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£50m Over £50 million invested in facilities in recent years work placement providers 3,000 OVER

200+ industry events on campus each year

97 % in employment or further studywithin 15 months (Graduate Outcomes 2022)* *Reflects graduates from 2020

Our students and staff come from 60 different countries

Top university in the UK for Lecturers and TeachingQuality, as rated by students*

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Ranked sixth in the UK for teaching quality and top 15% for student experience

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Welcome to Hartpury

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We’re a place for big ideas. A place for innovators, game changers, and the downright curious to come together and make a difference in our specialist industries. We’re united by our passion to change the futures of people, animals, and the planet. We are the change We’re driven by and drive scientific research, which puts us at the forefront of everything we do. You could contribute to exciting projects that uncover knowledge, set best practice and enhance our understanding of the world around us. Our campus is a hive of commercial activity. Home to nine businesses, industry events, and partnerships with well-known brands, it’s brimming with opportunities to fulfil your potential. We’ll support you to be the best you can be, and then challenge you to be better. We’ll give you the academic, practical and real-world

experience to turn your passion into your profession. We've been changing lives since 1948. Are you ready to change yours?

The acorn in our logo is symbolic of the potential in all of us to grow and make a difference to the world around us. Did you know?

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But where did it all start? Take a walk through our history and see howwe became the thriving universitywe are today. including undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, aswell as PhDs. We began our journey with just 50 students. Now we’re a vibrant community of 2,500 students from 60 countries, studying a range of qualifications

Hartpury House 1957

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2000 We hosted the

2018 We opened our £10 million Sports Academy, filled withworld-leading equipment 2021 We received £1.25


Our link with the University of the West of England was forged. We were awarded Associate Faculty status and began developing A rapid expansion programme began, opening new further education courses in agriculture, equine and animal subjects; the first degree level course – BSc Equine Science – was launched. It's still running today 1997 Post World War II: Hartpury College was established as an agricultural further education provider in Gloucestershire 1949 - 1953 Alongside 50 male students, the first female students enrolled on our agricultural courses 1990 - 1994 1999 Our first master's degree – MSc Equine Science – was launched. We now have a diverse portfolio of master's degrees across our subject areas our university qualifications

European Young Rider Dressage, Showjumping and Cross-Country Championships and opened our commercial Equine Therapy Centre Our first international field trip took place, to Borneo. Our new dairy unit was opened byHRH, The Princess Royal 2002 2007 Our new Hartpury Arena hosted the FEI World Para Dressage Championships 2012 We made the decision to work towards full university status (Hartpury University) to strengthen our influence and impact 2017 We were awarded taught degree awarding powers, which means we can deliver our own taught degrees We became HartpuryUniversity, alongside Hartpury College, in our 70 th year. We enrolled our first 2018

million government funding towards our Digital Innovation Farm – the first phases included the launch of our Agri-Tech Centre in 2019 and dairy parlour in 2020 2022 We hosted the FEI Dressage and Eventing European Championships for Young Riders and Juniors, and the International Society for Equitation Science Conference The first students used our brand-new Graze student restaurant and learning centre. We also opened an Equine and Animal Assisted Activity Area We’re celebrating 75 years of Hartpury and 30 years since we started teaching our first degree level course – BSc Equine Science Campus investment continueswith the upcoming launch of a newequine hydrotherapy centre and state-of the-art University LearningHub 2023 - 24 and Tech Box Park for agri-businesses

PhD students, as part of our newpartnership with UWE

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"There's a great balance between city life and rural life." Phil Hallsworth, BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences student

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Our 360-hectare campus in the heart of Gloucestershire offers the ideal haven for outdoor exploration and adventure. For the buzz of urban life, Gloucester city and Cheltenham town are on your doorstep. With exciting shops, cafés, eateries, bars and night clubs, there’s something for every day of the week. Adventure At the heart of

If you’re into adrenaline sports, you can take your pick of activities in the area. Bugsboarding Mountainboard Centre, known as one of the most progressive mountain board centres in the UK, is just next door. Then there’s Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre – if you’re a pro you could give their freestyle club, The Dark Side, a try. There’s also forest adventures, mountain-biking trails for all abilities and the Cotswold Water Park, where you can try almost every watersport activity there is.

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Party after dark Doing something different after dark is an exciting part of university life. Gloucester city and Cheltenhamtown are both nearby and arewhere our students often head towhen night falls. From clubs and cocktail bars, to gigs and a night at the cinema, there’s something to suit all tastes. If you're heading out for dinner with friends, you’ll find world cuisines, pub food, and everything in between at Gloucester Quays – the newly developed dockland is a popular destination for our students.

