I LOVE uni and never want the experience to end. I have made life long friends and made the most amazing memories in UOG. I wouldn't change my course choice or sport choice for the world. I wish it could go on forever.
- Business development courses - My future plan - Promote sports and society committee roles - Offer placements
My course is practical base so it is based on how you perform on the day... Sometimes it is due to luck what scenario you pick up so can be unfair due to different people marking too. However it is very hands on and applicable to the outside world.
I find them approachable and easy to talk to as I am CC of the Equestrian Club. Therefore, I use all the facilities and they are 9/10 clean and hygienic. In addition, the gym is of high quality. They are always reaching out for people to be heard on various topics. In addition, they provide people with lots of contacts if they were to need them. Therefore, we feel supported and not alone.
I believe they are good from the library to oxstalls gym, all are clean and provide the services that I'd expect from them.
The University (Oxstalls) is in walking distance and very easy to walk to with limited traffic. It is also on the way to Cheltenham so good for those students. I like the location :)
There is a good range to meet all. Also there are different levels or options in the clubs and societies to meet the aims and objectives of different individuals.
Some of the tutors are booked up meanwhile others are relatively available. However, the help zone are always there to help out.
It has defiantly been the best experience in my life to date I've had an amazing time and really do not want it to end. The friends which I have made will be life long. Cheltenham is a beautiful place everything you need in one place if you get a bit bored jump on a train 30mins and you're in Bristol.
It's amazing the links my course has with industry is what sets it apart from all other universities.
All our lecturers are real creative professionals from industry the advice and knowledge they have is amazing. Also the constant support and kindness from them all.
I think it lacks personality, most university student unions are the place to go drink and have fun. I can confirm that is 100%, not the case with UOG it's a very dead place.
They're good overall however I would suggest that Park campus is a bit run down and needs a refurbishment. When there feel as if I'm at a college, not a university.
Yes, it's very well connected a 5-minute walk at you're on the high street it's a well connected and beautiful place to live and study.
I personally don't participate because well... that's just not for me however my housemates all do and they absolutely love it I would say not being part of a society from 1st year is one of my biggest university regrets.
10/10 I can't fault it at all I owe so much for all the help which they have offered me.
Uni has been one of the best choices I have made, I love my course and my flat mates, it’s always super exciting and great fun, I have grown to be super independent and I will definitely miss living in halls!
Very, we have already had the opportunity to work alongside clients for our modules in the first semester of being here which is amazing and great use of skills for the working world
I love how the course is curved to work in a way to get the jobs when we leave but the downside to the course is lack of contact time with certain lecturers
Yes fantastic and we’re very helpful in freshers
Very good but would love a wider range of printing choices and perhaps a physical shop to buy art supplies from within the uni! Eg- printing paper, film etc
The location is quite a way out from places but the area is lovely so I honestly don’t mind!
Wide range of societies, would of loved to of joined one but they are all located in Gloucester and not Cheltenham and it would be too far to travel back and fourth multiple times a week which is a shame
Personal counselling offer a lot and certain tutors are very helpful
Average overall, I've enjoyed my time here and am glad I've made the choice to finish my degree. But it could have been so much better and the majority of my time here has been frustrating.
My course has offered loads in terms of advice, workshops, placements, speakers and modules. Employment is clearly a large part of the degree itself.
Mostly I like the freedom we have to explore our own interests in relation to the taught modules. There's lots of chances to try new things and experiment. Worst is the marking and feedback which is often late and unclear. I've often received no sound reasoning for my grade and communication is terrible.
I've never really had any interaction with the SU so in that sense I'm not too sure.
Very good, as a technology course we pretty much have everything we need in terms of facilities.
When living on park campus, the accommodation is really close and perfect for students. The uni itself is a bit removed from local amenities but overall it's not too bad.
There's plenty on offer but often a lot of the societies advertised are either not running anymore or meet very rarely if not at all.
I think feedback is very poor and I often feel overlooked by tutors. Feedback is minimal, rushed and very unclear and I'm offered no way to find out more or ask questions of my grades and feedback.
