Before you arrive


Have you got the right kit? Depending upon your course, you may need specialist equipment.  Please check the table towards the bottom of the page to see if that is the case. We also provide department specific clothing, which can be ordered from our online shop at

Reading for your degree Our University Learning Centre works closely with programme managers and module leaders to stock books relevant to your course. If you wish to purchase text books, you can find a recommended reading list at Select Hartpury from the list and then enter your course.  You do not have to buy all of them as there are loan copies available.

Make arrangements to pay your fees

If you are paying your fees via Student Loans Company, make sure you have your letter confirming this and bring it with you to Hartpury (it has a bar code on the top). If you are not paying your fees with a student loan please contact the Student Finance office before you arrive

Guide to Hartpury accommodation

You can find everything you need to know about moving into our accommodation here. If you have chosen not to self-cater you may be interested in the Hartpury Meal Plan, a cost effective way to have a nutritious meal cooked for you five days a week. View our Hartpury Meal Plan leaflet for more information.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Basic crockery, cutlery, tea towel, washing up liquid, bathroom cleaner, kitchen cleaner and pots and pans if you’re in a self-catered block.
  • Bed linen including: duvet, sheet, blanket, pillows. A mattress protector is highly recommended
  • Toiletries (including toilet rolls)
  • Coat hangers
  • If you bring a TV or plan to watch TV online, please remember you are required to buy a TV licence
  • You may have your own kettle in your room

 What am I NOT allowed to bring with me?

  • Fridges, freezers, microwaves or toasters
  • Electric blankets, electric heaters or electric fans
  • Rice cookers, steam cookers or deep fat fryers
  • Sandwich makers, George Foreman grills or similar
  • Cubed adaptors or drum reel extension leads
  • No candles, tea lights or electric fairy lights
  • No pets of any kind

Bringing your laptop? Once your IT account is active, the latest Microsoft Office software and Windows 10 will be available to Hartpury students at no cost. You will also have access to a dedicated software store where you can buy products at heavily discounted prices.

Phone coverage EE & BT have the best on-campus coverage. O2 and Vodafone are the worst.

Check your dates The academic calendar is available here. It will help you plan holidays and any part-time work.

Shopping! Via the Hartpury shop you can join the gym, purchase your Freshers’ bands and arrange car parking. Clothing is available here.

NUS Extra Discount Card
As an affiliated member of the National Union of Students (NUS) you will also be part of a student movement of around seven million members, campaigning locally, nationally and globally on the things that matter to you. It also means you can buy the all-important NUS Extra Student Discount card!

Learning support – Some students may have study support needs due to a specific learning difficulty (i.e. dyslexia or dyspraxia), long-term medical condition, physical disability, mental health conditions or hearing/visual impairment.

Please do tell us if you have a specific learning difficulty or disability so we can ensure appropriate support is put in place to enable you to get the most out of your course.

Students with a disability, including dyslexia, may be eligible for support through the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA). These allowances are intended to assist UK students with disabilities who are studying in Higher Education. The award is intended to help meet the extra costs of studying, that students may face as a direct result of a disability or specific learning difficulty, and to help students study on an equal basis with other students. This allowance is not income dependent.

The process can take on average 10-12 weeks so you are encouraged to apply as soon as you can.

Please refer to the following links for guidance:

England –

Wales -

Scotland -

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If you would like to talk to someone in confidence about your support needs then please contact a member of the Learning Support Team:

Beth Leo (HE Learning Support Co-ordinator) – 01452 702447

Claire Tomalin (HE Support Tutor)

Academic regulations 

Here are links to your academic regulations. They include the guidelines you need to follow while you’re a student here. Please read these before enrolment.

University of the West of England Terms and Conditions

University Centre Hartpury Regulations


Our brand new clothing store is now live! You can pre-order clothing now from

This is an exciting five year partnership with XBlades Sports who also provide the kit for Gloucester Rugby.

Not sure on what you'll need to buy ready for the new year? View our handy guide below.

Course clothing

You'll need these for your course. 

  College University

Level 2 Student bundle - Safety Wellies, Green Lab Coat and Safety Boots.

Level 3 Student bundle- Safety Wellies, Green Lab Coat, White Lab Coat, Green Boiler Suit & Safety Boots

(these items are not currently available to view online, but you are able to complete an order form, found here)

Animal Sciences Student bundle - Safety Wellies, Green Lab Coat, White Lab Coat & Green Boiler Suit

(these items are not currently available to view online, but you are able to complete an order form, found here)

Sport Hartpury Sport Bundle - Red Hoody, Red t-shirt & Black Track Pants Hartpury Sport Bundle - Red Hoody, Red t-shirt & Black Track Pants
Agriculture Agriculture Bundle - Black Overalls, Red Hoody & Red Polo Agriculture Bundle - Black Overalls, Red Hoody & Red Polo 
Equine Hartpury Equine Yard Starter Pack or Hartpury Equine Riding Starter Pack Hartpury Equine Yard Starter Pack or Hartpury Equine Riding Starter Pack

Veterinary Nursing

Veterinary Physio

N/A Soft Shell Starter Pack or Nursing Yard Jacket Starter Pack

Competitive Sport Kit

You'll need these if you will be representing Hartpury

Rugby Training bundle - Red Tempest Training Top, Red Rugby Jersey, Black Rugby shorts, Red Rugby Socks & Black Training shorts (Men)/ Black Leggings (Women)
Football Training bundle - Black Tracksters, Red Tempest Training Top, 2 X Training tops, 2 X Footbal shorts & 2 X Football Socks
Netball Sport bundle - Sport hoody, Red Training top & Sport Trackpants Black
Modern Pentathlon Sport bundle
Multi-Sport Sport bundle
Golf Golf bundle - Red Academy Polo, Red Training T-shirt & Black training shorts