Three students drinking coffee in Graze

Social life

With so much happening on campus and buzz of urban life in Gloucester and Cheltenham on your doorstep, life at Hartpury is never dull!

Our parties and highly anticipated Summer Ball are always highlights of the year. On Wednesdays, students support our teams as they compete in the BUCS league – including rugby, football, and netball – before heading to Legends to celebrate.

Students can also watch Championship-side Hartpury University RFC and Premier 15s Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC play at home, as well as equine events throughout the year.

Freshers Fair

Students' Union

As a Hartpury student, you’re automatically a part of our Students’ Union (SU). Students' unions put together social events, sports and societies for a range of different interests and, with such a variety of opportunities to choose from, you’re bound to find something for you.

Destination Gloucestershire


Group of students walking through Gloucester Quays


Students Walking Along Street In Cheltenham

Festivals and events

Outdoor Cinema outside Hartpury House