Hartpury celebrates record numbers of new students

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Record numbers of new students have enrolled at both Hartpury University and Hartpury College in 2018, continuing a superb year for the specialist education institutions.

The significant demand for places at Hartpury University and Hartpury College, which sit alongside each other on the same 360-hectare campus, brings the total student population at Hartpury to more than 3,600. 

Hartpury University has seen a 13% increase in new students enrolling on its undergraduate and taught postgraduate degrees.

The only university in Gloucestershire to currently hold a Gold Award from the Teaching Excellence Framework, it now has more than 1,800 enrolled students.

Areas of particular growth include enrolments for Hartpury’s Animal degrees, with its BSc and MSc Animal courses enjoying a 22% increase in 2018 enrolments.

Degrees in Sport, Veterinary Nursing, Equine and Agriculture also saw increased enrolments.

Hartpury College, rated Ofsted Outstanding in all areas this year, has seen growth in its student numbers for the third consecutive year with a further increase for September 2018.

More than 1,800 students selected to study a Diploma or A-level course at Hartpury College, in contrast to the current demographic dip for 16-18 year olds nationally.

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Hartpury College has seen particular growth in the following courses: A-levels, Animal Management Diplomas, Extended Diploma Rugby, and Extended Diploma PE and Coaching.

Hartpury’s growing reputation on the international stage was reflected by figures showing that more than 110 new students joined Hartpury University or Hartpury College or University from outside of the UK, an increase on 2017.

Russell Marchant, Vice-Chancellor of Hartpury University and Principal of Hartpury College, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to announce a record number of student enrolments at Hartpury.

“The figures reflect the hard work and commitment of all our teams to provide our university and college students with the skills and knowledge and real-life experiences to prepare them for their future careers.

“You will find staff who are not only passionate about their field of expertise, but work hard to make sure that the campus is always a hive of activity where students can find new ways to expand their knowledge and gain new experiences.”

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