5 reasons to study a Hartpury degree in 2020

5 reasons to study a Hartpury degree in 2020

Following this CV19 pandemic, your degree is, arguably, more valuable than ever – both for yourself and society. As a graduate, you’re likely to earn more and be happier during your lifetime; you’ll also be able to add real value to a planet that needs you.

The world needs you

The world needs skilled graduates to help strengthen commerce, communities and the environment. Feeding the planet, improving animal welfare and advancing public health through sport and exercise will be critically important as our nation moves towards a new and improved normality. These industries need skilled and passionate graduates, just like you will be, who can help them to carve out successful new futures.

You'll benefit from among the highest quality teaching in the UK at Hartpury - we hold Teaching Excellence Framework Gold status.

Boost your employability

Studying a degree could help you to miss the worst of this labour market turmoil, with research showing that you're least likely to get a job if you’ve just left full-time education and you don’t have a degree (Resolution Foundation briefing, 2020). By choosing university, you'll develop new skills in line with evolving employment industry demands, ready to secure a rewarding role in three or four years' time. Work placements, volunteering opportunities, careers events and strong industry connections will help you to gain the expertise and connections needed to get there - many of our students get their graduate roles through the professional networks they make while they’re here.

Did you know that we're among the top universities in the country for employability? 98% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months (DLHE 2019).

Do something you love

Your time with us is the perfect opportunity for you to delve into a subject you’re passionate about – whether that’s animals, horses, agriculture or sport – supported by leading academic experts and learning support teams. Our lecturers live and breathe their subjects, both inside and outside their roles, and deliver first-rate teaching (Teaching Excellence Framework Gold). Now is the ideal time to make the most of your degree, ready to make a difference to your own and others’ lives over the coming years.

You’ll have access to your own personal tutor, as well as academic, career and wellbeing services at Hartpury. It’s no wonder we’re rated in the UK top 10 for student support (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019).

Be happier and healthier

Graduates show higher satisfaction with their lives and happiness than non-graduates (HEFCE 2017). In fact, research shows that 86% of graduates find their current role meaningful (HESA 2020). Alongside the fulfilment gained from a rewarding career, Hartpury is full of opportunities to develop yourself as a person. Meeting new people, having new experiences and growing independence are all a huge part. Our students share that they meet like-minded people that become lifelong friends and partners! Alongside your learning, you can get stuck into new hobbies and interests through societies, inspiring talks and volunteer groups, to name a few.

Command a higher salary

Finally, as a graduate, you’re more likely to be employed in a rewarding role and earn a higher salary. The new Graduate Labour Market Statistics (2019) show that working age graduates earn an average salary of £34,000, which is £9,000 more than the average salary for someone without a degree. Our own research shows that Hartpury University graduates earn £548,167 more during their working lives than the average person without a degree (Economic Impact Report, 2018). We know that money isn’t everything, but it’s reassuring to know, alongside the benefits above, that you can get a good return for your financial investment.

We’ll help you transform your passion into real-world success.

See for yourself