Kick back at music or arts festivals Gloucestershire is widely known as the UK’s ‘festival county’. It’s perfect for those of you who love to kick back at weekends and have fun. From the internationally-acclaimed Cheltenham literature, science and music festivals to the famous 2000trees festival, there’s always something going on. You’ll find over 45 music and arts festivals every year. Our student parties and highly anticipated Summer Ball are what students look forward to most each year. Recent acts have included Rak-Su, Sigma, Katy B, Lethal Bizzle, Scouting for Girls, Labrinth, Chase and Status, and BBC Radio One DJ Greg James. That’s one almost every weekend. The highlights of our year

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Life outside lectures

Discover recreational sports, take up brand new hobbies, do CV-boosting volunteering or raise money for charity as part of our Students' Union (SU). They’ll also make sure your voice is heard, as they represent you on the things that matter to you most. The SU is here for you! You’ll automatically become a member when you enrol. Join nearly 4,000 other Hartpury students who enjoy exciting sports clubs, societies and social events.

Representing your voice Run by the students you elect, the SU is here to listen to your views and drive changes to improve student experience. It’s a big part of whywe’re rated second in the UK for Overall Satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2022 (mainstream universities). Legends bar Our students compete in pub quizzes, let their hair down at parties, watch exciting sports fixtures, and catch up with friends in our popular Legends student bar on campus.


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Clubs and societies With a range of clubs and societies on offer, you're sure to find something you love –whether it's a lifelong hobby or something new. If your passion isn't listed, our SUwill help you establish a brand newclub.

• Agriculture Society • Book Society • Breeding Society • Christian Union • Equestrian Club • Gaming Group

• Green Leaders • Hockey • International Society • LGBTQ+ Society • Polo • Vaulting

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Campus events and activities In between lectures, you'll find our students grabbing a coffee or bite to eat in our brand new catering and social space, Graze, and relaxing in our campus bar, Legends. You'll enjoy events throughout the year, including your Freshers' Week and Summer Ball. On Wednesdays, our students love supporting our teams as they compete in the BUCS league (for universities and colleges) – including rugby, football, and netball – before heading to Legends to celebrate. Our students canwatch Championship-side Hartpury University RFC and Premier 15s Gloucester-HartpuryWomen's RFC play at home, as well as equine events throughout the year.

Sports for fun You don’t need to be a competitive athlete to enjoy sport at Hartpury. Working with our Students’ Union, our Hartpury Active project gives you plenty of opportunities to improve your fitness, make friends and have fun. You can join casual sports sessions, recreational exercise and sports teams. There’s no commitment either (membership required for matches), so you can sign up for activities to suit you. Our students have been enjoying spinning, running, yoga, basketball, netball, badminton, table tennis, and more.

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Riding at Hartpury If you love horses, you don't need to bring your own to get involvedwith fun equestrian activities. Fromour student-led club to volunteering in our Equine Therapy Centre or at local, national, or international events, there's muchmore to horses at Hartpury than just riding.* Improving your riding For those of you with your own horse, you can engage in lessons, clinics, and on-site competitions. If you're an established rider without your own horse, you could have riding lessons on one of our 50 Hartpury horses during term time.* There are also plenty of riding options locally, catering for beginners to advanced riders. Equestrian Club run Equestrian Club.** It’s a great place to meet like-minded friends outside of your classroom lectures. Other clubs include our Vaulting Society, Polo, and more. Riding for competition If you’re a competition rider with your own horse, you may be eligible to join our Equine Academy. You’ll have access to world-class coaches, specialist training and some of the world's best rider performance facilities to help you reach your peak for competition. Read more about our equine facilities on page 97. It's not just about riding You could volunteer in our world-leading Equine Therapy Centre or within our Equine Events team. You'll gain practical skills in a real-world environment – and it could even lead to future employment. *Riding at Hartpury is subject to an assessment and weight limit. If you're not already at the required level, don't worry. We've teamed up with a local riding school to provide subsidised lessons and help you achieve the necessary skill level. **Additional cost applies for riding. Please check our website for the most up-to-date information at www.hartpury.ac.uk/uni-riding Take advantage of recreational riding and social events through our student

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150 stables for student livery Benefits of our student livery include friendly and expert advice from the yard team, instructors, farriers, and on-site vets, as well as access to competitions and our world-class facilities. We also have great partnerships with local livery yards.

"Hartpury provides the ideal training environment for people to start their career in the industry. I’m proud to be part of it and working with the next generation of riders."

