Very good, UoG have provided me with placements, time to work, time to study, support where needed and useful feedback on how to improve assignments next time.
Lots of placements, ‘your future plan’ provides careers advice
Most: hands on experience Least: erratic contact hours
Lots to choose from
Great tutors, help zone, amazing lecturers, counselling
Loved it, very supportive, friendly! Sense of community! Get stuck into classes to make the most of your time. Each campus has a totally different feel so make sure you explore all of them
Your future plan
Yes, very visible
Okay. Catering is terrible
Great, lots of options!
I have really enjoyed my time here. I enjoy the freedom and independence I have over everything I can do, including what I can do for my coursework. I recommend it to anybody.
I really enjoy them.
Not really. Would be better if it was closer to town.
It’s been good, overwhelming at times but keep carrying on as you will have ups and downs but you will get their in the end. I felt quite anxious and didn’t fit in but just keep trying.
Lectures can be too fast so might get overwhelming But I like the different way they teach
It’s good range of facilities and equipment for me to learn in my course
Really good as close to accomodation and close to Gloucester and shops
There is quite a few but they are mainly happen in Cheltenham
Not too bad but could improve as lots of people struggle with mental health
Everything is really good. Studying here is great and interesting. I feel so excited about everything in here. People, modules, food, accomodation. Love it in here.
University has been probably the best decision I've made in my life. It is brilliantly bad, but a good sort of bad. The memories and knowledge from my course and experience at university has been incredible.
I like most that lectures are broken up and I like least that we have 4 days. 3 days would be much better
I was apprehensive coming as a mature student but it has been a very positive experience. Certain lectures produce a lot of extra curricular work. There is a lot of support for students if they want it.
Your Future Plan week with lots of things to do. Although my course is on placement so there is nothing to do.
We had a very busy January that was very stressful. But now we have a very easy February. There is inconsistency in our timetable in terms of keeping us at a happy medium. I like how in most lectures we get too teaching tips that aren’t just subject specific.
Lots of places to go and awareness around the university.
They are nice. Slightly run down in some places at FCH.
Yes. It is within walking distance of lots of shops.
The course I study is based solely at Francis Close Hall where there is no sport. So quite poor.
Ample support in my opinion.
Brilliant. I have been at university for 3 years and have enjoyed every minute of it. I would recommend anyone to go to this University. It has helped me develop academically and personally
They give you plenty of opportunities to increase your employability
I enjoy when the course is interactive. I don't like when lecturers read from the board
The student's union is amazing
They have all the facilities for you to thrive at university
Yes, it is a short walk to university and the city centre. You can also get a bus to university and to Cheltenham
Sports/societies have made my university experience. There is a place for everyone. You can join as many sports/societies as you wish and even if there isn't something for you, you can always start it up yourself as the university are very supportive/encourage you to do so.
I’ve had a really good experience at university so far. I’ve felt much more independent and free as an adult and have gained more confidence, socially. Like with anything, there are still difficult moments to deal with, but overall I’ve been pretty happy here. I really like this university and I’m really enjoying my course and am excited to see where it takes me.
The uni helps students a lot with careers advice, but also with getting students a part time job. I think this is massively helpful, as university is very expensive, so helping students to get a small job to help support themselves while they are studying, is massively important. The uni also has a website that offers job listings/work placements available for students, so they can always keep up to date with what opportunities are available to them.
I like how attentive and caring our tutors are and how we are able to talk to them not only about our work, but about other problems we are having too. I love that we have our own workspace and can use them even after our lectures finish. I feel that sometimes lectures can feel a little bit disorganised, but that’s only rarely.
The students’ union is extremely helpful and attentive to the students studying in the university. They offer loads of help with careers advice, getting a part time job and just answering general information about the university. All of the student working for the union (in my opinion) are really friendly and massively helpful.
I think the university’s facilities are very good. Especially the illustration studio, where (as an illustration student) I spend most of my time working. We each get our own work space and are able to use the illustration studio until 10pm each evening. We also have amazing printing facilities and even have a letter press room, which I know a lot of art departments at different universities don’t have.
My accommodation is very close to my university and only about half an hour/twenty minutes away from the town centre, which is very helpful, as I can just walk to most places. I find it a bit difficult to attend societies however, as most sport society are held quite far away from my accommodation, so I have to plan ahead quite a lot and catch some buses so that I can attend. Buses can be a bit of a pain around my campus, but if I walk into the city and catch them from there instead, they are usually quite reliable.
There are loads of societies to choose from and a lot of them are very different from each other. They also provide opportunities that you aren’t really offered when living at home, away from the university life, so it is really exciting when you are provided with all of these varied activities. Like I have said before, sometimes it can be a bit difficult to attend some sport based societies, as they are based quite far away from my campus, but once you have figured out the buses routes/timetable and are more used to them, it becomes much easier to attend. The only thing I would say the societies are missing, (this is just my own opinion) are more martial arts classes. They have Taekwondo and Japanese Jui Jitsu, but they don’t offer any boxing, or kickboxing. But that’s not really an issue, and there are still loads of other societies to choose from.
I think support is very good. Especially with my tutor on my course. They are there for you to have a private chat if you need, and they also suggest different services you can use within the uni, and give you all the information you need on them. We have services such as The Wellbeing Service which offer help with money advice, learning difficulties and counselling. Tutor feedback is also good and you are always welcome to ask the tutors any questions on how you can improve or for them to just look over your work so far and tell you what else you need to do/don’t need to do.
University so far has been amazing i’ve learnt so much since starting and i have made so many new friends who i know will be in my life for a very long time. Would definitely recommend coming to university of gloucestershire.
There are various events that help out people to increase their chances of employability such as the “my future plan” events.
They’re very hands on and practical based which is really helpful and allows me to learn a lot better rather than just sitting in a extirpe theatre for hours writing down a bunch of work.
Students’ union is a great place to hang out with mates, they have a load of different games and chillin areas, really nice place to relax and socialise.
The facilities are brilliant, the gym is amazing and the sports arena is in amazing condition.
Locations is great, 20 minute walk from town or you can get the bus which is only £1.60. There’s a small corner shop round the corner from the accommodation so very handy when y need small bits.
There are so many societies at the university many of which i never knew existed before coming to university and they’re all great ways of making friends and getting to know knew people.
Academically the feed and support from tutors is great especially when getting feedback from previous work done.