#61 Hartpury University



The University 

Hartpury University offers a range of courses in Sports, Equine, Agriculture and Veterinary. The lectures are based around allowing you to train with all sports courses lectures starting at half 10 or later, with no lectures on Wednesday. Hartpury has a 98% graduate employability rate due to the excellent quality of teaching, holding Teaching Excellence Framework Gold. It’s never too early to start thinking about your future. You’ll be paired up with an academic tutor as soon as you enroll, who you can help you put a career plan in place. The Innovation Careers and Enterprise service and Achievement and Success centre are here to help too. If you dream of making a big difference in your career, Hartpury is the place for you. You’ll make connections, discover new ways of doing things and graduate ready to hit the ground running.

The Boat Club

As a rower you will have access to the four weights gyms as well as our erg suite and new three story boathouse in the city centre. The squad are currently investing in a fleet of Hudsons gaining an eight and a pair in 2019. Hartpury University Rowing was established in 2016 and since then have successfully sent rowers to: EUSA, Henley Royal, Henley Womens, and BUCS Head and Regatta. They have sent four athletes through the trials process for U23 GB and with the world class start centre training alongside the squad this is definetly a goal for most of the athletes. This goal is aided by the perfect stretch of canal which has no stream and is flat all of the time. If you are new to rowing there is a novice program that starts the season with fewer session and should integrate you to full training by BUCS. There will be 6-7 days of training a week with 6 water sessions. All this will allow you to make the step up from Junior as easy as possible.


Hartpury's coaching team is run by William King, as well as having an intern scheme that allows Masters students to coach the squad and develop their coaching knowledge. This means due to the relatively small squad there is a good coach to athlete ratio. As a result each rower gets lots of contact time which is especially important for that summer racing.

Contact at: william.king@hartpury.ac.uk

  • Womens Lwt 1X EUSA
  • Prince of Wales Quad Qualification
  • Two England representatives in 4+ and an Irish representative in 1x
  • Four U23 Trialists
  • Multiple BUCS Medals
  • Physio and nutrition advice for athletes
  • Altitude chamber
  • Erg Room complete with C2 Ergos and Bikes & Wattbikes
  • Biomechanics lab
  • A fleet of Empachers, Hudsons and Stampflis

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