I'm really pleased to have chose Hartpury University as my firm choice. My academic and sport experiences have been thoroughly enjoyable. If prospective students wish to balance their studies with elite sport, Hartpury is the place to be.
Work placements allow students to gain experience in the field they may wish to work in once they've completed their studies (great for a CV).
Most At the end of powerpoint presentation (in lectures), lecturers will provide students with additional reading sources. This helps the student study the area of focus in greater detail. Least Two hour lectures. I find it difficult to engage for two consecutive hours, my mind usually switches off after an hour.
Frequent meetings are held by the students union to gather feedback from student reps. Student reps are encouraged to participate in any additional training (mental health training)
Exceptional. Hartpury University have power gyms, artificial pitches, altitude chambers, sports nutrition kitchens etc.
Yes, Hartpury University is approximately 4 miles out of Gloucester. So if you fancy a day out in Gloucester to shop or eat, you don't need to travel far.
Hartpury University offers a broad range of sports for students to get involved in.
Students are consistently provided with feedback on assessments which is great. This allows the student to see what he/she has done well, but also areas in which he/she can improve to score higher marks.
my overall uni experience is good. I like how small and individual hartpury is and how much help there is from staff. I also like the set up of the uni with a lot of outside space.
there is a careers dep.
All our courses are very well taught and well designed. I am missing one subject on the course. Teachers are very involved with the students
pretty good, although I sometimes feel we're not fully heard.
uni facilities are pretty good. Could be a little more relaxed seating
yes. it is in a good location
limited, but the university is fairly small.
very very good!
Excellent. I love coming to uni, I have met some amazing people and experienced so much since I joined. I feel Hartpury has really helped to boost my confidence and encouraged me to become more ambitious about my future.
ICE provide careers advice, and ASC provide sessions on enhancing skills which can be transferable to workplace environment
The lecturers are fantastic and are very knowledgable in their fields, enjoy most aspects of lectures. First year I found it was too theory based, and could have included more practical elements
It is good to have student reps on each course which gives students the opportunity to speak their mind in an informal way - which makes them feel more comfortable. All of our comments get passed on through reps in meetings, and feedback is provided
University study lounge is a great place to work or chill with friends, red and black is a nice cafe area too. Sports facilities are great - but a pool would be nice as well!
Good distance from home, close to Gloucester city with lots of shops and restaurants etc. -great if you drive, but I understand that buses aren't great and don't always run on time
lots of sports available, however, societies are lacking, and are usually very small due to small number of students
Lecturers are always happy to help with queries / advice regarding the topic or assessments. I have not used the wellbeing centre, but there is lots of information about it around campus and on Moodle in case any one feels as if they need to use this service
Really good. Except the accommodation cooking facilities. The uni has a lot of facilities such as the study lounge, my friends and I love going there of an evening to watch TV!
We have a placement year and careers advice is offered to us
I enjoy the content of all my lectures! Sometimes there is a little too much info in one lecture
Very good. Personal counselling is easy to access but the waiting times are very long
The first three years were great. There was plenty of support and as someone that has been a student rep through all of it, I can say that my cohort generally agrees. This fourth and final year has been a let down to say the least. Communication has been poor and the total lack of support and clarity on the requirements of various assignments isn't what you need when stepping up to master's level
There is a dedicated department which will help you improve your employability and figure out where you want to take your degree
Many lecturers make sessions interactive so that you can engage with the material. Some do have a tendency to just read off the slide in which case the students may as well stay home and download the powerpoint
For a small university they do a good job. It is a small group of people but there are regular SU forums where reps meet and discuss various aspects of the university
Great almost to the point of excess. We have two sports academies and around 7 riding arenas as well as multiple rugby and football pitches. The university bar is lacking though, severely underutilised
Rural uni - It is out of the way but it is directly connected by a major road to the nearest city
There are a number of sport clubs etc. that can be joined but there is not a lot in the way of a Students Union
The wellbeing centre is generally very good. I have a DSA in place and they helped me get it all set up and organise the support i needed. In undergrad the support by lecturers and tutors was fairly good but now that we are in our final year (masters) the communication has been appalling. Some of us live a long way away and only come in for the weekends of teaching, so good communication via email is essential. In this year that just isn't the case
So far, so good ! Glad I chose Hartpury University to come. A large university feel on a small personal site ! Just a shame about on site food costs being so high
Brilliant and cannot do enough to help
Very informative and structured well ..... Only down side was expecting smaller lecture group sizes more regularly but the large congregations tend to be the norm going against what was advertised.