Carl Hester Hartpury Elite Dressage Coach Olympic Gold Medallist

Hartpury Elite Dressage Coach, Carl Hester, trains our Equine Academy students to ensure they’re at the highest level, ready for competition.

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If you have the talent and drive to play sport competitively, you could be part of one of our sports academies.

Sports Academies

Over 250 international athletes have developed their talents at Hartpury over the past 15 years. From equestrian medal-winners at the Olympics, to our BUCS-winning squads for men's and women's rugby and men's football, we nurture the very best talent. Our Sports Academy staff are among the best in their fields. Student athletes will receive high-level coaching and support to achieve their peak performance in their sporting discipline. Students develop their talent alongside their degree, with specially tailored academic and sporting timetables.

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*Sports Academy membership price subject to change, check our website for the latest fees. Sports Academy membership costs £320 each year.* It includes training with qualified coaches, access to world-class facilities including our gyms, transport and our Sports Academy Performance Hub.

State-of-the-art facilities Our sports facilities are kitted out with the latest technology – including a double sports hall with performance analysis cameras; a rehabilitation suite; human performance and biomechanics laboratories; therapy suites; a performance analysis suite with an assessment and testing laboratory; an altitude chamber with an anti-gravity treadmill; power, cross training and performance gyms; and 3G rugby and football pitches with integrated cameras. Our Sports Academies • Athlete Performance • Equine • Golf

We're committed to supporting students to reach their academic and sporting potential, and promoting the practices and values of clean sport.

• Men’s and Women’s Football • Men’s and Women’s Rugby • Modern Pentathlon • Netball • Rowing Discover more on the next page. Find out about funding

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Graduate profile

“The environment at Hartpury enables you to be the best that you can become. It allows you to study and play top-level sport at the same time. You play in a professional environment with like minded individuals. I owe so much to Hartpury. Hartpury has played a massive part in my development. I was delighted to win the Women’s World Rugby Player of the Year and follow in the footsteps of the very best players in the game. I want to keep getting better and hopefully be a role model for others.” Zoe Aldcroft EnglandWomen's rugby player BSc Sport and Excercise Sciences

Zoe was named the World Rugby Women's 15s Player of the Year 2021 and represented England in the 2022 Rugby World Cup

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Three-time BUCS Super Rugby winners – and the first team to win this competiton. Hartpury University RFC is the only student-led team in the RFU Championship. Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC trains on campus and competes in the Premier 15s. Hartpury University Football Club plays in the National League System. Hartpury University and College Boat Club is part of our rowing programme.

Two-time Olympic medal winner Astier Nicolas competing at the NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials

Seb Negri represented Italy in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and the 2020-22 Six Nations

Successful graduates include Ghana internationals Abdul Majeed Waris and David Accam, and Mustapha Bundu who played for Sierra Leone in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations. RowingAcademy Five former students and staff were named in Team GB rowing squad for the Tokyo Olympics. We've seen numerous Home International appearances, as well as Henley Regatta, National Schools and BUCS Regatta wins. We have a strong relationship with British Rowing. GolfAcademy We play in the top levels in the BUCS leagues, BUCS Golf Tour and The R & A competitions. Former student George Bryant won the English and Welsh BUCS Golf Championship, and Joe Buenfeld won the Junior European Open. Netball Academy Our Netball Academy is coached by netball star Jess Shaw. We're a Team Bath Netball Academy Development Centre and BUCS league winners. Students play for Netball Superleague teams. Athlete Performance Academy We support athletes competing at the top of their national governing body talent pathway, including athletics, biathlon, cricket, swimming, and others.

Equine Academy Our equestrian athletes receive world-class coaching to develop their competition careers. Graduates include Rio Olympic medal winner Astier Nicolas and dressage star Olivia Oakeley. Women’s RugbyAcademy We have teams in the top tier of women’s rugby; the Premier 15s, and BUCS National League, and are previous BUCS champions. Our university team is coached by England star, Natasha Hunt. Recently, graduate Zoe Aldcroft was named World RugbyWomen's 15s Player of the Year 2021. Men’s RugbyAcademy Our successful student-led team, Hartpury University RFC, plays and trains on campus. Professional players Jonny May, Alex Cuthbert, Seb Negri, Harry Randall, Jonny Hill and Ben Vellacott are among our graduates. Women’s Football Academy We have teams in the BUCS league for football and futsal. Students play regularly in the Women's Futsal Super Series live on BT Sport. Players also feature for club sides in the National League. Men’s Football Academy Our senior football programme is among the best in the UK. We're 11-time BUCS Premier League winners and five-time BUCS national champions.

