• Location: City, Rural

Student life

What's on offer

Hartpury sits in the heart of Gloucestershire, a haven for outdoor exploration and adventure. If you’re into adrenaline sports, you can take your pick of activities. We’re close to lively multicultural cities and towns — Gloucester and Cheltenham are on our doorstep — as well as historic sites that enable our students to enjoy the best of rural and urban living. 

Student nightlife

From clubs and cocktail bars, to gigs and a night at the cinema, there’s something to suit all tastes. You’ll find world cuisines, pub food, and everything in between at both Gloucester Quays and The Brewery Quarter.

Festivals and Events

Our country attracts famous faces from all over the world. From the internationally acclaimed Cheltenham literature, science and music festivals to Gold Cup week and the famous 2000trees festival, there’s always something happening.

What's it like to live in South West?
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The South West of England is made up of seven counties, with rural areas surrounding key student cities – from Plymouth and Bournemouth up to Bath, Bristol and Cheltenham & Gloucester.

You'll find many a festival – including the world-famous Glastonbury. And if you're a cider or cheese buff, you'll have plenty to try in the South West. You can always walk it off in Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks, or beautiful countryside from the Cotswolds to Land's End.

Cornwall, Dorset, and Devon are big coastal favourites, with idyllic beaches and waves to test the bravest surfers.

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What's it like to live in Cheltenham and Gloucester?
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Cheltenham and Gloucester sit on the edge of the delightful Cotswolds, with the former fondly thought of as the quintessential English spa town, and a huge array of festivals across the county.

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Campus and facilities

Our campus provides the ideal semi-professional learning environment. Students have access to some of the most advanced facilities in the world at an educational institution. As well as our specialist subject facilities, our £9.8 Million Graze facility is a dedicated centre for students to grab food on the go, meet friends for a coffee or bite to eat, or catch up on studies in relaxed social areas.

Big events include our Freshers' Week, Summer and Winter Balls. On BUCS Wednesdays students watch our teams in action before heading to our newly-renovated campus bar, Legends to celebrate and socialise. Students can also watch Championship rugby on a Saturday, when Hartpury University RFC play at home, as well as international equine events throughout the year.

Our Students’ Union ensures there’s a wide range of clubs, recreational sport and entertainment on offer. Events teams run exciting activities including pub quizzes, movie nights and theme nights to live music and top DJs.

Course locations

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Hartpury House, Hartpury, Gloucester, GL19 3BE

Hartpury University

Hartpury House, Gloucester, GL19 3BE