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About us

Hartpury University and Hartpury College is among the UK’s leading specialist education providers in animal, agriculture, business, equine, sport and veterinary nursing.

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Our University

Hartpury University is ranked among the highest in the country for teaching. Students learn from our industry specialist lecturers and, with access to our 3,000-strong business network, have opportunities to apply their knowledge in a practical setting.

Our postgraduate courses offer an exciting opportunity to develop specialist expertise. Our postgraduate community is tight-knit and drives positive change where it matters most.

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Our College

Over 2,000 students currently study A-levels and diplomas at Hartpury College. We're rated as Ofsted Outstanding in all areas (Ofsted 2024).

There are 14 A-level subjects to select from including English Literature, History and Maths. Our diplomas range across agriculture, animal, equine and sport, and we also offer courses in outdoor adventure and uniformed protective services.

We have a 99% student satisfaction rate with our teaching and hold a 98.4% A-level pass rate.

Our proud history

We've been changing lives since 1948. We're united both our proud history and our passion to positively impact the future for our students. We began our journey with just 50 students. Today, we're a vibrant community with students from 60 countries.

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Our community

Our 20,000+ alumni network is free for every former student, member of staff and friend of Hartpury to join. Register today to start taking advantage of the exciting opportunities and benefits on offer.

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Our values

Hartpury University and Hartpury College is committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality. One of our values is promoting respect for all. This means we treat all people with courtesy and respect, involve and listen to others and show consideration and empathy for their wellbeing. We value others for their contribution, irrespective of personal differences, and actively encourage diversity and inclusion, good employment practice and a positive working and learning environment.

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Safeguarding, mental health and wellbeing

Promoting positive mental health as part of a supportive, inclusive, well-informed, healthy and responsive community.

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Academic partnerships

We develop partnerships with educational and commercial organisations that reflect our own mission and values. This helps us to extend and enhance learning and development opportunities related to our specialisms of animals, agriculture, horses, sport and veterinary nursing.

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Jobs at Hartpury

As an employer of over 650 staff, Hartpury University and Hartpury College offers career opportunities to match your expertise and aspirations.

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Our Leadership team and Governors

Meet our governors, find out more about Hartpury’s Corporation – effectively our board of directors – and its responsibilities, as well as wider governance and policy information and our committee structure.

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Meet our team

Staff profiles

Hartpury University has a wealth of expertise across our Agriculture, Animal, Business, Sport, and Vet Nursing subject areas. Find out more about our colleagues by visiting their staff profiles. 

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Policies, regulation, and information

Hartpury consists of Hartpury University and Hartpury College.  Each has its own Board and a number of Committees which report to the specific Board. Learn more about our governance, structure, and policies.

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Accountability Statement

Find out how Hartpury College contributes to meeting local, regional, and national skills needs by reading our Accountability Statement.

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TEF Gold

Our undergraduate provision has been awarded Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold in all aspects - Overall, Student Experience, and Student Outcomes (TEF 2023).

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Ofsted Outstanding

Hartpury College is rated 'Ofsted Outstanding' in all areas for academic and curriculum-related provision, with an A-level pass rate of 98.4% (Hartpury College 2023).

GUG 2024 Top 10 Teaching Quality Landscape

Teaching quality

Ranked in the top 10 universities for teaching quality (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2024).

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Graduate employability

97% of our graduates are in employment, further study or other purposeful activity (Graduate Outcomes, 2023).