Why so many students make us their top choice

Here are just five really good reasons why so many students make us their top university choice.

Gold-standard teaching
We’ve been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017)! The quality of our teaching is in the top 20% in the UK. We also hold the only Gold award in the whole of Gloucestershire. Our lecturers are specialists in their subject areas and committed to ensuring your learning is relevant to the outside world.

£500 million facilities
Every aspect of our specialist 360-hectare campus is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience you need to open the door to your dream career. This includes world-class equine facilities, a commercial farm (Home Farm), animal laboratories and a veterinary clinic, and sports pitches and specialist training gyms.

Strong industry partnerships
Bringing learning to life with industry is what we do. From commercial businesses on-site to lecturers and coaches working in the industries we serve, you can count on Hartpury to give you the best chance of hitting the ground running in your dream career.

Industry-standard portfolio
From the day you arrive, we’ll help you plan for your future. You’ll develop a Hartpury Advantage e-portfolio and we’ll give you lots of support to gain the industry experience you need to move into your dream career. You’ll also benefit from our small class sizes, which means we can take a personal approach to your learning and tailor it to suit your needs.

Amazing career opportunities
98% (HESA 2018) of our graduates move into work or further study within six months. This includes Olympic Gold medallists, international field workers and researchers, successful business owners and employment with big brands such as the British Horseracing Authority, Gloucester Rugby and the Three Counties Showground.

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Life at Hartpury

With Cheltenham and Gloucester just on your doorstep and so much happening on campus, life at Hartpury is never dull!

Whether you want to grab a quick coffee, lunch between lectures or a late night drink or snack, you’ll find everything you need on site

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  • 98%

    graduate employability (HESA 2018)

  • Top 10%

    for student satisfaction (NSS 2020)

  • 1st

    in the UK for postgraduate employability (under-25s, PTES 2018)

  • Gold

    Teaching Excellence Framework Gold

Our Academies

We’re skilled at helping elite athletes to combine their study and their sport. We'll help you find the optimal balance to achieve sporting and academic excellence and open doors to a career beyond your sport. If you’re in one of our academies, you will benefit from our exceptional facilities and have access to a range of professional support services, supporting you to be the best you can become on and off the field.


We have a growing reputation for producing high quality research and graduates that make a real difference to the industries we serve. You’ll be part of a thriving research community, with plentiful opportunities to support staff with their projects and develop your own ideas in a broad range of areas.

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Hartpury Advantage

Your personal tutor, together with the whole staff team, will work with you to ensure you have the Hartpury Advantage when you graduate. Throughout your degree, you will be encouraged to prepare for your future by building an E-portfolio of your experiences that you can talk about to employers with confidence. It will also help you to identify any gaps in your skills or experience that you need to address before you head into that important interview.

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