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Our credentials

Discover why students select Hartpury as their top choice

We've been changing lives since 1948. We're united both by our history and our passion to positively impact the future for our students and others.

We're a place for big ideas. A place for innovators, game changers, and the downright curious to come together and make a difference in our specialist industries.

Find out more about the accolades that demonstrate our credentials as one of the UK's leading education providers in agriculture, animal, equine, sport and veterinary nursing.

Hartpury University ranks 1st in the South West and 6th in the UK for Teaching Quality, according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.  The institution was also named 14th in the UK for Student Experience and climbed an impressive seven places overall in the UK-wide league table.

The guide includes definitive rankings of 132 British universities, based on their performance in areas for undergraduates such as quality of teaching, facilities and graduate career prospects.


Hartpury is the number one English Mainstream University within ‘Academic Support’, according to results published by the National Student Survey (NSS) 2023 – the largest survey of its kind in the world. 

The NSS gathers opinions and feedback from students about their time at university. It surveys students on a range of factors related to their academic experience, including the teaching on their course, assessment and feedback, and how well courses are organised. Results are collated from the honest feedback received on the student experience at their institution.

We also finished in the top 10 for Teaching, Learning Opportunities, and Assessment and Feedback, and we're the number one university in the ‘How good are teaching staff at explaining things?’ category.

Regionally, we're number one in Gloucestershire for Teaching, Assessment and Feedback, Organisation and Management, and Student Voice, as well as number one in the South West for Learning Opportunities.


“To be named as the number one university in England for Academic Support and number one university in Gloucestershire for Teaching, are accolades I am particularly proud of, given our commitment to ensuring students have access to the highest quality education in an environment where they feel supported." Rosie Scott-Ward, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Hartpury University

Hartpury University is rated Gold in all three areas of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) - Overall, Student Experience, and Student Outcomes.

228 universities, colleges, and alternative providers of higher education took part in the TEF; a national scheme run by the Office for Students (OfS) that aims to encourage higher education providers to improve and deliver excellence in the areas that students care about the most: teaching, learning and achieving positive outcomes from their studies.


“TEF Gold is an outstanding achievement and I’m incredibly proud to have the honour of congratulating our hardworking staff who work tirelessly to ensure students receive the very best teaching possible." Professor Andy Collop, Vice-Chancellor of Hartpury University

Hartpury students achieve consistency excellent graduate employability figures. Results released in the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey from HESA revealed that 97% of all 2020/21 Hartpury graduates have progressed into employment, further study or other purposeful activity.

The results place Hartpury University as 1st in the South West of England and in the top 10% of UK universities for graduate employability.

Graduate Outcomes is the biggest UK annual social survey and is designed to capture the perspectives and current work status of recent graduates. All graduates who completed a course were asked to take part in the survey 15 months after they finish their studies.


“We’re delighted that our graduates continue to demonstrate the Hartpury attributes that make them such a huge asset in the workplace. During their studies, we work hard to help them become independent, professional and adaptable individuals that are well-rounded and ready for their future careers." Professor Andy Collop, Vice-Chancellor of Hartpury University

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