University of Gloucestershire

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City/Town - Cheltenham Town
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Why Study Here

With three campuses across Cheltenham and Gloucester, the University of Gloucestershire offers a diverse range courses in art and design, business, education, health and social care, performing arts, media, computing, natural and social sciences, humanities, sport and exercise and engineering.

We not only use our expertise to support you to create your future plan, but challenge you to build the skills, knowledge, experiences and network to make the plan the reality.

Inspired by practising professionals and active researchers, you will be taught in industry-standard facilities and creative spaces. Gain real-world experiences through placements and field trips, and start building your network of contacts, all while you study. Each year our students complete over 4,000 placements and internships in the UK and abroad.

95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating (DLHE 2017/18)


From bars to bistros, nightclubs to cosy pubs, there's always a good night out to be had in Cheltenham and Gloucester. The Students' Union run their own student nights on campus and at MooMoo Clubrooms in Cheltenham, welcoming top DJ talent.

If you prefer live music, venues such as Cafe Rene in Gloucester and the Frog in Fiddle in Cheltenham host a diverse range of acts. And that's in addition to the 45 festivals a year in the area, including world-famous events celebrating jazz, science, literature and music.


Our Francis Close Hall Campus is located in Cheltenham and is just 10 minutes’ walk from the town centre and 20 minutes' walk from Pittville Student Village. Close to Francis Close Hall, the Brewery Quarter in Cheltenham town centre is home to a cinema, gym, restaurants, indoor golf course and bowling alley.

Park Campus is also located in Cheltenham, and is just 25 minutes from the town centre and 20 minutes from Cheltenham Spa railway station. Park campus is a short walk from the cultural hub of Montpellier with its boutiques and bars as well as a host of famous literature, jazz and food festivals.

Oxstalls Campus is located in Gloucester and is just 20 minutes' walk from the city centre and railway station, and 30 minutes from Gloucester Quays.

Halls of Residence

We have a range of accommodation to suit every need and budget. Our new Pittville Student Village in Cheltenham offers nearly 800 rooms across cluster flats, townhouses and studios. Pittville Student Village has its own gym, studio, refectory, faith space and quiet study area, and is connected to all campuses by the university bus.

Blackfriars Residences, managed in partnership with Cityheart, provides almost 300 rooms in the middle of bustling Gloucester, just a short walk from the historic docks and regenerated Gloucester Quays.

Clubs and societies

Our Students' Union has over 30 sports clubs, including everything from football, rugby and rowing through to kendo, lacrosse and futsal. With over 70 societies to choose from, there's something for everyone - Acapella and Dumbledore's Army to LGBT+ and Pokemon Go. Plus, the Students' Union will help you start your own society if you have a great idea!

Freshers' week

We don't have a freshers' week, we have a freshers' fortnight and it’s the best freshers' fayre in the country (BAM Freshers' Fayre Survey 2018). From welcome BBQs to nights out, quizzes to walking tours, there's plenty going on to help you make new friends, settle in and get ready for the adventures ahead.

Don't miss our Freshers' Fayre with loads of freebies and giveaways, plus there are loads of societies and sports teams looking for new members!

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Student Population
Female / Male Students
58% Female
42% Male
Full / Part Students
86% Full Time
14% Part Time
International Students
94% Domestic
6% International
Stats from HESA

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The uni of Gloucester is great fun but is extremely dull on the weekends unless you have planned in advance as prices go sky high to the rest of Cheltenham’s crowd. The uni itself is well organised with great lecturers and and an easy enough online portal. If they had more options for filling your time at weekends and during the week it would be a much better place, I’m in two days a week, meaning 5 days are days I need to entertain myself and on a student budget it’s extremly difficult.

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University of Gloucestershire
The Park
Cheltenham Town
GL50 2RH
United Kingdom