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“My confidence has really developed, thanks to the support I’ve receivedwith my studies and for my disability. I’mmuch more capable than I thought I was.” Daniel Olley, BSc Equine Business Management student

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Your wellbeing Your health andwellbeing is our top priority. When it comes to achieving your academic best, we knowhow important your personal wellbeing is. Our dedicated support andwellbeing teams are here to help you stay happy and healthy, so you canmake the most of everything Hartpury has to offer. Wellfest Discover the plethora of health and wellbeing support available at Hartpury, and in the local community, at our big Wellfest wellbeing event during your Freshers' Week. Wellbeing events We run a calendar of wellbeing and inclusivity activities to help you stay healthy and happy, including sessions with our much-loved therapy dog, Ralph. Student Assistance Programme When you need a little extra help, our Student Assistance Programme (SAP) offers wellbeing support at any time of the day or night via a confidential helpline.

Our specialist team We have a team of qualified counsellors, nurses, wellbeing officers and a chaplain, ready to provide friendly advice and guidance. Our students can access support in a number of ways, from informal daily drop-ins through to structured sessions including therapy. For more specialist support, we can refer students to dedicated health care services. 24-hour support We’re always here when you need us. Our nurses and wellbeing staff offer evening appointments, and our Residential Support and Safeguarding teams are available 24 hours a day. Wellbeing workshops We run a range of sessions to help you look after yourself and your friends. Our recently launched ‘Look After Your Mate’ workshop helps students to feel confident offering support to others. Achievement and Success Centre

Wellbeing is such a big part of your academic and learning development, that we’ve embedded it into your Achievement and Success Centre. Read more on the next page.

Recognising our commitment to mental health and wellbeing support

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Achievement and Success Centre As part of the support we offer, you’ll have access to our dedicated Achievement and Success Centre (ASC), to help you achieve your academic best and develop as a person. Academic support From one-to-one support, to group sessions and online resources, our ASC has everything you need to succeed. We’ll support you to define your academic and personal goals in your development plan, and tailor our academic workshops to help you work towards them. Delivered online and face to face, you’ll have every opportunity to get the very best out of your learning. Get in touch: asc@hartpury.ac.uk

Learning and disability support We provide outstanding support for students with a range of disabilities, health conditions and learning differences – including dyslexia or dyspraxia, a physical or sensory impairment, medical or developmental condition. Our advisors will be on hand before you start, to lead you through the process and ensure you have everything you need from day one. Wellness development We offer a friendly, safe space for students to talk about anything worrying them on a one to-one basis – face to face, via video call, or by email. We also support students to develop tools to manage and improve their overall wellbeing, through a range of wellness and resilience-boosting workshops. Our specialist staff can refer students to the internal or external support services that best suit their needs.

Attending two or more ASC workshops in a year can increase grades by one degree classification Did you know?

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We're home to students from over 60 different countries

Welcoming international students from across the world

#4 Dedicated support team – Whether you’ve previously studied in the UK or not, we'll provide outstanding support and guidance throughout your application – from visa support to booking accommodation and understanding student finance – and while you’re studying here. #5 Excitingwelcome week – You’ll soon feel at home. We have lots planned during enrolment week to help you settle in to student life in the UK. Your International Welcome Event is a great way to meet students from across the world and explore the local area.

Our Hartpury family is made up of staff and students from over 60 countries – it’s part of what makes our community so vibrant, friendly and inspiring. Five reasons to choose Hartpury #1 Our specialisms –We focus everything we do on the animal, agriculture, equine, sport and veterinary nursing sectors. Our experienced academics, industry expertise and cutting-edge technologywill provide you with the knowledge and skills to progress into your dream career. #2 Ahome from home – Our beautiful 360-hectare campus is located in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside. If you fancy the buzz of urban life, we’re a short bus ride from Gloucester city and Cheltenham town. We’re within a one-hour drive from major cities and airports, Bristol and Birmingham, plus two and a half hours from London, making it easy to travel to and from Hartpury in between terms. #3 Apersonal experience – Our small size means we’ll know you by name. We’ll provide you with a safe and personal learning environment, with plenty of one-to-one time with lecturers and support staff. We’re a very welcoming community and by joining us you’ll become part of the #HartpuryFamily.

Did you know? When you graduate you’ll be able to stay in the UK to work, or look for work, for two years through the UK Graduate Immigration Route.

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“I would recommend Hartpury University to

international students. It has a global reputation, exceptional facilities, and the lecturers support you to achieve your best. The international team helped me throughout my application – from getting my visa to arranging transport – and settling in. Everyone is so welcoming and my new mates helped me feel at home. At Hartpury, I’m following my passion for football whilst also studying a Sports Business Management degree. I know I’m on the right path to make my dreams come true.”