My experience so far has been very good. Lectures are to a high quality and my house is pleasant to live in. Living in Cheltenham is very nice and has all the amenities you need. With there being plenty of good bars and a couple of good clubs.
The university offers a placement year for my course and often runs a future plan week once per semester. My course also offers trips to events like EGX, and also hosts things such as Game X where the university pays to get people from the games industry to give talks.
I enjoy the mix of lecture and practical work meaning that each individual lecture as a whole is not tedious and is very informative. However, some modules of the course are mixed with computer games design students. This means that some lectures feel very irrelevant for myself as a programmer.
In regards to the student union I have had very little interaction with anyone or any information. However, I could probably find information if needed. The facilities run by the student union are okay at best and I have heard from students that attended last year they were higher in quality. The student bar especially, as from my last experience it was basically pointless, as very few drinks are available.
They university's facilities are good in regards to my course, with everything I need be available.
To get from my housing to lectures can be a bit of a trek, but I knew this when applying. The same applies in regards to getting to local amenities. The walk to my lecture taking from 40 minutes to an hour and the walk to town taking 20 to 30 minutes. This is not a big deal though, as there is a very regular bus service that isn't too expensive with student discount
There are a good sections of societies and sports at Gloucestershire. However, I found that very few were something I would be interested in.
The only interaction I have had in this regard is the contact time with the lecturer and my personal tutor meeting. Both are excellent with the lecturers appearing to help in any way the can. I am also sure that if I asked for assistance put of these times my lecturer would likely help.
So far, I am enjoying my course, which will lead me to continue my studies as a Paramedic. However, the information about the additional requirements was given after the New Year, which leads to additional stress.
At the moment I am waiting for my work placement which will improve my communication, teamwork and time management skills.
I want to point out the particular course I'm in is not structured well. The information about work placements was provided the last week before attendance.
The Student Union is beneficial, especially for freshers. They provide the information you need and direct towards success.
Facilities are sufficient, but the food is overpriced.
The University is in good, easy to travel location.
I am not attending any sports or socialising
I found the uni management beneficial while dealing with Student finance.
I am in my final year on a three year course and overall it is a lovely uni with many areas of support, very picturesque and friendly staff and students. The food is good and the SU are supportive for the students
There are employ-ability awards and classes you can attend. There are workshops to help CV writing and preparing for interviews.
They are run well on average but sometimes there needs to be more contact time and support with assignments.
They represent the students well and are always engaged with what we want. The SU could be slightly bigger and more accessible for everyone
They are good there is a chapel and a cafe area and a SU shop that can all be used
Yes the university is 10 mins away from the town centre so able to access everything. There a big supermarkets near too and maybe buses to reach other places
There are loads of different societies for many different areas and they can always accommodate everyone, with new ideas
There are different levels of support and all accessible, the helpzone are good for support sessions and future plan activities. The counsellors are good also . The feedback for lectures is good but they need to be given before another assignment is due in
Everyone is really friendly and staff are always there if you need anything. The course content is interesting and not something I would expect is covered at many other unis in the country
Future Plan weeks are given which teach us about how employment is going to work once out of uni. Placements are also available on the majority of courses as a chosen module
The amount of different lecturers that are experts in their own fields make it seem as if I'm getting the best education possible.
Could use some more larger lecture halls
About a 20 minute walk if you're on Pittville
Large variety that students seem to enjoy
I've enjoyed university a lot, I've made new friends and the subject I'm studying is very interesting. It was hard making friends at first but it's good to branch out of your comfort zone.
They have the future plan weeks which help build skills for the workplace, there are people who help with finding careers and internships/jobs.
There is a lot of involvement in some of the modules, with group exercises and pratical lessons. However, some modules are just taught without involvement which isn't helpful.
I think that they represent the students well but I don't know much about the facilities.
They are good, I just don't use them much.
Yeah the accomodation is only down the road and the town centre is very close too.
