AT HARTPURY A DEGREE IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A PIECE OF PAPER.
Every aspect of our specialist campus is designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to open the door to their dream career.
And you’ll be more than just a number at Hartpury University Centre. With small teaching groups and your own personal tutor, your lecturers will support you as an individual to achieve your ambitions in the land-based industry. Plus we offer part-time and flexible study routes, which can help you fit your studies around your current farming, work and family commitments.
New for September 2017, we’re launching a new Honours degree in Agriculture with opportunities to study abroad in the USA, New Zealand, Canada or Australia, to gain a wealth of practical and work experience, to benefit from the extensive commercial activities on and off site and to develop groundbreaking research while working in the industry. Why not book on to one of our dedicated Agriculture open days to find out more?
Choosing Hartpury for your agriculture degree means....
Our dedicated teaching staff will be there to support you every step of the way in our close-knit community, while industry standard facilities, the latest machinery and technology and exceptional opportunities for work experience will bring your subject to life.
Hartpury’s estate boasts its own commercial Home Farm, with more than 250 milking cows, around 80 calves, more than 600 sheep and arable land. Students are able to experience milking, calving, lambing and rearing and observe and assist with veterinary procedures on the farm. Our new farm facility at Okle Clifford is also at the heart of a new farm biodiversity project, offering exceptional opportunities for student research.
Our University Land-based Centre set in the heart of our fully working commercial farm leads out to 12 demonstration crop plots so that students can pop their wellies on and take what they have learned in their lectures and apply it immediately in the field. We've recently had agricultural technicians use state of the art SoilQuest technology to dig deep on Hartpury’s farms to scan the fields and map the soils, with degree students eagerly awaiting the results, and in the same week, students had their eyes opened to new direct drilling machinery that is set to revolutionise seed sowing at Hartpury.
Hartpury also offers a wide range of additional courses and training that you can undertake alongside your degree to boost your CV and further explore the areas you are interested in – not only in agriculture but in animal, equine and sport too. We’ve even had Agriculture degree students play rugby for England Students and for Hartpury RFC in National League One!
One week each semester is set aside without formally timetabled lectures to help support your studies and allow time for additional courses and specialist trips. Recently, these have included tractor driving, pesticide application and chainsaw operation courses, as well as working with the College’s deer herd.
Our graduates have gone on to become farm and estate managers, agronomists, agricultural advisors and sales managers and lecturers, while others have started up their own businesses or supported their family farm.
Take for example, Hartpury graduates Tom Mitchell and Aimee Parry, who have set up the very successful Happy Goat Company from their family farm, or Patrick Graf-Grote, who is working in agricultural sales in Germany, while Zoe Jackson spent her work placement on a dairy farm in New Zealand and now plans to work in dairy cow nutrition or genetics.
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