- Animal and Veterinary Nursing facilities at the College include the Animal Science Centre, a well-stocked animal house, aquariums, vivariums, a hydrotherapy unit, an operating theatre, grooming parlour and an equine veterinary and therapy centre.
- Main campus and estate covers an area in excess of 360 hectares (890 acres).
Hartpury College was established after World War 2 as an agricultural education centre with 50 students. It remained relatively unchanged until 1990, when a new principal initiated a rapid expansion programme, starting with the provision of a larger variety of further education courses
The first higher education programme in Equine Studies was introduced in 1992, followed by the first degree programme in Equine Science in 1994. In 1999 the first Master’s Degree programme opened with the first PhD student coming in 2004. Today it has more than 1500 students working towards foundation degrees, honours degrees and postgraduate qualifications in the fields of animal, agriculture, equine and sport.
Hartpury’s university level provision received a very positive report from the Quality Assurance Agency in 2014, with seven areas of best practice identified and highlighting the quality of the student experience, while it achieved its highest ever National Student Survey results in 2015 with 86% student satisfaction, significantly above the national average of 80% for comparable institutions.
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- Agriculture and land
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Over 4,300 students and 450 staff.
Hartpury College can accommodate over 1,000 students on-site in 18 separate male and female accommodation blocks. Single en suite rooms are divided into accommodation blocks of 16 to 20 bedrooms with two small common rooms per block.
Both catered and self-catered contracts are available. There is a 24-hour student support/warden service. There are coin-operated laundry facilities on site and kitchen facilities within each block.
The college covers more than 360 hectares of countryside, encompassing woodland, formal gardens, a lake, a 200-hecatre farm, and world-renowned equine centre. The college has dedicated areas for higher education students including library, common rooms and the Legends Bar.
Hartpury has extensive equine facilities including eight indoor and outdoor arenas, a purpose built championship indoor arena complex, cross-country courses, Home Farm Stud, stabling for 230 horses (including over 100 boxes), on-site equine therapy centre, rehabilitation centre which includes a water and high-speed treadmill and science laboratories.
Animal and Veterinary Nursing facilities at the college include the Animal Science Centre, a well-stocked animal house, aquariums, vivariums, a hydrotherapy unit, an operating theatre, grooming parlour and an equine veterinary and therapy centre.
Home Farm facilities include a service/repair, welding and projects workshop, Home Farm Shoot, a trout lake, woodland, game rearing unit and a farm information centre. The new Malcolm Wharton Centre is a classroom, office and learning resources centre block for agriculture, countryside (game), farm mechanisation and land-based technology students based at the Home Farm.
Hartpury college campus is based in the village of Hartpury in the hills of the Cotswold countryside, 10 minutes from the city of Gloucester and 25 minutes from the spa town of Cheltenham. There is a regular mini bus service between Hartpury and the college campus.
Frequent bus links provide connections to Gloucester, Cheltenham and the surrounding area. The nearest railway station is in Gloucester, just 4 miles away, which has connections to Bristol, Birmingham and many other major cities in the UK.
Living in Gloucester
Hartpury college campus is based in the village of Hartpury in the hills of the Cotswold countryside. The Cotswolds area is one of England’s favourite destinations; famous for hundreds of honey-colour limestone villages in a beautiful rural setting.
City of Gloucester is 10 minutes away. It has a unique history from its Roman foundations to its Victorian docklands. Gloucester is a vibrant multicultural city that combines historic architecture with a unique blend of visitor attractions, festivals and entertainment, a collection of high street and specialist shops and a mouth watering array of tea shops, restaurants, wine bars and pubs offer food and drink for all tastes.