PuryFam: The Hart of the community

At HSU we are committed to making a positive impact on our community – that might be immediate community at Hartpury College/ Hartpury University, locally in Gloucestershire or even globally.

In order to turn your ideas into action we have split the idea of community into three main threads:


“It’s not easy being green” as someone wise once said, and we want to make it easier for everyone to get their green on!

Universities and Students’ Unions have a responsibility to become more sustainable: environmentally, socially and economically.  HSU will work closely with Hartpury to ensure that sustainability is at the heart of what we do.  We will be looking into how sustainability can be embedded into the running of the campus and the students’ union.  If you have an interest in the environment, conservation and want to have a positive impact on the future please get in touch with us.


‘Employability’ is the buzz word in education at the moment.  We know that it is the extracurricular things on your personal statements or CVs that make universities and employers pick you out from the other applicants.  Volunteering is a great way to enhance your portfolio, make new friends, learn new skills and give something back.  Hey – we all like the warm fuzzy glow we get from doing something for other people!

We are always on the lookout for volunteer opportunities and you can see them by following this link.

If you are already involved in a volunteer project, or have seen something that you would like HSU to support please get in touch with Steph Phillips,  your VP at

Charity Fundraising:

Charity begins at Hartpury!  Help us put the ‘fun’ in ‘fundraising’ (or the ‘raisin’ if you like).

RAG has become a prominent society at Hartpury over the years, raising money for student’s chosen charities! Contact them via Facebook to find out how to get involved or to see what events they’ve got on!

If you know of a worthy cause locally, nationally or internationally please come and have a chat.  We’ll be out and about gathering feedback on which charity or charities you would like the RAG week to be in aid of, so don’t be shy – let us know.

To find out more about Community at Hartpury, or via Facebook