get the best of both worlds – access to the latest research science and engaging learning activities to help you make the most of your studies. Here you can meet a fewmembers of our fantastic postgraduate teaching and research team.
Finding innovative ways to protect endangered species
Dr. Vicky Melfi Research Centre Lead Expertise : Human-animal interactions in wild and captive contexts
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Improving understanding of animal psychology and welfare practice
Exploring equine anatomical symmetry and the link to performance, health and welfare Dr. Kirsty Lesniak Programme Manager and Senior Lecturer MSc Applied Equine Science, MRes Equestrian Science Expertise : Equine anatomical symmetry and performance
Dr. Ben Brilot Programme Manager, MSc Applied Animal Behaviour andWelfare Expertise : Animal psychology and emotional states
Improving ethical decision-making for human-animal relationships
Among the UK’s leading veterinary physiotherapists
Dr. Chris Pawson Senior Lecturer, MRes Anthrozoology Expertise : Human and animal behaviour
Dr. Gillian Tabor Programme Manager and Senior Lecturer, MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy Expertise : ACPAT Veterinary Physiotherapist
Influencing national animal welfare policy and practice
A leading global equine physiology and rehabilitation expert
Dr. Wanda McCormick Animal and Agriculture Head of Department
Associate Professor, Kathryn Nankervis Research Centre Lead, Equestrian Performance Expertise : Water treadmill exercise and rehabilitation
Expertise : Physiological impacts of welfare challenges in captive animals
Designing sustainable farming models to optimise productivity
Collaborating on projects to advance equine health and performance
Professor Matt Bell Director of Agriculture Expertise : Sustainable agri-food systems and enterprise
Dr. Russell MacKechnie-Guire Reader in Equine Biomechanics Expertise : Horse-saddle-rider interaction and spinal kinematics
Discover more Simply search for the relevant name in our academic research hub to read the biographies of the experts you’ll be learning from. http:/ hartpury.pure.elsevier.com
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Improving the science behind athlete recovery
Luciana De Martin Silva Principal Lecturer, MSc Sports Coaching
Expertise : Coach education, sports pedagogy, physical activity and health
A leading voice in sports management and public health
Dr. Kevin Harris Programme Manager, MSc Sports Management
Expertise : Sports management, development and public health
A certified coach focused on long-term athletic development
Ben Drury Programme Manager,
MSc Strength and Conditioning Expertise : Accredited strength and conditioning coach
Influencing best practice in inter-segmental coordination in team sports
Dr. Laurence Protheroe Senior Lecturer, Sports Biomechanics Expertise : Sports biomechanics including inter-segmental coordination and performance analysis
Advancing sports coaching practice through power dynamics
Dr. Martin Longworth Senior Lecturer, Sports Coaching Expertise : Sociology of sports coaching and physical education
Specialising in professional ethics and informed consent to treatment
Dr. Carol Gray Principal Lecturer, Department of Veterinary Nursing
Expertise : Member of the RCVS and EACHvet; a special interest group advancing communication within veterinary healthcare (European Association for Communication in Healthcare)
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OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
The benefit of studying as part of a supportive and likeminded community is that there’s plenty on offer for you to get involved with to enrich your learning experience outside your studies. Volunteering Each subject area offers a range of different voluntary roles in our commercial businesses on campus for postgraduate students. You can find out more about this when you start your studies. Opportunities could include gaining experience at our international equestrian events, in our animal therapy and rider performance centres and on our commercial farm.
Master’s assistant roles Applying for and securing one of our
teaching or research roles can be a great way to earn money alongside your studies, whilst developing your skills as part of real-world projects. They’re available for both UK-based and international students. www.hartpury.ac.uk/masters-assistants Postgraduate studentships Complement your postgraduate study with important real-world research through a paid postgraduate studentship. Offered across our research specialisms of sport and exercise sciences, equine performance and animal welfare, a studentship will enable you to develop specialist knowledge and skills, as well as gain experience and transferable skills for the world of employment. www.hartpury.ac.uk/pgstudentship
Communities of Practice Connect with people from different
backgrounds in areas you’re passionate about, enabling you to contribute to projects that are making a difference in a range of important areas. www.hartpury.ac.uk/cop
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Socialising Our campus offers lots of places to meet up with friends for a coffee, take a walk or try something new. With 360 hectares to explore, multiple cafes and restaurants, clubs and societies, and plenty of spectator sport, you’ll always find something to suit your mood. Our brand new student eatery Graze opened in 2022 . Grab food on the go, meet friends for a coffee or bite to eat, or catch up on your studies in relaxed social areas. University Learning Hub You’ll be among the first students to use our brand-new £12.75 million university learning facility, set to open during the 2023-24 academic year. With a mix of social and quiet study spaces, books and resources, and access to our learning and careers support teams, it’s a great study spot if you’re on campus. Sports Academies If you’re succeeding in competitive sport and want to continue training as an athlete alongside your studies, you’ll be keen to secure a place in one of our 10 sports academies. Sports Academy membership costs £300 each year, but this is subject to change so please check our website for the latest costs. Membership includes training with qualified coaches, access to world-class facilities including our gym, transport and our Sports Academy Performance Hub. www.hartpury.ac.uk/uni-academies
