When you become a student at Hartpury, you become part of something bigger, part of a community. That aspect of our student experience was recognised by Ofsted in 2019 when they rated our pastoral care and support for residential students – most of whom are living away from home for the first time – as outstanding.
At Hartpury, there’s a network of support staff to ensure that you make a smooth transition from school to college life. You’ll be assigned a personal tutor as soon as you arrive, who is there to provide you with all the support you need to reach your academic goals.
If you need a friendly ear, our Student Services and Wellbeing Teams can help with guidance and advice on everything from finance and accommodation to health and wellbeing.
Keeping you safe and well
Emotional problems and stress can affect your studies. If students are having difficulties support is available from the Wellbeing Centre who offer a daily term-time drop-in at 11:30am and 3:30pm (Mon to Fri) and can refer students to our onsite Student Counselling Service or our Student Assistance Programme.
The Wellbeing and Counselling Service teams provide wellbeing support and free short term counselling, as well as signposting and connecting students with other services where appropriate.
Students and staff are actively encouraged to let the safeguarding team know about any concerns they might have about young people on campus. Hartpury University and Hartpury College also has a designated safeguarding lead.
The Wellbeing Chaplain will help with spiritual and faith issues. They offer space for quiet reflection or prayer and can also offer information about faith communities in the local area.
Our Student Zone is a one-stop shop where students can find all the support they need in one place. Set around a central courtyard, students can access:
Wellbeing services Student finance Accommodation Student services The Innovation, Careers and Enterprise Centre The International team and Admissions Transport IT support The Safeguarding team
Information for parents
There's a wealth of information to put the minds of parents to rest on our dedicated page.
There's a wide range of learning support to help students with the transition to college life and to make the most of their time here.
Innovation, Careers and Enterprise Centre
The experienced Innovation, Careers and Enterprise Centre team provides careers advice and guidance, professional, work and skills-based courses, employability and enterprise opportunities as well as enrichment activities and placement support.
Every year, the college, with the support of the Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership and Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning, hosts a ‘WellFest’ event - a day dedicated to helping students to keep their minds and bodies well.
Recognising the increase in mental ill health among young people, Wellfest puts the focus on keeping students healthy and happy and sees around 3000 students take part in activities and educational workshops.
Hartpury already runs workshops on anti-bullying, drugs and alcohol awareness, radicalisation awareness, sexual and mental health, sexual exploitation and much more. By inviting in other organisations for Wellfest, our students can access all the information and advice they need in one place and know where they can turn to for help.