The University of Gloucestershire was established in 1847 and has three beautiful campuses across Cheltenham and Gloucester. We’re a specialist in subjects such as sport, biosciences, teacher training and many more. In the 2016 Guardian league tables, this University ranks in the top 10 (UK). We’re also top in the UK for ‘value added’– the improvement between a student’s entry qualifications and final degree result. Your unique Future Plan ensures you maximise every opportunity to achieve your career goals. Testimony to this, 94% of our graduates are in employment or training within six months of graduating (DLHE 2013/14).
What do students think?
“Every media lecturer has an industry background in a specialist field. We learnt from photography directors and documentary filmmakers. They set a very high benchmark.” Lex Beckett, BAFTA-nominated filmmaker, Film Production graduate
“Do your placement year. That’s how I got to where I am. The experience you gain will back up everything you learn in your degree and make you more employable.” Caroline Reeve, British Airways marketing manager, Marketing and Advertising graduate
“Join a sports team, it doesn’t matter which one. You’ll become part of a family with lots of social and sporting events.” Stephanie Ashworth, Sports Coaching graduate
The Students' Union (SU) offers support and advice on all aspects of student life. With more than 100 clubs and societies, it’s the hub for sports and hobbies,as well as volunteering and work experience opportunities.Freshers’ Fortnight is one of the biggest events of the student year while the epic Summer Ball has drawn Radio 1 DJs and acts such as Professor Green, Wretch 32 and The Fratellis to the stage. The SU bars and social areas are great places to take a break from study and meet up with friends. The SU JobShop will help you find paid part-time work alongside your studies.
Discover how a university degree can unlock your full potential. At our open days, you’ll learn from some of the best in the industry about how to choose the right course, ace your application and make the most of university to launch your career. Subject talks provide everything you need to know from the course modules to work placement options with the likes of IBM to Superdry.Student ambassadors will be on hand to share their experiences and secrets of success.
Book and visit us on one of the following dates:
26 September (Teacher training courses only)
All our campuses will be open from 9am-4pm.
We support you to become the best graduate you can be. Just some of the reasons why 94% of our graduates are in work or training within six months of graduating (HESA DLHE 13/14):
A unique Future Plan helps every student identify career-enhancing opportunities to achieve their career aspirations
From a BBC Science TV presenter to a former Gorillaz musician, our teaching staff have excellent industry experience
Around 3,000 students do workplacements and internships every year at home and abroad
Our courses have strong links to big brands such as Microsoft, BBC Introducing and Superdry
Where will you live?
Living away from home for the first time is one of the most exciting experiences of university life. A place in one of our halls of residence offers you independence and support during your first year. Undergraduates are guaranteed accommodation (based on certain criteria). We have around 1,400 places in self-catered, on-campus halls of residence in Gloucester and Cheltenham. The university also manages student housing in both locations. A university bus service travels regularly between all the campuses, stopping within a 10-minute walk of all university-managed halls. Our accommodation team can advise on the options available.