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.

Sophie Savage; attending the BIAZA Research Conference at ZSL

Hi! I’m Sophie Savage, an MRes Animal Behaviour and Welfare student at Hartpury. I’ve just returned from the BIAZA Research Conference, hosted at ZSL (London zoo). I presented my first poster there which was titled ‘There’s an ‘I’ in tiger: individual differences in behaviour with tigers using an enclosure rotation system’....

Faces of Agriculture - Rosie Finney

Final-year Agriculture student, Alice, shares her story about how she knew Hartpury was the place for her....

Faces of Agriculture - Joe Goodenough

Third-year Agriculture student Joe Goodenough shares his journey, from choosing Hartpury to his future career plans...

Faces of Agriculture - Wonga Matubatuba

Third-year student Wonga Matubatuba shares his story about moving from South Africa to Hartpury to study Agriculture...

Faces of Agriculture - Alice Bathard

First-year Agriculture student Alice Bathard shares her story about choosing Hartpury and her future plans...

Faces of Agriculture - Tilly Abbott

Second-year student Tilly Abbott shares her story about why she chose Hartpury and her future plans...

Ellie Evans, BSc Canine Training and Performance student blog

Ellie Evans studies BSc (Hons) Canine Training and Performance and shares her experience of this course at Hartpury....
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Budgeting and working as a Hartpury student

Alanna Malt is a BA Equine Business Management student and gives insights into budgeting and working as a Hartpury student....

Emily Pitman, BA Equine Business Management student blog

Emily Pitman studies BA Equine Business Management and discusses this course and her placement....

Hannah Knaggs – from Texas, USA to Hartpury, Gloucestershire

Hannah Knaggs is an international graduate from Texas USA. After five years at Hartpury – during which time she studied Access to HE and MSci Equine Science, and helped shape the student experience as Students’ Union President – she’s here to share her tips and insights....
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Hartpury’s amazing facilities

I’m here to share my experience of using Hartpury’s amazing facilities – inside and outside of my course...

Making friends at Hartpury

Hi, I’m Emily, a second year BA Equine Business Management student. I’m local to Hartpury, but still lived on site in Limbury (the best!) during my first year. Now I’m in my second year I’m living in a student house near Kingsholm stadium – with friends I made in first year. I’m here to share my experience and top tips for making friends at university....

A day in the life of an SU President – attending the NUS National Conference 2022

Hi, I’m Joe Goodenough, a third year BSc Agriculture student with an interest in mental health and sustainable food systems. I’m the current Students’ Union President: Representation. In March 2022, I went to the NUS (National Union of Students) National Conference in Liverpool....

Henry Phillip, BSc Sports and Exercise Science student blog

Hi, I’m Henry, and I’m in my second year of studying the BSc Sports and Exercise Science degree at Hartpury University....
Gloucester docks

Student friendly things to do in Gloucestershire

We asked our students to share their favourite things to do and places to visit in Gloucestershire....

Your first week at Hartpury

We’ll send Your Enrolment Guide in July for everything you need to know about joining us in September*, but in the meantime, our students share their memories…...

My passion for dog agility

Discover dog agility in this blog written by Ellie Evans, who is studying BSc (Hons) Canine Training and Performance......

Rural life at Hartpury

Lucy James is a second-year BSc Bioveterinary Science student at Hartpury University. Read her blog to discover Hartpury's beautiful rural campus and the surrounding countryside......
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Watching sports at Hartpury

In this blog, second-year BA Equine Business Management student Alanna Malt talks about watching the sport at Hartpury and getting involved socially......

A great day out at the races

Ana Domecq San Gil is an international student from Spain, currently in her second year of BSc Equine Performance and Rehabilitation. Here she shares her experience and top tips for a great day out at The Festival at Cheltenham....
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....
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