My first week at Hartpury was very exciting, mainly because I realised how many opportunities there are to experience things I never thought I’d see or do.
During our first week, we had a tour of Hartpury to familiarise ourselves with the facilities. This is where I fell in love with the equine facilities and got to try out the riding simulators, which is one of those things you never forget.
The first week is also ‘Freshers’ Week’ – which means there’s lots of opportunity to make new friends at fun events. There were themed parties with live music and DJs, movie and quiz nights, and a day out to explore Gloucester and Bristol.
The first week was pure excitement. The staff organised so many great activities that I didn’t have time to feel homesick. I made friendships that have made my Hartpury experience so much better.
My first week went way too quickly! It was just brilliant; meeting and spending time with so many new faces from all different walks of life.
I thoroughly recommend coming out of your shell and making the most of your Freshers’ week.