Outstanding teaching, learning and student outcomes
We hold the only Gold award in Gloucestershire and sit in the top 20% in the UK.
Hartpury College and University Centre is one of the UK’s leading land-based and sports educational establishments. Our stunning specialist campus covers more than 360 hectares and is located near to both Gloucester and Cheltenham.
Hartpury is an Associate Faculty of the University of the West of England (UWE) and has been working in partnership with UWE since 1997. It is currently working towards ‘Taught Degree Awarding Powers’ with the aim of awarding its own degrees, potentially from September 2018.
Today it has more than 1500 students working towards foundation degrees, honours degrees and postgraduate qualifications in equine, sport and animal and land studies.
Hartpury also offers A Levels and BTEC Diplomas to more than 1600 full time students, as well as professional courses in leadership and management, teaching and training, animal care, dog grooming, equine studies, land-based studies, first aid and health and safety.
Hartpury is the world’s largest equine education establishment, hosting three international equine events, and regularly wins national titles in rugby and football as well as rowing, golf, modern pentathlon and netball.
Hartpury College and University Centre is committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality. One of our Corporate Values is promoting respect for all and this means we treat all people with courtesy and respect, involve and listen to others and show consideration and empathy for their well-being.
We value others for their contribution irrespective of personal differences and actively encourage diversity and inclusion, good employment practice and a positive working and learning environment.
Hartpury was awarded ‘Outstanding’ for our pastoral care and support for residential students in 2016 by Ofsted. You can read the full report at the link.
In its last report, QAA (Quality Assurance Agency) – the independent body responsible for monitoring standards and quality in higher education - commended everything from the first-rate learning opportunities and teaching at Hartpury to listening to the student voice and boosting career prospects.
Of our graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduating
*DLHE data from 2014-15 graduate survey
Employment record for our postgraduate students
Of our College students would recommend Hartpury*
*from May 2016 survey of 1567 students
Ofsted rating for pastoral care and support for residential students in 2016
If you can't make it to an Open Day or want to take a look around or inside some of our facilities, why not explore our 360-hectare specialist campus by taking our Virtual Tour? Click on the hotspots for more information!
Hartpury College was established after World War II as an agricultural education centre with only 50 students. Today, we have more than 3500 with record numbers of students studying at both the College and the University Centre. For more on our history, click the link
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