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Why Hartpury? How to apply

Our specialist facilities match our specialist nature. Students benefit from access to some of the most advanced facilities in the world at an educational institution.

Hartpury University provides the ideal semi-professional learning environment for you to absorb yourself in your studies. You'll have opportunities to develop the skills that employers are looking for whilst gaining invaluable professional experience.

Do what you love

We've invested over £50 million over recent years, including our Sports Academy, Agri-Tech Centre, Tech Box Park and new equine arena. Discover our campus.

Our courses

Agriculture facilities

If you’ve got the passion to drive the sector to a more sustainable future, we’ve got everything else you need to put your learning into practice and contribute to studies that are helping to drive the industry forward sustainably.

You’ll have access to 400 hectares of award-winning commercial farmland across five sites, with the latest agricultural technology available as part of our 10-year Digital Innovation Farm project.

Agriculture facilities
  • Award-winning farm business: access to 400 hectares across five sites
  • Commercial farm: home to cows, calves, sheep, arable land and modern facilities
  • Supplying: national brands such as Müller, Marks and Spencer and more
  • £2m Agri-Tech Centre: phase one of our Digital Innovation Farm uses smart technology for livestock research
  • New £2m Tech Box Park: research and innovation spaces for local agri-businesses
  • Modern dairy parlour: for applied learning and research to improve dairy herd welfare
  • Modern teaching space: step from the classroom, straight onto the farm
  • Trial plots: used by ADAS for important environmental research.
Agriculture courses

Animal facilities

Our 360-hectare rural campus provides the ideal space for wildlife conservation. Our diverse ever-expanding collection includes access to over 70 species comprising invertebrates, reptiles, aquatics, exotics and large and small animals.

Our specialist animal science laboratories and veterinary nursing training centre enable students to apply theory to practice, gain real-life experience and develop scientific research skills.

Animal facilities
  • Animal Management Centre: our vivarium of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and fish
  • Walled Animal Garden: home to rodents, rabbits, ferrets, meerkats, prairie dogs and our giant Sulcata, Millie
  • Orchard paddock: green pastures with emus, llamas, chickens and goats
  • Commercial farm: access to domestic livestock including our dairy herd
  • Equine yard and therapy centre: horses at peak fitness or in rehabilitation
  • Canine Therapy Centre: opportunities to gain rehabilitation and business experience
  • Canine arena: new practical training facility
  • Animal science labs: specialist equipment for teaching and research
  • £730,000 Equine Animal Assisted Activity Area: deeper insight through practical training sessions.
Animal courses

Equine facilities

Benefit from multi-million-pound equine facilities, used by world-class riders and horses from across the globe.

From research opportunities in our rider performance and hydrotherapy centres, to client-facing positions in our commercial therapy centre, you’ll develop professional skills for the future.

Equine facilities
  • Commercial Equine Therapy Centre: treat and rehabilitate horses, and develop practical and professional skills for the future
  • Equine hydrotherapy centre for excellence: our new £500,000 water treadmill facility
  • International competition arenas: indoor and outdoor arenas for practical learning
  • Equine and Animal Assisted Activity Area: use our brand-new £730,000 arena for scientific research and practical learning
  • Equine yard for 230 horses: you could gain hands-on care and management expertise
  • Rider performance Centre: access to top-of-the-range riding simulators and performance gym
  • Livery: DIY stables for 150 horses on site, with barn mentoring opportunities
  • Equine science labs: specialist equipment for teaching and research.
Equine courses

Sport facilities

Develop hands-on expertise and undertake research in our over £10 million Sports Academy, enabling our students to learn using some of the most advanced technologies in the UK.

With access to specialist laboratories, gyms and pitches, you’ll explore new ways to improve health and fitness for everyone – from elite athletes to school children.

Sport facilities

World-class in performance sport

  • Gyms: learn and train using the latest strength and conditioning equipment
  • Anti-gravity treadmill: to support athlete rehabilitation and training
  • Human performance laboratory: carry out sports science physiology testing
  • Biomechanics laboratory: investigate movement and skill using 3D motion capture cameras and force plates
  • Rehabilitation and therapy centre: massage beds and tables for sports therapy
  • Performance Analysis Suite: analyse and code athlete match performance
  • 1,500m2 sports hall with integrated camera: for learning, analysis, competitive and recreational matches
  • Pitches: eight grass and two 3G rubber crumb pitches, plus our rugby stadium and clubhouse
  • Driving range: with GASP video analysis software for continual improvement
  • Sport Business Hub: our network of sports organisations
Sport courses

Veterinary Nursing facilities

Benefit from a dedicated Veterinary Nursing Clinical Skills Centre, with everything you need to gain valuable hands-on experience.

When you’re not learning on campus you’ll be out in the workplace, gaining clinical and professional experience ready for when you qualify.

Veterinary Nursing facilities
  • Clinical skills centre: veterinary facilities, animal simulators and training models
  • Laboratories: packed with the latest technologies for scientific projects
  • Animal collection: home to 70 domestic and exotic species for volunteering opportunities
  • Commercial farm: volunteer with our livestock including cows and sheep
  • Equine therapy and hydrotherapy centres: opportunities to rehabilitation horses
  • Industry connections: we have links with veterinary practices across the UK
  • New canine and equine arena: use our £730,000 arena for training and research.
Veterinary Nursing courses

Explore our campus

If you’re a prospective Hartpury University student, please download or order a prospectus and book onto a University open day to discover more. You can also explore our campus facilities via our virtual tour below.

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