Graze student hub and eatery
International postgraduate student Matthew McNab playing in our Hartpury University BUCS team
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Student gaining experience in our Equine Therapy Centre
Riding and livery Enjoy equine activities, workshops, clinics, and recreational riding as part of the riding school or student-led Equestrian Club.* If you have your own horse, you can also apply for DIY livery on campus or one of the many local liveries nearby. We have 230 stables in our equine centre, including 150 stables dedicated to student livery. Riding: www.hartpury.ac.uk/uni-riding Livery: www.hartpury.ac.uk/uni-livery Recreational activities You’ll find lots of activities on campus, from Hartpury Active’s yoga, running and spin sessions to Students’ Union clubs and societies including Green Leaders, Breeding and Vaulting and LGBT+ societies. You can also purchase Hartpury gymmembership for £120 for the year. www.hartpury.ac.uk/uni-playing-sport hartpurysu.co.uk
Spectator sport If spectator sport is more your style, we host sports matches and events all year round, from inter-university competitions and our Championship rugby matches to over 100 equestrian events. www.intersport.com www.hartpuryequineevents.co.uk www.hartpuryrfc.co.uk
Hartpury University RFC Gloucester-HartpuryWomen’s RFC Hartpury University FC
Hartpury Futsal Club Hartpury Netball Club Hartpury University and College Boat Club
*Riding at Hartpury is subject to riding assessment and weight limit. Additional cost applies. Please see our website for details www.hartpury.ac.uk/uni-riding
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DISCOVER GLOUCESTERSHIRE www.hartpury.ac.uk/gloucestershire
Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham Spa
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We’re in the heart of some of the most breath-taking countryside in the UK. We’re also a stone’s throw from lively multicultural cities and historic sites that will enable you to enjoy the best of rural and urban life. From al fresco bars in the Gloucester Quays complex to boutique shopping in Cheltenham Spa town, over 45 festivals each year, as well as miles of countryside for outdoor adventures, you’ll have everything you need to keep yourself busy.
Forest of Dean
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STUDENT ESSENTIALS AND NEXT STEPS
Our experience working with students, staff and partners from across the globe makes us ideally placed to support you between now and your enrolment*. Below you’ll find handy information to guide you through your next steps. Student support From academic study and careers guidance to mental health and wellbeing, you’ll benefit from specialist student support services to help you thrive at Hartpury, regardless of your background. If you have specific needs, please contact our Achievement and Success Centre (see back cover) so they can ensure they have everything in place to support you from day one. www.hartpury.ac.uk/uni-support
Finance Getting your student finance sorted will mean you can focus onwhat matters most – your postgraduate studies. Discover more about your options via the link below – from paying your tuition fees to student loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships. www.hartpury.ac.uk/pg-finance www.hartpury.ac.uk/uni-international-finance Master’s assistant roles Our teaching and research assistant roles provide a unique opportunity for both UK-based and international students to join us as part time staff members alongside their studies. You’ll earn a salary, whilst gaining new skills and expertise for your career. www.hartpury.ac.uk/masters-assistant
Hartpury Alumni discount
Don’t forget, if you’re a Hartpury Alumni, you’re eligible for a discount of up to 20% off master’s fees and 10% off professional courses
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Accommodation Whether you’re relocating here for the duration of your studies or looking for temporary accommodation when you need to be on campus, there are plenty of local options to help you feel at home. www.hartpury.ac.uk/pg-accommodation Getting around Our campus is well connected to public transport. From Gloucester train station, you can hop onto the public bus service Swanbrook, which stops on campus. Local taxi firmAndy Cars is also a good option. If you’re planning to drive here, you can get your campus parking pass via our online shop. www.hartpury.ac.uk/shop International student essentials As an international student, there are a few extra things you need to consider. These include getting your Student visa, travel arrangements and understanding living, learning and working in the UK. You’ll find plenty of information via the link below and our international team are on hand to support you. www.hartpury.ac.uk/pg-enrolment email@example.com Connect with us online Visit your enrolment hub: For a guide to your next steps and the most up-to-date information. www.hartpury.ac.uk/pg-enrolment
Join your Facebook group: To connect with your future classmates. www.hartpury.ac.uk/facebook-pg-23
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Questions? If you have any questions at all, please do get in touch with the relevant team below. They’re on hand to support you to prepare for and succeed in your studies.
International firstname.lastname@example.org | +44 1452 702344 Student Finance email@example.com | +44 1452 702697 Sports Academy firstname.lastname@example.org | +44 1452 702515 Accommodation email@example.com | +44 1452 702352 Innovation, Careers and Enterprise HEcareers@hartpury.ac.uk | +44 1452 702656 Admissions firstname.lastname@example.org | +44 1452 702333 Wellbeing email@example.com | +44 1452 702327 Achievement and Success Centre firstname.lastname@example.org | +44 1452 702416
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