Industry opportunities on this course are largely provided by our own businesses on campus (see facilities tab), as well as the networking facilitated through guest lecturers and field trips.
Field trips and guest lecturers
Field trips and industry professionals in lectures form an important part of your learning, enabling you to experience different businesses, careers and best practices.
Recent field trips have included visits to Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Tweenhills Farm and Stud, and Kingswood Stud, home of the Kurtsystem. The trips facilitate both industry networking and the opportunity to experience the application of science in practice with those using it on a daily basis.
Guest lecturers are selected to enhance your learning and extend your professional networks, with recent guest lecturers including physical therapists, veterinary surgeons, research scientists in reproductive immunology, artificial Insemination technicians and performance coaches.
Our commercial equine therapy and performance centres offer opportunities for students to gain industry experience to support their careers.
With teams made up of expert personnel alongside volunteers, you could have opportunities to get hands-on with clinical cases and to network with the range of allied professionals involved in the rehabilitation and management of the horses, including veterinarians, farriers and nutritionists.
Furthermore, opportunities exist to gain valuable industry experience by volunteering at the national and international level events hosted by our Equine Centre. These include the Five Star Hartpury Horse Trials and the Hartpury International Festival of Dressage.
Whether you have already defined your career goals or you’re keen to explore your options, these programmes provide opportunities for you to develop both the specialist and transferable skills needed for a range of graduate careers.
Our teaching staff, professionals on campus and careers team are available to provide expert advice and guidance, as required. Recent graduate destinations include:
- Competition Administrator, British Horse Society
- Assistant Therapy Centre Manager
- Agricultural Recruitment Consultant
- UK representative, Digatherm Thermography
- University lecturer
- Assistant racehorse trainer
- PhD study