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College News 01May 2015

General Election countdown steps up a gear at Hartpury as students give MP hopefuls a grilling at hustings

General Election countdown steps up a gear at Hartpury as students give MP hopefuls a grilling at hustings

Students had the chance to hear from four of the political candidates standing for election in the Forest of Dean at the hustings in Legends Bar. They were James Greenwood (Green Party), Mark Harper (Conservative), Steven Parry-Hearn (Labour) and Steve Stanbury (UK Independence Party). Chris Coleman (Liberal Democrats) was invited but was, unfortunately, unable to attend.


Each of the candidates had the chance to set out their party’s key policies and their own credentials in a three-minute speech before facing questions from students and staff. They had 90 seconds to respond to each question.


Questions asked covered a range of issues, from tuition fees, student debt, the future funding and potential privatisation of the NHS to the current voting system. The candidates were also quizzed about what sets their party apart from the rest and whether a vote for a ‘minority’ party is a wasted vote.


Janine Fox from Hartpury Students’ Union, who chaired the hustings, said: “With the General Election fast approaching, this was a great opportunity for students to hear more from four of the candidates fighting to be elected as their MP for the Forest of Dean and ask questions about the issues that affect them before casting their vote.


“There were some excellent questions posed and it just goes to show that young people are engaged in politics and the issues affecting local people as well as the things that affect them and their peers.


“We’re committed to doing everything we can to encourage our students to vote and the Students’ Union is on hand to answer any of their questions about the voting process and how they can get more involved.”

06 Dec 2016 College News

Hark the Hartpury angels sing! Primary pupils sing loud and proud to put college in the Christmas spirit

There was a feast of festive cheer at Hartpury today (December 6th) as local schoolchildren sung their hearts out to Hartpury staff and students at a special Christmas Carol Service.


21 Nov 2016 College News

Physical Education and School Sports students no longer need Sat Navs!

Physical Education and School Sports students from Hartpury University Centre have recently completed their Silver National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS).

18 Nov 2016 College News

Hartpury pitches in and forks out to help City Farm change children’s lives

Hartpury has been pitching in and forking out to help a local charity change the lives of young people in Gloucester and open their eyes to a world of new opportunities.

11 Nov 2016 College News

Hartpury remembers…standing room only for Remembrance Day Service

It was standing room only as students and staff remembered the fallen at Hartpury College’s annual Remembrance Day Service today.