Stephen Sarkodie, BA Sports Business Management student from Ghana

There are lots of opportunities to visit our beautiful campus, including open days, applicant days (after you apply) or you can book onto a campus tour. Contact us to arrange your visit. international@hartpury.ac.uk

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360 hectares of learning facilities at your fingertips

Our specialist facilities match our specialist nature. They're used by students and industry professionals alike. In fact, some of them are part of our commercial enterprises on site and so enable our students to develop the latest skills whilst gaining invaluable professional experience.

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“The facilities are so impressive. You can feel the professionalism everywhere. Using the riding simulators, I can see the theory come to life and gain practical experience for the future.” Beata Kaminska, BSc Equestrian Sports Science student from Poland

Over £50 million invested in facilities in recent years, including our Sports Academy, Agri-Tech Centre, Tech Box Park, and Equine Hydrotherpy Centre

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Facilities for your future

With a reputation for world-class facilities, we’re continually investing in our campus. After all, it’s where you’ll discover new passions and explore innovative approaches to help solve big industry challenges. Our newest learning facilities give you everything you need to thrive as part of our vibrant academic community and excel in your studies.

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Graze New in 2022

Our brand-newGraze restaurant and student hub is a great place to refuel between lectures and catch up on your studies in a social environment. Whether you’re stopping by for lunch, having a coffee break, or just need something on the go, you’ll be spoilt for choice with hot and cold food outlets, a café serving Costa coffee, and a shop for snacks and everyday essentials. With plenty of cosy seating areas in the downstairs food area, you can relax with friends or find a quiet space to work on your assignments. Head upstairs and you’re in modern classrooms, ready to learn from expert lecturers. With stunning views over the grass pitches and our rural campus, there’s no better place to study and be inspired. Discover ourworld-class facilities and new campus developments at an open event.

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University Learning Hub

You'll be among the first students to use our brand-new£12.75 million university learning facility, which is set to open during the 2023-24 academic year. It'll be the academic heart of our campus and your go-to study spot. On the ground floor, you’ll benefit from a dynamic open-plan social area and a café, ideal for group working, relaxing after lectures, or catching up with friends over a coffee or lunch. Upstairs on the first floor, you’ll find quiet study spaces and group-work pods, alongside a well-stocked library with access to all of the academic resources, e-journals, and research you need to succeed. The hub will be home to a range of support services. This means you’ll be able to access academic, learning, and wellness support in our Achievement and Success Centre (ASC), course-related advice through our Student Advisors, and career planning and guidance with our Innovation, Careers and Enterprise (ICE) team all in one place.

New University Learning Hub Launching 2023-24

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Our campus developments Gain valuable experience in a supported learning environment with access to the latest facilities. Equine and Animal Assisted

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ActivityArea Tech Box Park Sports Performance Gym

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Equine and Animal Assisted Activities Area | Opened in 2022

Sports Performance Gym | Opened in 2022

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World-class facilities

1,500m² sports hall with integrated cameras. Our fully equipped gyms and grass and 3G rubber crumb pitches with high-tech cameras also play an integral part in our students’ learning. Agriculture With access to 380 hectares of commercial farmland across five sites and the latest agricultural technology, you’ll develop the expertise to launch your career in this growing sector. Apply your knowledge to real-world projects on our livestock and arable farm, use smart farming software in our Agri Tech Centre, and explore newways to improve herd welfare in our modern dairy parlour. Veterinary Nursing Our dedicated Veterinary Nursing Clinical Skills Centre has all the specialist facilities you need to develop practical skills in equine or small animal veterinary nursing. Learning from our qualified veterinary nurses and surgeons, you’ll gain a solid foundation of applied skills, which you’ll hone whilst on continuous placement in a clinical veterinary practice during your second year.