Don't use it and doesn't appear to have much
Amazingly perfect for the courses offered
Location of accomodation spot on and very close to a Tesco with petrol station about 10min/ 3 mile down road with city centre a further minute at most
Not much on other than a riding group or sports group
Very good mental, on site care and learning services, feedback from.lecturers generally good with one exception
It has been testing but a great experience, I feel it has made me grow as a person and has taught me a lot about myself as well as learning about animal behaviour and welfare
Our university makes it easy to direct study towards personal interests and looking into job opportunities what may be suitable, having a group called ASC which is available for all student to attend different extra curricular activities including things about careers
Not all modules are taught in the same way with the same amount of support and continuity
I think it gives student a good opportunity to air their concerns and to suggest improvements that could be made - for example the student lounge has been a great success
Yes it is close to supermarkets and restaurants, however there are only two routes from Gloucester in and out of Hartpury so it is a problem if the weather is bad as the river floods and the only other route is park road which is a country lane which gets very busy and congested
Had some really good opportunities which I probably wouldn't of had at another uni. The campus and facilities are fantastic and lecturers are very helpful. I"m glad I'm studying here.
Good access to placement opportunities. Lecturers encourage students to go and get experience
Very practical with small class sizes.
10 minute drive to city centre
Not much variety with sporting teams compared with other universities.
Very good lecturers are always willing to have tutorials and help in any way they can.
My University experience has been more than what I expected when I enrolled. The Academic and Support Staff have been very helpful with writing assignments, delivering presentation, preparing for exams or understanding groupwork. I have loved being in the classroom learning about all of the different sectors in Industry and how to approach a working life. Everything I have done so far at University has been to improve my transferable skills and set me up for life afterwards. I have also met the most friendly people on my curse and on campus. Everyone gets on so well.
Hartpury University make a tremendous effort to increase my employability. The lecturers ensure that we have good pressentatioon or selling skills by setting presentations as assessments. I also volunteer at our Undergraduate Open days where I am able to stand up in front of a lecture theatre of potential students and parents. My lecturer also tells me about related work experience opportunities that are available. Over the summer, I worked with the Admissions team recruiting students through Clearing. This involved talking to people on the Phone, Sending and Replying to enquiries via email. This was a fantastic opportunity to set me up for any career path I may take in the future. I also work in the Hartpury Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation Centre on a casual basis. I enjoy this as it gives me an opportunity to see different training or rehabilitation programmes and how they can help get the horse fit. As well as these opportunities, Hartpury University has a Careers, Innovation and Enterprise (ICE) Team who are there to assist us with CV's, Covering Letters, Locating work placements and more.
I like the fact that our courses are taught by lecturers who have been out in industry. Being on the business course, it is nice to have business lectures for the business modules and equine lecturers for the equine modules. Our lectures are combined with sport business which is great to hear other peoples view on topics such as Sport Service Environment or Events Management.
The Student Union are very enthusiastic about running or helping students run the clubs.
The Equine facilities at Hartpury University are second to none. With International Arenas, Water Treadmills and Rider Performance Centre; it is a great chance for students to see all off these put to use and be able to use them themselves. Over the summer, Hartpury holds two international competitions: Hartpury Horse Trails Hartpury Festival of Dressage Being able to see these put in action on our campus is definitely something unique and its even better when you get to be a part of it.
Yes, Hartpury University is a 10 minute drive from Gloucester City Centre and about 25 minutes from Cheltenham. My accommodation is located very close to University.
Studying at a Sport and Agriculture University is very good for sports and societies/clubs. The Equestrian Club is a great club to get involved with as it is for riders and non-riders alike as well as being open to all University students! There are also loads of other sport clubs available to join such as netball, hockey, football, and many more!
The support offered to all students is non stop. Lecturers hold weekly tutor sessions for us as well as regular individual tutorials. These are a good way to keep us on track with our course work or ask about any queries that we may have. We also have an Achievement and Success Centre (ASC) who hold session on assignment writing, referencing or research seminars.
Good. Feel slightly like we miss out being off site - as in the lecturers assume we all live on campus and can just nip back to our rooms. But equally prefer living in the town centre for ease.
Assessments include cv and interview skills for exams
Most - relevance to job itself is high, not all exam content hut job application. Least - the length between lecturers means hanging around forever.
Good - lots to do huge land. Coffee shop and cafeteria on site as well as pub/ relaxing areas.
15 minute drive However can be a 50.minute journey if floods. Not abundant car parks near accommodation for long term permits either.
Not part of any
Yes good support Mentors available but suitable times are hard to get for both mentor and student. Weekly tutuorial.