Uni has been one of the worst experiences of my life due to multiple admin reasons such as enrolling each year to be told I am doing the access course ... every year(!) amongst other problems. Setting up work placements also has made me fall behind on uni work because of issues with Grofar that was out of my control. They also requested multiple times for evidence of certificates for previous education which I had supplied on enrolment for my degree and provided again via email. I was still sent an email for it and said that if I did not produce this I could be withdrawn from the course. When I queried it they explained they had asked multiple students for it (who was on the same access course as me) yet when I spoke to those students they hadn't been asked. I hadn't received a answer for why they needed it either. It made me feel isolated, stressed and nervous. Uni is hard enough without the added stress of a poorly managed administration team. As a 'mature' student I found it really hard to make friends due to the age difference. I was also threatened by another student at Hartpury but I do believe that it was a stand alone case, bullying is very minimal at Hartpury. There are many groups and support available for anyone who is having a hard time. The teaching staff (expecially my tutor) are also extremely considerate and helpful and they are the only reason I stayed to finish my degree. It is well known that uni is no ride in the park and it is a lot of hard work. The content and teaching ability is immense and if you're really willing to learn and apply yourself then you'll succeed regardless. Nothing in life is worth doing if its too easy, where is the fun in that!
Yes it does, I am currently undertaking placement and there are many workshops within the uni that help with employability.
There is a mix of theoretical and practical work which is good. The thing I like least is the timetabling, for example having a 1 hr session scheduled at 4:30pm in a class of 60 where the lecturer has to go through the slides quickly due to the amount of students. It results in poor student attendance.
They're very good
Some are excellent. We have had a new sports centre built which is very good; but it highlights the need for upgrading existing facilities.
Yes it is, Gloucester town centre is only a 10 minute drive from the university. However, if unable to drive using the bus services can take a lot longer and are limited.
There seems to be a variety, however none that interested me. I am student rep and hardly hear about any of our societies.
The support is very good at Hartpury.
so far it has been an incredible experience i would not have gone to a different uni, there have been ups and downs but that is to be expected, but over all i am loving it.
we have valid work placements on our course and we also have staff that are willing to help you in job searching and improving yourself to be more employable, the skills you learn also aid in job employability.
i like that we have small groups and we have more of a connection with the tutors. I wish we had more communal areas on the farm and that the HE Agriculture departments had more areas to go to on the farm.
I think at current that the union does a good job but with any union or club there is always an opportunity to improve, possibly being more engaging with the general population of student at hartpury would be an idea.
the facilities are okay, the accommodation could do with an upgrade and the farm needs a lot of work to cope with the increasing numbers or agriculture and agricultural reflated course students. having a larger library would also be nice.
yes and no, its in a lovely location surrounded by countryside but if you do not drive then you need to rely on a lift or the busses witch have been known to be inconsistent to get too and from the university.
there is a wide variety and i have put in my suggestions of groups that could be fun and in my interest and hopefully in others interest too, but i am not a part of any of the groups the uni has to offer. but from what i hear and what i have seen the clubs and societies are of good standard and are welcoming to all.
the support i believe is outstanding
I’ve enjoyed it, it was hard at first as I didn’t really get on with my flat but I’ve got to know more people and I’m really enjoying my course. I would say definitely get involved in freshers week
They always advertise and there is a platform that we can use to acces stuff like this
they include you and the lecturers are always available for you if you ever get stuck
I think it’s good
They are very nice and clean
Yeah the uni isn’t very far and where I stay is in a good location
I think it’s good for the main sports but could maybe open a wider variety, as a gymnast I can’t do the sport I’d like to so maybe could be a bit more inclusive
Very good there’s always people available
Best 3 months of my life getting to know everyone from different nationalities and getting to room with people I didn’t know beforehand while making friendships for life
Haven’t had much interaction with then
The lecturers are very helpful making sure you’re okay with what you’re doing and making sure you get it
They’re very helpful. They make sure you’re okay and coping fine with student work
They have stop class sporting and equine facilities. On top of that, have really good library and good study lounge to get your academic work done
Yes. Very good as bus stop is around the corner from accommodation. Very good accessibility
The best I’ve seen. Never seen as much clubs and societies anywhere from when I was back in school
They hold personal tutors every so often to make sure you know that they are there and they care about how you’re doung
I love the practical aspect of the course. It is great to have animals on site. It is amazing when the lecturers are enthusiastic about their presentations. Lots of support when needed.
Practical work is great. Some lectures are tedious
Hartpury is about a 10 min drive from my accommodation. The university is just outside of Gloucester city centre
Good freshers week. Really good if you like sport. Very friendly community. Easy transition to make coming from living at home. Always feel safe on campus. Good people
Don’t know yet
Enjoying University and a very good campus that makes you feel at home. Having a horse at the livery yard on site was not the best option for me, despite it being easy it can come with a lot of pressure and stress which for me is the complete opposite to what owning a horse should be like.
Provide us with support and contacts
Like how lectures are relatable and easy to talk too. Lectures can be very long at times and tiring
Very good, best in the world I would say
Yes very good location!
A lot of variety at this University/ College
Very good support, feel comforted by the fact there is always someone to turn too
I think it lacks support in the first few weeks and we are all very isolated. I like my tutors and academic leader as they are all helpful and friendly. I would say to future students, I highly advise bringing a car as transport is very limited
I am not aware of any extra additions to help with this
We have a good number of contact hours per week mixed between lectures and very practical seminars. I do not like how we are taught and treated like college students though. I t is very patronising
I know very little about the student union and have not seen or heard from them
Condition is adequate but not the best, multiple things are falling apart due to their age. Cost is expensive considering the condition. Safety is good with keys and fobs into blocks however, I do not feel safe knowing that wardens are wondering around our blocks after midnight and they have keys to come into our rooms.