Animal Our ever-expanding animal collection provides access to over 70 animal species, while our rural campus is ideal for observing and conserving British wildlife. You could develop research skills in our laboratories, gain extra experience volunteering in our commercial Canine Hydrotherapy Centre, and gain insights into the human-animal bond in our new Equine and Animal Assisted Activities Arena. Equine Use specialist facilities to develop your applied skills and contribute to research that’s advancing welfare and performance. Our equine centre is home to equine therapy, hydrotherapy, and rider performance centres with high speed and water treadmills, advanced riding simulators, and sports facilities. We also have 230 stables, including over 150 for student livery, and international arenas. Sport Learn using some of the most advanced technologies in the UK. Get hands-on in our biomechanics, human performance, and performance and assessment laboratories, rehabilitation suites, medical centre, and

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Your future starts here

University Learning Hub Launching in 2023-24, it includes our 24hr library, study spaces and student support Halls of residence Set in cosy blocks at the heart of campus Graze Your go-to hub for eating and drinking, socialising and learning Walled Animal Garden Home to our exotic and domestic animals, including meerkats and prairie dogs Student Zone Includes IT support and our Students' Union Orchard Garden Home to our emus, llamas, and goats Hartpury House and gardens Where Hartpury began in 1948

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Legends bar Our on-site student bar with pool tables and TVs. Social study space, the Uni Study Lounge, is next door Nursing Centre Our microbiology, labs, clinical skills centre, aquarium, and reptile rooms Equine Centre Rider Performance Centre, therapy and hydrotherapy centres – including our new water treadmill facility – international arenas, and livery yard Sports Academies Over £10 million of recent investment in our sports labs, pitches, and gyms Commercial farm Home to our University Agriculture Centre, Agri-Tech Centre, Tech Box Park and advanced dairy parlour 2*, 3* and 4* cross country course Our NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials Animal and Veterinary Agri-Tech Centre Our centre for research and knowledge exchange is phase one of our Digital Innovation Farm

Only 15 minutes to Gloucester city and 20 minutes to Cheltenham town by car or bus

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Get cosy on campus

"I loved living in halls in my first year. I was so close to everything and it was like being part of a family. My two roommates are still my best friends now." Sophie Hulme, BSc Equine Science student

Settle into an accommodation option to suit your taste and budget – from halls of residence on our beautiful rural campus and in the heart of Gloucester city, to private accommodation options spanning the local area. Whichever option you choose, you’ll become part of a welcoming and vibrant student community. If you want the luxury of living on site, surrounded by countryside and being able to roll out of bed for your lectures, our on-campus halls of residence are the right choice for you. If city life is more your thing, you could join others in our off-site accommodation (see opposite page), or a private house-share, in the heart of buzzing Gloucester. It's just a 15-minute bus or car journey away.

We guarantee Hartpury accommodation for all first-year students*

WiFi, utility bills, and contents insurance are all included at no extra charge

Choose between rural and city livingwith accommodation options on and off campus *Students living within a 15-mile radius of Hartpury are expected to commute and applications will only be considered from these students if vacancies occur after rooms have been allocated to all applicants living outside this radius. See our university accommodation webpage for more information

Some of our halls of residence on campus

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City living

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If the buzz of city life is more your style, our Blackfriars accommodation could be a great match for you. You’ll be situated right in the heart of vibrant Gloucester, just 15 minutes by bus or car to campus. With a busy high street and stunning Gloucester Quays outlet shopping centre on your doorstep, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to shop, eat out and socialise with your new friends. Blackfriars, managed by Cityheart Living, is a popular choice amongst students seeking independent city living. Luxury accommodation offers modern living spaces, large communal areas and en-suite rooms with queen-size beds. It's a great home away from home, with everything you need to study at Hartpury. The complex is a student haven as well. You’ll be living alongside lots of other students, so it’s a great way to make new friends too.

Blackfriars accommodation near Gloucester Quays


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Outstanding Teaching experience

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Well qualified to teach Our teaching staff are highly trained and qualified to help you achieve your dreams. 88% having university-specific teaching qualifications (2021), which places us well above the UK average of 67% (HESA 2021). "We have lots of opportunities to engage with our lecturers." Carl, BSc Agriculture student Plenty of time with our experts Benefit from at least 15 hours of teaching time each week in your first year. That's 25% above the national average. You'll be learning from lecturers who are also coaches, behaviourists, scientists, entrepreneurs and industry professionals. They’ll support you to develop the skills for your future career, or to progress into postgraduate study in your chosen field.

Teaching and learning The quality of our learning environment is down to our cutting edge facilities, highly trained teaching staff and a powerful blend of theory and practice. That's whywe're ranked sixth in the UK for teaching quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 – and first for Lectures and Teaching Quality in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2022 – with our Academic Support and Overall Satisfaction ranked second in England* in the National Student Survey 2022. Blending theory and practice We’ll bring heaps of relevant theory into your degree, but we'll always make sure that you quickly put this into practice so it sticks in your mind. "The practical sessions after lectures consolidate my knowledge." Zoe, BSc Zoology student Passionate community Our specialist nature means you'll be surrounded by students and staff who immerse themselves in what they love. "I love my lecturers' enthusiasm for their subjects. It makes me want to engage." Emily, Hartpury University student

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If you have the passion to learn and engage with your degree and the experiences on offer, you’ll gain the key skills, attributes and resilience to launch a career doing something you love. We’ve worked with employers, students, graduates and educational experts, to embed core principles and themes into our degrees. Study here and your degree could take you anywhere. at the heart of our curriculum Our principles Wellbeing: Supporting you to manage your own personal wellbeing, and support others in a professional setting in future employment. A balanced curriculum design: A carefully planned journey of modules and assessment will support you to succeed. Inclusivity: In the way our curriculum is delivered and assessed, and how you can be inclusive in your career.

