Outreach: Schools and colleges

Working with schools

At Hartpury, we believe that everyone should be given the chance to experience university life so that they can understand exactly what is on offer in higher education. We work to inspire, motivate and empower young people, helping them make the right decision to suit their individual ‘wants, needs and aspirations’, and ultimately reach their full potential. Get in touch. 


Activities for schools and colleges

Explore our offering

We offer a wide range of higher education experiences, including subject taster days, student life talks, presentations, and subject masterclasses. Our innovative activities are designed to inspire, raise aspirations and enhance the awareness and benefits of higher education.

We’re supported by highly qualified lecturers and work closely with schools, colleges, teachers and careers advisors to develop strong relationships for targeted outreach work, ensuring that all young people have opportunities, regardless of their background.

These include subject specific workshops in agriculture, animal, equine and sport, as well as outreach workshops, ranging from interview techniques and writing a personal statement, to student life and interactive campus tours.

More activities

In addition to our workshops and activities within schools, we are also able to support events run by schools and colleges, as well as external events such as:

  • Assemblies
  • Talks
  • Career fairs
  • Campus tours
  • UCAS and UK University Search exhibitions
  • GROWS events

If you are running your own event that you would like us to support, or would like any information on the above, please get in touch using our enquiry form. We also welcome individual requests to cater for bespoke requirements.

Find out more

The outreach team will be sending out a monthly newsletter to schools and colleges.

The newsletter will showcase our outreach activities which have taken place in the past month, Hartpury updates, important dates and lots more. To ensure you receive all of our up-to-date information from the outreach team, use the form to sign up.

Newsletter sign up form

UCAS Discovery Exhibitions take place all over the United Kingdom. 

UCAS is the admissions service you will use when applying for university and 95% of attendees at the exhibitions in 2022 found a university, college or employer they would be interested in applying to so they are well worth attending. 

Hartpury University will be attending more exhibitions in 2024 which will include Worcester, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Lincoln and many more. 


UCAS Exhibitions

GROWS is a partnership of the six universities and colleges in Gloucestershire and Hartpury is one of them. They develop resources and deliver events that help young people aged 11-18 make informed decisions about their future.

They work closely with schools to enhance their careers programme and provide events and resources for parents to support their child with future choices.

Hartpury works with GROWS on events such as Animal Science weekend, Sports taster days, Hartpury's Year 9 summer residential and many more.


Hartpury University is a member of HEAT, a not-for-profit organisation. They provide a service where we can track and monitor the progress of individuals who have engaged with our outreach activities. 

The purpose of sharing personal information is to explore the relationship between activity engagement and student success with the aim to improve future outcomes. The purpose of this data collection is to investigate this impact alongside, individual information regarding  attainment, progression, social mobility, graduate outcomes, and eventual employment.

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