University of Gloucestershire

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City/Town - Cheltenham Town
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With three campuses across Cheltenham and Gloucester, the University of Gloucestershire offers a diverse range of art and design, business and technology, education, health and social care, liberal and performing arts, media, natural and social sciences, and sport and exercise degrees.

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.

Taught by practising professionals and active researchers, you will be inspired 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.

95% of our UK domiciled graduates from full-time first degree programmes went on to employment or further study in 2017 (DLHE 2016/17).


From bars to bistros, nightclubs to cosy pubs, there's always a good night out to be had in Cheltenham and Gloucestershire. The Students' Union run their own student night 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.

Halls of Residence

All of our campuses have their own halls of residence. Also, our brand new Pittville Student Village in Cheltenham offers nearly 800 rooms across cluster flats, townhouses and studios. It has its own gym, refectory, faith space and shop, and is connected to all campuses by the university bus.

Opening September 2018, the Blackfriars Residences, managed in partnership with Cityheart, will provide almost 300 rooms in the middle of bustling Gloucester, just a short walk from the historic docks and regenerated Gloucester Quays.


Our Francis Close Hall campus is just 10 minutes' walk from Cheltenham town centre and 20 minutes' walk from Pittville Student Village. Park campus is 25 minutes from the town centre and 20 minutes from Cheltenham Spa station. Close to Francis Close Hall, the Brewery Quarter houses a cinema, gym, restaurants, indoor golf and bowling alley. Park is just a short walk from the cultural hub of the Montpellier area with its boutiques and bars as well as a host of famous literature, jazz and food festivals.

Oxstalls is 20 minutes' walk from Gloucester city centre and railway station, and 30 minutes from Gloucester Quays, historic docks that have been regenerated with an outlet shopping centre, cinema, bars and restaurants.

Clubs and societies

Our Students' Union has over 45 sports clubs, including everything from football, rugby and rowing through to kendo, lacrosse and futsal. And, 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.

Freshers' week

We don't have a freshers' week, we have a freshers' fortnight! 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 giveaways and societies and sports teams looking for new members.

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University of Gloucestershire delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.
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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1 December 2018

Very good, always have equipment and lecturers are always on hand to help. Halls was a very bad experience for me and uni could've done more to help. Overall course is very good loads of opportunities

1 December 2018

I study graphic design at this university, I'm in my first year and so far I love the course and the campuses everyone is really friendly and the buildings are very modern and colourful. Also the staff are always there to hear your feedback and get to know you opinions on things. It's very student based. There is always people looking out for you and the resources that are avalible to the students who are struggling are great I would highly recommend this university x

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