Hartpury University


  • 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 key student cities including Bristol, Plymouth, Bournemouth, and Bath.

This largely rural corner of the world is a go-to for those seeking peace, tranquility, and mindfulness. That said, it also hosts Glastonbury – ideal if the festival is on your bucket list.

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

Cider and cheese buffs will be more than content, with both produced locally. You can always walk it off in Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks – but watch out for the ‘Beast of Exmoor’, an elusive big cat spotted roaming the wild terrain since the 70s.

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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.

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Campus and facilities

Our campus offers facilities for every taste and mood. We have our very own Costa Coffee bar within an on-site state-of-the-art catering hub, Graze where students can grab a quick coffee, lunch between lectures or a late night drink or snack. Our beautiful lake also offers the tranquillity for time out.

Big events to look forward to include Freshers' Week and our 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 Hartpury 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

Main Site

Hartpury House, Hartpury, Gloucester, GL19 3BE

Hartpury University

Hartpury House, Gloucester, GL19 3BE