My student life
Being a second year, I currently live in the city of Gloucester in a student house with my friends. I also have a part time job in Gloucester Quays, while also collecting work experience hours with the Gloucester Mounted Police.
Alongside this, I also ride for a local eventer. Having a relatively busy life outside of my studies means I have to be extremely organised, ensuring I keep up with my university work.
Consequently, I visit the on-site library frequently to continue with my studies, while also having monthly 1-2-1 sessions to track my progress.
Opening doors to potential careers
I would like to hope to take my degree into the business side of the equine industry, working alongside top equine brands such as NAF and Fairfax and Favour.
Through studying at Hartpury, I have learnt that marketing and advertising, as well as events management are my strong points and are what I most enjoy.
By choosing these subjects during my second year at Hartpury, I’ve had the chance to fabricate and propose large scale events, creating strategic marketing plans and financial proposals.
These assignments have given me invaluable experience into where I wish to progress in the future, opening doors to possible career paths in the equine industry.
Studying at Hartpury during Covid-19
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, education and learning has been different to how it was in my first year. With most lectures being online, I’ve had to adapt my way of studying, and become more independent and resourceful as a student.
Personally, I see this as a positive change as it has made me more organised and self-sufficient.
In response to this change in education, Hartpury have had constant contact with students, offering us additional support, 1-1 sessions, wellbeing drop-ins, and any guidance we may need. These services have had a massive impact in the transitioning to online learning, instilling students with confidence in their education.