Industry-informed courses Benefit from business connections that inform our curriculum and provide placement and graduate opportunities. Read more on pages 41-44.


Our themes

Research and evidence informed curriculum Develop the skills to consider the validity of relevant theories and practice, and carry out research projects to answer industry questions. Graduate attributes You’ll be exposed to and required to demonstrate a range of skills and experiences that will support you in the world of work. Sustainability Embedded in all of our degrees is a consideration of how practice in your industry can adopt sustainable approaches.


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We’re driving changewith research that’s improving animal and equine welfare and performance, agricultural productivity, and changing lives through sport and physical activity. We innovatewhere it matters. Our research-active staffand students collaboratewith businesses and professional bodies to undertake data driven research to find solutions to pressingworld issues. Our students are exposed to the latest science. They attend national and international conferences, often presenting their own research, and co-publishing their findings in academic journals. The majority of our research is based in practical real-world settings, which enables our students to develop as employment ready graduates with their own unique skill sets to make a difference in the areas they're passionate about.

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“Hartpury is a place where you can study a top-quality qualification and gain the industry knowledge to move into a leadership or technical role. It has the perfect mix of industry and education.”

Dr. Celeste Wilkins, PhD (rider biomechanics)

Discover more about our research:

57 – Animal 79 – Agriculture

95 – Equine 121 – Sport 145 – Veterinary Nursing

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"I did my placement in the Northern region of Uganda, teaching farmers in rural villages how to grow ginger

and chilli as cash crops." Alexandra Growden | BSc Agriculture student

With plenty of travel opportunities at HartpuryUniversity, your degree could take you all over theworld.* Whether that’s an integrated placement year overseas or a study exchange at an international university, we'll support you to gain the practical experience, confidence, and contacts you need to progress into an exciting and rewarding career. Your travel options International study exchanges Spend a semester (three months) or an academic year studying at another institution in Europe, Canada or the USA. Work placements abroad Experience new business cultures whilst gaining professional experience for your CV. International field trips Enrich your everyday learning through memorable experiences in another part of world and discover exciting career options. Study and work overseas Discover international opportunities for personal and professional development through the government-funded Turing Scheme. Conferences and research Present your research at industry conferences across the globe. At the heart of Exploring the world

* Travelling abroad will incur extra fees. Please see course pages on our website for further details.

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You may be eligible for our Study Experience bursary or grant, of up to £1,000 towards the cost of your field trips or research www.hartpury.ac.uk/uni-funding Did you know?

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Industry and employment

Students gain experience managing our sports centres and commercial sports spaces. Events Centre: We host over 200 events on campus each year including international equestrian competitions, industry research conferences, and sports fixtures. Equine therapy and hydrotherapy: Our students gain experience rehabilitating horses as part of a talented and diverse team in our commercial Equine Therapy Centre. From 2023, they'll also have access to a dedicated aqua therapy treadmill for research in our new hydrotherapy centre. Commercial farm: Equipped with precision technology and a supplier for Müller, Farmer Fresh, and RJ Kerr, our farm provides plenty of opportunities for students to gain real-world experience. Combine that with our degrees designed to integrate theory, practice and industry experience, you can see why our students and graduates stand out from the crowd.

We support our students to find their calling andmove into careers they love. This includes Olympic sports coaches, international fieldworkers, successful entrepreneurs and a range of exciting roles for global and local brands. We also have our own thriving businesses on campus – some students start their careerswith one of these on graduation. We have our own successful industries on campus. As you read through this prospectus, you'll discover more about our focus on industry and employment. You'll also discover more about the business connections we have on page 43. Here, you can discover more about our campus commerce, which provides invaluable opportunities for students to gain practical experience as part of, alongside, and after their studies. Sports Academies: We attract sports professionals and commercial businesses, who work together to achieve elite sporting success.

