Student blogs

Our students and graduates share their stories. A place for student life, opinion pieces on the latest industry topics, graduate experiences, tips for preparing for university, and more.
Alex Drabble male equine student on work placement for David Dennis in Worcestershire

Alex Drabble, BA International Horseracing Business student blog

Alex is a BA International Horseracing Business student at Hartpury University. He's gaining real-world insights into a racehorse training business through his work placement. Read his blog to find out how the business expertise he's developing is preparing him for a marketing or business role within the horseracing industry....

Jade Carter, BSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition student blog

Jade Carter is studying BSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition here at Hartpury. Read about how she realised her true passion for nutrition, her student experience on her course, and her career goal to support amateur and elite athletes to achieve their nutritional goals and excel at their sport....

Sam Drew, BSc Sports Coaching student blog

Sam Drew is a BSc Sports Coaching student here at Hartpury University. Read his blog to discover more about his student life, the practical coaching sessions he loves planning, his passion for playing BUCS rugby, and how he's discovered his calling to becoming a university lecturer....

Martyna Iruretagoyena, FdSc Equine Performance student blog

Martyna Iruretagoyena is an FdSc Equine Performance student from Spain, studying at Hartpury University. Read her blog to discover how her dreams come true every day at Hartpury, from the experience she's gaining in her modules, to gaining confidence and transferable skills as a Student Ambassador. Find out how Hartpury's preparing her to turn her passion for horses into her career....

Samantha Stevens, BA Equine Business Management student blog

Samantha Stevens is a BA Equine Business Management student at Hartpury University. Read her blog and watch the short vlog she's filmed to see what her student life is like. Sam loves combining her two passions, business and equine, with this degree and particularly enjoys the practical sessions that bring the learning to life. She's looking forward to launching a career in business or as an equine lecturer when she graduates....
Tessa Hughes, BSc Applied Animal Science with Therapy student with rabbit

Tessa Hughes, BSc Applied Animal Science with Therapy student blog

Tessa Hughes is studying BSc Applied Animal Science with Therapy at Hartpury University. In her blog and podcast, she explains how her degree is preparing her for the future, from insightful modules opening new career opportunities, to volunteering in the commercial canine and equine therapy centres on campus. She's looking forward to completing a Master's degree to develop her expertise for a career in animal therapy....
Equine student Tiara Ribeiro

Taira Ribeiro, BSc Equestrian Sports Science student blog

Taira Ribeiro is an international student from Mozambique, studying BSc Equestrian Sports Science at Hartpury University. Read about her day-to-day experience of her equine course, what it's like being an international student at Hartpury, and how she's working towards her dream of running her own equine yard in the future....

James Harradine, BSc Equestrian Sports Coaching student blog

James Harradine is studying BSc Equestrian Sports Coaching at Hartpury University. Check out his blog and short video to discover more about his student life. James is gaining valuable coaching experience through his course, and volunteering opportunities, and balances his studies with running his own coaching business. Discover why James loves Hartpury and believes it's the best place to pursue his dreams for the future....

Emily McCaver, Studying Crop Production on BSc Agriculture

Emily McCaver is in her third year studying BSc Agriculture at Hartpury University. Her favourite module is Crop Production, where she loves learning about the new technology coming into the industry. Read her blog to discover what's she's learning, the practical experience she's getting, and how she's benefiting from the expertise shared by lecturers and guest speakers....
Daniel Small sport student on campus

Daniel Small, BSc Physical Education and School Sport student blog

Daniel Small is studying BSc Physical Education and School Sport here at Hartpury. Read his blog to find out about daily life on his course, the experience he's gaining in practical coaching sessions on site and with local schools, and the graduate job he's secured at an international school....

Hannah Clarke, BSc Strength and Conditioning graduate blog

Hannah Clarke is a BSc Strength and Conditioning graduate from Hartpury University. She studied her Bachelor's and Master's degrees here at Hartpury, and now she's studying for her PhD here too. Her ultimate aim is to empower women to achieve their goals in sport. She's also discovered a passion for teaching and is considering a career in lecturing. Read Hannah's story....

Dhruvpal Anchan, MSci Equine Science student blog

Dhruvpal Anchan is an MSci Equine Science student at Hartpury University. Read how his lectures, practical sessions, and volunteering have inspired him to create new jobs in the industry. He also shares his experience as an international student at Hartpury....

