Social spots on site
In my first year, the quads in the middle of the accommodation blocks were a really popular space to hang out.
On sunny days, everyone would sit together with a speaker and get the BBQs going. Sometimes, a big group of us would go to Hartpury house and kick a ball around whilst we watched the sunset – the view there is amazing.
During the evening, we would socialise in each other’s accommodation or go on nights out.
If you aren’t into nightlife/drinking, there are plenty of opportunities to meet new friends, such as watching our rugby and football BUCS games. The games attract loads of people, and the atmosphere makes it really enjoyable.
As well as this, watching the many equine events held at Hartpury is a nice past time.
Societies and team
There lots of different clubs and societies at Hartpury – from recreational sports to a gaming group, book society, green leaders, walking and LGBT+.
I’m a member of the Hartpury Ladies Hockey BUCS team. Joining the team meant I met people from different courses and different years. The sport teams also have mixed socials so you’re able to meet new people on the different sports teams.
If you like playing sport, I’d recommend joining Hartpury hockey. We’re a really welcoming, friendly team for all abilities. Some of us hadn’t played since school, so we support each other to develop and most importantly, have fun! We’ve become like a big family and always have the best time when we’re with each other.