HISTORY

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.

The College remained relatively unchanged until 1990, when a new Principal initiated a rapid expansion programme, starting with the provision of a larger variety of College courses
The first higher education degree in Equine Studies was introduced in 1992, followed by the first degree programme in Equine Science in 1994. In 1999, the first Masters degree programme opened with the first PhD student coming in 2004.

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 ‘Total Degree Awarding Powers’ with the aim of awarding its own degrees, potentially from September 2018.

Hartpury has had the acorn as its symbol for over 20 years. More than just a reflection of the beautiful countryside that surrounds us, it symbolises the potential that lies within us all.

Hartpury provides everything the acorn will need to grow - the best facilities, the best staff, and the best environment to support students’ ability to grow strong.

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ALUMNI

Connect is the new Hartpury Association for Alumni and Friends of the College.  It is free to join for every former student, member of staff or friend of Hartpury, and as a member you will be part of our global community of over 20,000 alumni.  There are lots of ways to link into this amazing network and to stay in touch with us and with your College friends.  Join today and start to take advantage of the exciting opportunities and benefits Connect can offer you. Membership is free.  

 

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Hartpury Trust Fund

In the past 10 years alone, £50million has been invested to make Hartpury one of the leading sport and education campuses in the UK. And with plans for growing our student numbers further, it’s an exciting time for Hartpury. We are committed to providing an environment and support that enables our students to achieve their dreams and you can help us to help them reach their potential.

 

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