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Graduate profile

"The best bit about my job is seeing the improvements in rehabilitation cases. It’s rewarding to know that your skills as a hydrotherapist have helped make that possible. I always wanted to be a vet but I didn’t get the A-level grades I needed. I wasn’t aware of the alternative career paths. I volunteered at the Canine Hydrotherapy Centre on campus for two years during my degree and secured my job there after graduation."

Zoe Miles Canine Hydrotherapist, Canine Hydrotherapy Centre (Cotswold Dog Spa) BSc Bioveterinary Science

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“When you get incredible people, with great vision and drive, combined with great facilities, that’s when the magic happens. Hartpury is a place where magic will happen." Dame Katherine Grainger DBE, British rower and five-times Olympic medallist

We produce talented, forward-thinking graduates with the skills today's employers are looking for. That’s because, through our 3,000-strong business network, our students gain valuable skills, experience and industry connections, ready for successful and rewarding careers. Visiting professionals in lectures, field trips, careers events and work placements all form part of the Hartpury student experience. From big global brands to small specialist enterprises, opportunities are both impressive and diverse. On the opposite page, you’ll find just a few of our connections. that make a difference Connections

97 % in employment, further study or other purposeful activity (Graduate Outcomes 2022)*

*Reflects activities after 15 months for those who graduated in 2020.

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Degrees designed with industry We develop our qualifications in line with evolving industry requirements, consulting with employers to ensure the skills you're developing are in demand. In fact, employers often come to us first when looking for skilled students and graduates who can make a difference to their business, which means our students get outstanding opportunities. Specialist work placement opportunities You’ll benefit from opportunities to work across the UK and internationally, whether as part of short work placement projects or integrated placement years. You’ll also be encouraged to make the most of our businesses and events on campus to gain experience for your CV. Career coaching and guidance Through bespoke workshops and 1:1 support with qualified careers consultants in our Innovation, Careers and Enterprise (ICE) centre, we'll support you to clarify and work towards your career goals. We’re accredited by the Matrix Standard, which means you’ll receive the highest standard of advice and guidance. Business and enterprise development You'll work on live business briefs through our connections and partnership projects, such as our Sports Business Hub, and get involved with industry networks at events such as the Gloucestershire Business Show. You could also develop any entrepreneurial business ideas with the support of our ICE centre, entering the Enterprise Awards to win a We partnerwith over 3,000 businesses to help our students to find the right work placements. We also provide a wealth of extra opportunities to help prepare you for your graduate career. Your time at Hartpurywill enable you to develop your professional skills and attributes, and provide youwith a strong CV to help you stand out from the crowd.

cash prize and mentorship from an industry specialist. Specialist qualifications and memberships

Depending on your course, you could achieve a whole host of industry recognised qualifications or training alongside your degree,* join a professional body, or take first aid qualifications, to strengthen your CV.

You could have opportunities to gain professional experience in one of our nine working businesses on campus 9

*Additional costs may apply.

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"Hartpury has given me a great opportunity to develop my business skills, understand the industry and create a smarter, more successful enterprise." Johan Flo BA (Hons) Sports Business Management student, business owner J & O Client Shoppers (in partnershipwith Ollie Chell) Success in our Enterprise Finals gave Johan access to a business mentor to help grow the business. "Johan's entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm shone through the Enterprise Finals. We're extremely proud to see what Johan and his partner Ollie have achieved with support from our business network." Simon Spooner Head of Innovation, Careers and Enterprise (ICE)

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Our careers advice and guidance is accredited to the highest standard

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Our big industry events

We host big international and national events on campus each year. Our students love to work behind the scenes, learning from experts about logistics, marketing, media and more. They often get to meet industry greats and connect with professionals, ready for their careers.

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World-renowned equine events

International stars and Olympic gold medal-winners regularly compete at our NAF Five Star equine events – International Hartpury Horse Trials, Hartpury Festival of Dressage and Hartpury Showjumping Spectacular. Open Farm Sunday Exciting farming sessions inspire the next generation of farmers Watch our teams as they compete in the national system for their sport, including Hartpury University RFC, Gloucester HartpuryWomen's RFC, Hartpury University FC, Hartpury Futsal Club , Hartpury Netball Club, and Hartpury University and College Boat Club. BUCS sports competitions Our sports facilities host big BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) matches across our disciplines. 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. Active Gloucestershire School Games We host events each year, welcoming future sports stars to We hold an annual Alltech research conference and host the Parlour Safe Scheme, a pioneering dairy initiative that sets industry standards. In 2022, we were the UK venue for the International Society for Equitation Science Conference. Networking opportunity We connect students with potential employers and placement opportunities through regular activities and workshops. from the local community. Sports teams to watch campus to engage with sport. Research conferences and events

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