Hartpury College

Student Stories

Simon Webb


Jonny May

Simon Webb

Having had a break from education for 11 years, I was worried I would be at a disadvantage but I was offered support every step of the way. Being disabled, it’s a big help that I can drive my car to lectures. My confidence has grown and I’m now starting on the BSc equine management top up. I’d like to go on to do my masters and then become a lecturer.



Jonny May (England and Gloucester Rugby)

If I hadn’t come to Hartpury, I honestly don’t think I’d be where I am now. It was a risk at the time, doing a BTEC instead of A-levels, being the only person from my school to come to Hartpury and living away from home, but it has paid off massively for me. [My tutors] understand that it’s tough for me to balance my studies with my playing commitments, but the flexibility and support I receive is helping me to get a degree and ensure I have something to fall back on when I’ve finished playing.