Welcome Week and Freshers'


Arriving at Hartpury – Welcome Week and Freshers’

Living in Hartpury accommodation – Residential Welcome Day, Sunday 10th September, 2017

This event is key to support residential students moving into onsite accommodation. You will have the opportunity to meet your new housemates and staff/student block wardens.

After you have settled into your new digs Uni life begins with a Welcome party and live band in Legends student bar.

Registration times for the Residential Welcome Day are as follows:

10:00 to 11:00 Vet Nursing Foundation and Animal Foundation Degrees

11:00 to 12:00 Vet Nursing Honours and Animal and Agriculture Honours Degrees

12:00 to 13:00 Equine Foundation Degrees

12:00 to 13:00 Equine Honours Degrees

14:00 to 15:00 Sport Foundation Degrees

15:00 to 16:00 Sport Honours Degrees

If you are using onsite Livery, please ensure you arrive earlier to settle your horse into its new stable before your allocated registration time above.

Non-residential students will start Monday 11 September 2017.

Welcome week

This starts Monday 11 September. Depending upon your subject area, your first meeting is:

  • Equine – 9:30 in MDC 1
  • Vet Nursing (except Diploma in Professional Studies) – 9:30 in A6
  • Sport – 10:30 in MDC1
  • Animal and Agriculture – 10:30 in A6

Tuesday 12 September 2017

  • Diploma in Professional Studies Veterinary Nursing - 10:15, meet outside Red and Blacks

There will be signs around campus to help you find these places.  In these meetings you will receive your induction timetable for the week – bring a pen!

Please note: If you are not enrolling until the Tuesday, your student ID will not be issued. To access any Freshers' Week events you will need to bring a form of photo ID. 

What will happen during Welcome Week?

During the course of the first two days you will:

  • Complete the registration process.
  • Have your photo taken and receive your student ID card
  • Speak to the Finance Team regarding payments. Don’t forget your letter from the Student Loans Company.
  • Familiarise yourself with the campus, meet your programme manager and tutor
  • make some amazing friends

As part of the academic induction programme, you will receive an introduction to the library, IT facilities and the computer network. There are also some fun activities to help you get to know each other - staff and students! You will also complete module selection for the year, allowing your timetable for the academic year to be created.

Don't forget your pen! There will be forms to complete and plenty of signatures required.

The Students' Union take care of the evening activities. They’ll ensure that you get to know each other and have fun!

Lectures for all students will start on MONDAY 18 September 2017 

Late arrival

We aim to offer the best possible service to our students. We only permit late arrival in exceptional circumstances and with the permission of your academic department. If you have reason to think that your arrival might be delayed, please contact the Admissions Office well in advance so that special arrangements can be made.  Places cannot be held open beyond the first day of term unless permission has been obtained in advance. Tuition and accommodation fees are charged from the beginning of term and no reductions are available because of late arrival.  If you have reserved a room but are unable to register on time you must also inform our Accommodation Office of your arrival date.

And then the learning starts …

The programme is split into two semesters. Semester one runs from September to December with exams in January. Semester two runs from January to May with exams in May/June – view the dates here. You will have one day a week free from lectures. This means you can get a part-time job, volunteer for a local organisation or undertake work experience to strengthen your CV ready for your career.   Our Innovation, Careers and Enterprise (ICE) centre can help you find roles that are right for you.