There's a very large variety.
There is lots of support from personal tutors and lecturers, as well as personal support from counselling, support groups etc.
I absolutely love the university experience. It is nothing like what you might have imagine as a child or even when you started thinking about applying. There is so much available and so many opportunities; i wish i had enough time in the world to experience them all. I enjoy student life and despite any challenges i may face or have faced, there has always been someone there to guide me. I would recommend university to anyone, there is no such thing as “can’t” when thinking about university. I do not think anyone can truly say they know what university is like until they have actually fully experienced all of what it has to offer. If i was to some up my experience so far in a short phrase, i would say... A good time i’d never forget.
There are numerous events held at the University of Gloucestershire ever year with YFP festival for a week. This includes workshops and speakers that can give you guidance for careers. During this week you will have the opportunity to see keynote speakers who will share their stories and life lessons, do short courses, have confidence training and be involved in personal development programmes. All these will provide you with the confidence, knowledge and skills. The university also helps you find work experience to help you gain more desired skills, book appointments to get support and advise for your future plan through career consultants, and advise and links to improving your employability skills. Because of these opportunities i feel more confident about employability.
I am currently studying Primary Education and i have been doing the course for 6 months so far. I am thrilled and astonished about the way the course is taught, it has made me think in new ways, develop confidence, and develop my academic skills very quickly. My course provides support sessions for English and Mathematics of which i have attended all of them so far to see what they have to offer me and in hope that they will in some way give me new knowledge or help me remember knowledge i had forgotten from school. They have done both those things and i would recommend any new student to attend these sessions, even if they think they know it all as the teachers, maths especially, have covered how we could use the skills in our teaching practice. I could not have found this more helpful. My course also provides a ‘talis’ list of all the recommended readings to get us started with our independent study and to further our knowledge. This is extremely helpful and helps encourage further reading. There are however improvements that could be made to the course. At the start of the course i found that there was a lack of information about what the course involved and also a lack of information given for our first placement, however, this was noted and they scheduled more sessions to give us the information needed to confidently go on placement. Overall, i am pleased about the way the course is taught and often mention to family and friends the positive impact it has had on me and how effective the teaching and course is in sending me in the right direction to become the best teacher i can be.
Representation is of a good standard; always doing their best to make student life as enjoyable and as memorable as possible. They are open to feedback through SIMON (an online tool for student feedback) allowing students to easily share their ideas for bettering UoG. And there are course representatives who you can go to share your ideas or concerns. So in terms of representation, they are always there for you to make your life during uni better.
What ever interests you have, or course(s) you are studying, there are facilities for you at your fingertips. Our Students’ Union are always looking to improve these in addition. So overall, i could not be happier about what the University has to offer for students.
There is always something to do and somewhere to go what ever campus you are at, so there is no fear that you will be stuck inside feeling bored. The location for me has allowed me to spread my wings and gain new experiences. Distances from accommodations are convenient and there are regular buses that can take you from campus to campus, and it only costs students £1.60 for a single ride! So never worry about getting to a desired destination, there are many opportunities and support for students to gain new experiences wherever they are at the University of Gloucestershire.
There are dozens of societies you can join; currently around 50. And if non of these strike your interest, do not worry! You can start your own society with two or more students who share your interest. The variety of societies is simply amazing and a great way to make new friends that share the same/similar interests to you. We are even lucky to have specialist facilities at the Oxstalls campus and Oxstalls Sports Park and Leisure. And there are numerous activities for all students to be apart of. There is something for everyone!
Support given by the uni is in my opinion, fabulous. No matter what concern, issue, problem you may have or are facing. The uni has some form of support where ever you turn. Whether it is about accommodation, money, health and wellbeing, assignments study support etc. there are support services available 24/7. There are also help zones at every campus so there is no need to worry about location and distance. And if you feel that you want to stay anonymous there are support links that you can go to online to do this. I find it amazing that no matter what the problem is there is someone or something to turn to when you are in need of help or support. I could not be more impressed.