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Nice staff, gorgeous campus if you like outdoor spaces. Not run as well as I thought it would be in comparison to the college, my tutor takes a week to reply to emails and it feels like I don’t do much work. Full time course although I’m literally here for two and a half days a week. Sports lectures are lovely.
I am really enjoying my time at Hartpury University. The facilities are fantastic, especially the equine facilities and the new Sports Academy building. And to top it off, Hartpury has just opened a new student lounge for with everything from TVs, beanbags, couched, private rooms and even treadmills fitted with desks. The staff are very friendly and with being at a smaller scale Uni, you really get to meet and become friends with almost everyone.
Once you settle in to hartpury and get to know where everything is, it’s great, but before then there isn’t much help getting you places. The individual rooms in halls are pretty nice but the communal areas leave much to be desired. Flats of up to ten people have only six seats in the kitchen in a horrible bench, not enough cupboards or fridge/freezer space. There aren’t many clubs/societies and they do not get much advertising. The students union don’t seem to do much and they’re all quite hard to get hold of. Careers service are great, they’re always on hand to help with applying for jobs, working out what you want to do with your life, writing CV’s all sorts. Internet in rooms is pretty rubbish but in the library/ study areas there’s never a problem! Even though some of the facilities aren’t great, the three years I spent at Hartpury we’re so much fun, the lecturers are fantastic, many of them being the best in their fields.
So, in a nutshell, this is an outstanding university, highly regarded for its sporting, equestrian and agricultural education, but it’s downfall is how money is used and the accommodation on site, for such a high standard university you would have thought that the accommodation block would Be of the same standard but no, it’s basic at best, with plain white walls and semi functioning kitchen appliances, it does drag. Another problem is the car parking facilities the main car park is way too small to accommodate the residential and non residential students and therefore people have to park in spaces that are not allocated as spaces, the general feel of Hartpury is warm and the community is strong but the facilities and student opportunities are poor meaning that you pretty much have nothing to do. All in all a great university, full of culture and education, but for the student that is also looking to explore and expand their interests, it’s not as good as you think.
best place in the world for equestrian facilites, supports and facilitates elite sport alongside higher education, country life with a touch of the city, great for an outdoorsy person with a love of animals and rugby !
Very warm and positive feeling around campus and during lectures, communication between students and staff is wonderful, if I ever have anything to ask I always have access to staff emails, all which usually respond the same day. Very beautiful facilities and a variety of activities to do! Wednesday animal activities to sign up to are wonderful, my favourite has been the calf management. Hartpury encourages students to get hands on experience and push students to meet their goals. Overall, an absolutely amazing university!