Working with School and Colleges (Outreach)

Here at Hartpury, we are committed to widening participation in education and showcasing what studying at college and university life is really like. We work closely with schools, colleges, students, teachers and careers advisors to ensure individuals get appropriate advice and guidance, to allow them to make informed decisions about potential study options and future careers. Our aim is to inform, inspire and educate individuals to reach their potential and make the right decision to suit their individual ‘wants, needs and aspirations’.

As an institution we are passionate about advancing awareness of environmental, life and social sciences through our distinct subject areas: Animal Science and Agriculture, Equine and Sport. We offer a range of A Levels and Diplomas through our college (16 to 19) provision, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees for those interested in pursuing university level studies.

Below you will find useful information to support you and your students in their career progression. We run a number of events internally for KS4/5 students and are on the road regularly to talk about Hartpury and all of the opportunities on offer. Check out our ‘Events near you’ section, to find out where we will be next!

School and College Careers Fairs

We visit a large number of schools and colleges in the Three Counties area and beyond every year. We are able to provide information on entry requirements, courses, student life, as well as the unique opportunities available at Hartpury. If you would like us to attend an event at your school/college, please email us at 

University Centre Taster Days

We offer both ‘Be Inspired’ & ‘Masterclass’ taster days for students in Years 10, 11 and 12. These days offer opportunity to learn more about specific subject areas, courses, careers and our facilities on campus. These events are arranged on an individual basis and are subject to availability.

Both of our ‘Be Inspired’ and ‘Masterclass’ days consist of a number of different activities: A guided tour of the campus and specialist facilities; Q&A session with Staff and Students; 2 x taster sessions relevant to your chosen area (these will be in-depth and course specific for Masterclasses); Careers seminar which will focus on progression routes.

Guided Campus Tours

We are able to provide guided campus tours for individuals and groups on a weekly basis between 10am and 4pm. Tours are conducted by our experienced team of Student ambassadors. If you are interested please fill in the enquiry form or e-mail

UCAS Exhibitions

We attend a number of UCAS Exhibitions across the Midlands, Northern Ireland, South West England and Wales each year. Academic Staff and Student Ambassadors will be in attendance at each event to answer any questions you might have on our unique subject areas, courses, facilities and student life at Hartpury. UCAS Exhibitions are primarily aimed at those within Year 12 and undertaking access to HE courses. Further information on Exhibitions can be found here:

We are pleased to announce we will be attending the following Exhibitions in 2017.

2017 Dates


8th and 9th March

Northern Ireland

20th March


20th March

North East Wales

21st and 22nd March


23rd March

Hereford and Worcester

3rd and 4th April


4th April

West Wales

5th April


25th and 26th April

East Midlands

27th April


12th and 13th June



External Major Events

Through our community and regional outreach portfolio, we attend a wide variety of major events and county shows throughout the year. Further information regarding our attendance at these events and what’s on offer will be available closer to the time of each event.

The following event attendance is planned for 2017:


2017 Dates


Subject Area Focus


10th – 12th February 2017

British Shooting Show

Agriculture and Game


Gloucestershire Skillsfest

Agriculture and Game, Equine, Animal Science and Sport

3rd – 7th May 2017

Badminton Horse Trials

Equine and Sport

6th – 11th June 2017

Cheltenham Science Festival

Animal Science, Equine and Sport

16th – 18th June 2017

Royal Three Counties Show

Agriculture and Game, Equine and Animal Science

1st – 2nd July 2017

Cotswold Show and Food Festival

Agriculture and Game, Equine and Animal Science

3rd – 6th August 2017

BBC Countryfile Live (Blenheim Palace)

Agriculture and Game, Equine and Animal Science

14th – 17th September 2017

Blenheim Horse Trials

Equine and Sport



Want to know where we are or where we are going to be? Click the links below to find out everything you need to know.

Our events


If you 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 as you tour!



For general information about outreach, plus event and activity queries please contact

For enquiries regarding entry requirements and courses, please contact or call 01452 702345.