Sport wise they are very good for the sports they specialise most in.
My accommodation is a two minute walk away from my lectures however it’s a 20 minute drive to shops and other amenities, making it very difficult for those without cars.
The variety of sports available is good and of varying levels. However, I’ve not heard as much about other non-sport societies
I think the support is very good, due to it being a smaller uni. Tutors have more time to give to individual students and the nursing and welfare services are good and frequently available
It’s been amazing. The university is awesome. The work is hard but with all the support we get nothing is holding me back from achieving the best I possibly can. It’s the best uni I could have chosen and I would pick here again if I had a choice - no hesitation.
There is a whole department dedicated to it. We also study a lot about laws and the industry we are going into in even our first year! It’s amazing how prepared I already feel to go into work.
I love how we get so much information and it’s intriguing how we get lab lessons ect. But some of the lecturers just read off the slides and read their content at you rather than read or delivery it in such a way where you can actually take it in rather than just hear words. But I love my Course and wouldn’t have picked anything else
They are amazing! They’re always finding ways to improve and they’re all really friendly. If there is any sort of issue you can tell them and depending on what it is. It will be sorted within hours or as soon as possible
My accommodation is ok, it’s in a nice enough area right on the quays and it’s right next to town. And the cost is ok for any student accommodation but not necessarily for what there is. It’s a two bed flat. But it’s nice and spacious and we’ve made it nice and homely. We’ve had quite a few incidents with broken fridges, sinks and hob but they’ve all been fixed (not our fault). The hob has a thing where when you turned it on, it turned the lights off which was fun... but apart from that it’s great
The facilities that the public use when they come to visit such as the arenas and the lecture halls are great. But the accommodation was a bit hit and miss by the statement that one of the staff made when we asked for a new cooker as ours would either burn your food or not even defrost it. “We won’t fix it unless it’s true my broken” so I mean, that really just gives you a description of the facilities here. They put on a good front for visitors but the places where students only use they need a bit or revamping in the right areas. The bathrooms in the older blocks need redoing but the bathrooms near the library are great as visitors use those
I love this university to pieces, it’s beautiful and in a beautiful area. But it’s in the middle of nowhere which... when you don’t drive it’s a pain. I couldn’t get a job when I lived on site last year as there is nowhere near. There is no shops near by. The closest in in town which is a 15 minute drive away. They make do with a small essentials shop on campus but it’s so pricey! I have to drive with my boyfriend in every morning from our flat for 15 minutes but that’s really not that bad to be honest
There are an amazing amount of societies and sports here! It’s never ending and they’re constantly opening up more. I don’t think I could write them all on one piece of paper! They’re aimed at such a variety of people of all ages and abilities just to top it off
I couldn’t say how amazing the support is in only 4000 characters. I could write a book. It’s impeccable. The support from tutors is amazing. They notice if you’re not in a lecture of 200 people. They will follow up to check if you’re ok and book a tutorial just to talk about stuff! The personal support here is better than anything I’ve ever had privately. Because they understand your situation and people here they understand you and how to help. They have so many different types of support. They have counselling drop in, counselling, wellbeing sessions, wellbeing events, ASC centre, tutorials with tutors and staff on site out of hours in case you need someone to talk to or help with something - it’s amazing. Once again, I could keep going on and on
My experience at Hartpury uni has been incredible. Everyone here is extremely nice and friendly and I have joined the rugby team where I have been able To do thing I love along side my course
In a majority of the sports course at Hartpury many students do work placements throughout the year. The university also put on evenings where they bring in local departments to help with employment. We also have several sessions with our careers department to show us interview skills and wellbeing etc.
My favourite part about my course is the fact that it’s split into part coursework part exams. Meaning we can do practicals and be assessed on them. I also love the fact that we can do a placement during our course which can then allow us to gain experience whilst we’re doing our course
I think the student union are very good in asking for the majority of students thoughts and what we want to be improved with the facilities of the university
The safety conditions of the accommodation are very good, they ensure that everyone is safe at all times. No clutter is allowed in halls in case of a fire etc. The location is amazing, most of the rooms have good views and are on campus making it incredibly easy to get around the uni. However the cost of the accommodation is quite high considering our rooms are quite small. On the other hand, our kitchens are a very good size and oven, microwave, toaster and washing machine are all included in the kitchen, along with a tv and sofa for relaxation.
Hartpury’s university facilities are incredibly good. They include all facilities for any of our needs we may have such as, careers advice, consoling, sports facilities, libraries and places for food
The university is in a good location, it’s incredibly close to a bus stop meaning that students who can’t drive are able to gain access to the buses easily. The university is only 15 minutes away from the town centre so most things are easily accessible
The sports and societies at Hartpury are incredible. The facilities and coaching quality that are at an exceptional standard. From football, rugby, golf, equine and many many more. Once you have joined a sports team or society you are given access to facilities such as a gym, strength and conditioning programs and nutrition.
The support given to students at Hartpury is very good. They are open for us to receive counselling if needed. Tutors are incredible by putting all lectures online for us to refer back to. They also offer 1 to 1 feedback on our academic work