Each subject area has its own requirements for clothing and personal protective equipment that must be worn. Please select your subject area below for information on the items you need to obtain.

  • First Years:
    Overalls (green) – from Creative Images
    Steel toe capped boots
    Polo top – from Creative Images
    Work trousers
    Lab coat (white)

    Top up student’s Animal and Zoo
    Lab coat

    All students
    Hair tied back
    No jewellery
    Clear retainers in tunnel type piercings

  • To celebrate our status at University Centre Sparsholt, HE Equine students have the opportunity to purchase a branded “University Centre Sparsholt Equine” uniform in UCS purple. If you are a returning FE student from Sparsholt College, you will still be able to wear your FE Equine Centre uniform if you wish, however you are encouraged to purchase at least some of the new HE uniform as it will support your new status as undergraduate students. Please also note that the Equine Centre policy is that all students using the Equine Centre for riding or any other activity are wearing the appropriate uniform, be that FE or HE.

    Please note: all Equine Higher Education sweatshirts, polo shirts and jackets are available for purchase online from Creative Images here .

    It is not expected that you purchase the full range of UCS uniform, but you are advised to buy a polo shirt alongside a hoodie/sweatshirt.

    Equipment List

    At the start of your course you will need the following essential items:

    • Riding hats to current approved standard
    • Dark coloured plain jodhpurs or breeches (minimum 2 pairs)
    • Long leather/rubber riding boots (black or brown) or jodhpur boots and leather gaiters/half chaps for riding (please note suede and canvas chaps or Dubarry or similar boots are not permitted for riding)
    • Appropriate dark coloured footwear for yard work. (NB trainers are not allowed at the Equine Centre)
    • Body protector – current BS1 Standard (compulsory for all show jumping and cross country riding included in degree courses)
    • Plain coloured riding gloves
    • Hairnets for those with long/layered hair
    • 1 x schooling whip – plain dark colour
    • 1 x jumping whip – plain dark colour
    • Waterproof coat for riding and practical’s

    To order clothing, please visit the Creative Images website or call 01794 841000

  • Marine students
    UCS fish polo shirt
    Lab coat

    Fish students
    UCS fish polo shirt-
    Lab coat

    • Lab coat
    • Student Veterinary Nurse Uniform
    • Student Veterinary Nurse Tunic (colour: aqua/ pale green and white stripes)
    • Student Veterinary Nurse Trousers (colour: dark green)
    • Black smart (but comfortable shoes) e.g. crocs, lace up flats or clogs.
    • Animal Handling Uniform:

    Overalls (colour: bottle green)
    Short sleeved college branded polo shirt (colour: bottle green)
    Working trousers (colour: dark colours e.g. black, navy etc.)
    Black working boots (preferably steel toe caps or hard wellingtons).

  • Compulsory:
    Steel toe-capped boots or wellingtons
    Work gloves
    Safety glasses
    Lab coat

    Waterproof and warm outdoor clothing, suitable for practical work and fieldwork

    Optional (will be available, but students may wish to have their own, depending on preferences):
    x10 hand lens
    Identification guides

  • Personal IT device for use at University Centre Sparsholt

    If you are considering upgrading or buying a new IT device to use whilst studying at UCS, we recommend the following as a minimum specification.

    • Operating System: Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
    • RAM*: 64-bit systems: 4 GB of memory or more recommended
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ Dual Core, with SSE2 technology
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB (minimum) free space available
    • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
    • Connectivity: An internet connection is required for activation of trial and single-user licenses
    • Browser: A web browser is required for accessing subject specific software. Chrome or Chromium Edge is recommended.
    • Additional required software will be installed with the application: Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables for Visual Studio 2019.

    These guidelines are provided to aid your decision making when purchasing new equipment. If you already own a personal device that does not meet these minimum requirements, it may not be necessary to replace it as there may be alternative ways to access the software and learning resources that you will use during your studies.

Sparsholt College Students require different items which can be found here