Your academic tutor
At Hartpury all of our undergraduates are allocated an academic tutor who you will meet during your induction period and then normally twice each semester. Personal tutorials form an important part of your university life. Your tutor will be a major source of information who will provide valuable help and support throughout your period of study. They can help you make many of the important decisions regarding your programme of study and will discuss the best module choices for you and your future career.
Welfare Support and Student Services teams
Learning to live away from home is an exciting and rewarding experience. However, there may be times when it may seem challenging and daunting. That is where our teams can help and are there to help you with any non-academic aspect of Hartpury life. The team comprises our college nurse, qualified and experienced counsellors, housekeepers, finance officer, accommodation staff, transport officer, student welfare officer and wardens.
The Welfare Support and Student Services teams are employed to ensure the time you share with us at Hartpury is as positive an experience as possible. They will help you with your day-to-day problems, however big or small, and provide confidential help and support when you need it.
Higher education is a life-enhancing experience, and there is a good provision of financial assistance available to help you get the best out of your time at university or college. Studying for a degree programme is a worthwhile investment. You will learn essential subject-related knowledge, while expanding your horizons and making lifelong friendships. The average graduate starting salary in 2010 was £25,000 (Association of Graduate Recruiters).
At Hartpury we have a Student Finance office where our experts can guide you through the issues and provide answers to any questions you may have.
You can gain careers advice from a number of sources here at Hartpury. We are committed to ensuring you maximise your career potential and make the right choices to achieve your career aims. Your academic tutor can provide you with subject-specific careers advice during your one-to-one tutorial sessions. You can also gain advice from the UWE Careers Advisor who visits Hartpury biweekly. An informative and extensive careers library is also available within the Learning Resource Centre.
The Graduate Development Programme
The Graduate Development Programme (GDP) is a programme of activities that will help you to develop your confidence and independence, enhancing your personal achievement and creating a really fulfilling university experience.
The GDP was developed in consultation with existing UWE students and the Students’ Union. The GDP lasts throughout your entire undergraduate degree programme, with the focus changing at different stages. You will engage in facilitated learning group sessions to help develop a group identity and encourage peergroup activities. In these sessions you will discuss important aspects of graduate development, and how the GDP relates to your subject programme, as well as themes relevant to your own personal progression at Hartpury.
Provided you successfully engage with the GDP, you will be awarded a GDP certificate once you have completed your undergraduate study.
Equality and diversity
Hartpury is committed to ensuring the active promotion of equality and diversity for all and opposes unlawful or unfair discrimination of any kind. We celebrate diversity, and have procedures within our Equality and Diversity policy to make certain that all persons involved with Hartpury are treated with respect, courtesy, integrity and equality of opportunity in all aspects. We have a rigorous monitoring process and take any form of harassment or discrimination very seriously.
At times we all need the opportunity for reflection and self exploration to assist with personal growth and development. Life changes and problems may seem overwhelming and deciding what is best for us may seem impossible.
Emotional problems and stress can affect your studies, and finding the courage to ask for help can be hard. Counselling is a partnership to help you explore and pursue your goals in a caring, supportive and confidential atmosphere where you are valued and respected.
You may be feeling confused, anxious, hurt, angry, depressed or homesick. You may have experienced loss, stress, lack of self-esteem or purpose and meaning, or have social and gender issues. You may have difficulties with relationships, bullying or exam anxieties.
Our fully qualified counselling team can help you get to know yourself better, make decisions and cope with change. The duration of counselling will vary according to your needs and aims.
Appointments can be made via the Welfare Officer in Student Services, via your course tutor or contacting the counselling team direct.