Megan Lawley, BSc Sports Therapy student blog

Megan Lawley is a BSc Sports Therapy student here at Hartpury. In her blog and podcast, she shares her experience of her modules, the practical skills she's learning in our on-site Sports Therapy Lab and Rehabilitation Suite, and the opportunities to gain real-world experience volunteering pitchside during our BUCS matches. Discover how this industry-accredited degree will prepare you for a future career as a Sports Therapist....

Ella Smith, BSc Equine Performance and Rehabilitation student blog

Ella Smith is a BSc Equine Performance and Rehabilitation student at Hartpury University. Read about her daily life on campus, the modules she's enjoying, and all the opportunities she has to spend time with horses and gain valuable experience for the future....

Sophie Bridger, BSc Sport and Exercise Science student blog

Sophie Bridger is a BSc Sport and Exercise student here at Hartpury. Read about her experience as a final-year student, from the modules she loves to playing for the BUCS women's rugby team and preparing for a sports science role when she graduates....

Stephen Sarkodie, BA Sport Business Management student blog

Stephen Sarkodie is a BA Sport Business Management student from Ghana. His dream to study a sports business degree whilst progressing his football talent brought him all the way to Hartpury University, where he's settled in, made friends for life, and is on the path to success. Read more about his experience on his course, playing for the men's football academy, and being an international student....

Esmee Matthijsse, BSc Equine Science with Therapy student

Esmee Matthijsse is a second-year student from The Netherlands. After completing a veterinary nursing qualification, she decided to study BSc Equine Science with Therapy (now BSc Equine Performance and Rehabilitation) at Hartpury to develop her scientific understanding of horses. Discover why Hartpury was the perfect place for Esmee....

Iona Robinson, BSc Equine Science student blog

Iona Robinson is a BSc Equine Science student at Hartpury University. Read how her experience at Hartpury has helped her find her path in the nutrition side of the equine industry. She's also taken every opportunity to improve her showjumping through coaching and competitions on sire. Discover more about Iona's Hartpury experience....

Lauren McNeill, BSc Equine Science with Foundation Year student blog

Lauren McNeill is a BSc Equine Science student studying a Foundation Year to prepare for her degree. She's gaining confidence, specialist skills and knowledge through a range of modules and practical sessions, ready to progress into the first year (level 4) of her course. Find out how she's been supported to achieve her best in her studies, as well as exploring potential career paths for the future....
Hartpury student Bethan Evans

Bethan Evans, BSc Animal Training and Performance student blog

Bethan Evans is studying BSc Animal Training and Performance at Hartpury University. Read about her favourite modules and practical sessions, her dream for a future working with animals, and how campus walks with our lovely therapy dog Ralph have helped her build confidence....

Hazel Facey, BSc Human Animal Interaction with Psychology student

Hazel Facey is studying BSc Human Animal Interaction with Psychology at Hartpury University. A Students' Union officer and committee member for the Animal and Green Leaders societies, she's making the most of every opportunity to gain experience and keep improving Hartpury life for everyone. Find out more about the module she's studying and how they're preparing her to complete a Master's degree in Anthrozoology....

Jodie Daniel, BSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare student blog

Jodie Daniel is studying BSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Hartpury University. Read about her modules she's studying, the wildlife she loves discovering on campus and the local placements she's completing. With all of this great experience, she's preparing to launch her dream career in conservation in Africa, protecting endangered species from poachers....
Female animal student handling snake in reptile room

Sapphire Rae, Foundation Year BSc Bioveterinary Science student blog

Sapphire Rae is studying a Foundation Year at Hartpury University, to prepare for the first year (level 4) of her BSc Bioveterinary Science degree. Read her blog to discover how the skills and expertise she's gaining on her Foundation year, and her 20-week internship in our on-site animal collection, are the perfect gateway to her BSc degree and a future career in veterinary medicine....

Saskia Jeremiah, BSc Bioveterinary Science student blog

Saskia Jeremiah is studying BSc Bioveterinary Science at Hartpury University. Read about her daily life on this course, and discover how her favourite modules, practical sessions, and volunteering experience in the Cotswold Dog Spa on campus are preparing her for a future in veterinary medicine....

Edward Evans, BSc Agriculture student blog

Edward Evans is a BSc Agriculture student at Hartpury University. Read his blog to find out why he chose to study agriculture and his plans for a future career in consultancy or technology....
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