Giving you the Hartpury Advantage

The Hartpury Advantage is about helping you to become the best you can be, not only within your academic study but by supporting you to develop experiences and skills that will ensure you stand out when entering the workplace.

We’ll help you take control of their career development right from their first day at Hartpury and the Hartpury staff team are here to encourage and advise you as you build your ‘Hartpury Advantage’ throughout your time with us.

Employers are discerning and in a competitive jobs market; industry looks for graduates who can stand apart from the crowd and who can articulate and demonstrate personal attributes beyond their qualifications.

We believe your Hartpury Advantage starts at day one and will be maximised by embracing the breadth of opportunity your time at Hartpury has to offer.

Real world experience

Your programme of study has been designed to give you the underpinning knowledge to enter the professional field of your choice, but your Hartpury experience is about much more than lectures and assessments.

The campus itself hosts professional and commercial activity in all of our key sectors, giving students valuable opportunities to get involved and see industry working first hand.

Plus your course leaders and tutors work closely with industry on and off campus to provide you with projects and opportunities that mirror professional practice.

We have excellent partnerships and networks with the industries we serve and academic staff who are also practitioners in their field of expertise. They have a wealth of experience and contacts they will share with you.

The placements, volunteering and part-time jobs you undertake during your degree build valuable skills and provide opportunities to cultivate contacts and boost your CV. Plus there are lots of opportunities to gain additional qualifications alongside your degree at Hartpury, from leadership and management to coaching badges.

Building an e-portfolio that sets you apart

Throughout your degree, you will be encouraged to prepare for your future by building an E-portfolio of your experiences.

This will help you to recognise and reflect on all you have achieved and enable you to talk about it to employers with confidence. Equally, it will help you to identify any gaps in your skills or experience that you need to address before you head into that important interview.

Alongside our academic teams, Hartpury’s Achievement and Success Centre, our Innovation, Careers and Enterprise Centre and the Students’ Union will help you add experiences and skills that build confidence and ensure you have the Hartpury Advantage when you graduate.