Loved it a lot more than I had expected and made so many new friends by engaging in sports clubs and taking on new opportunities and stepping out of my comfort zone. It’s teaching me to be more independent and responsible in all areas including finance and organisation.
Lots of placement opportunities available which is number 1 for employability I think as it gives you a good chance to see how you would work from your degree. It can also help to develop those employability skills further. Other workshops are provided on a regular basis to enhance your employability skill such as CV writing and some more course specific workshops are also provided. University in itself makes you a more independent person so a degree looks good for employability also.
Very engaging manner always very interactive learning which is appropriate for the practical based courses. Quite high contact hours but plenty of time for independent learning also and lots of resources provided for us to learn from. Can sometimes be a little challenging to find the motivation to learn for the modules that are less interesting for you than others but that’s across all degrees.
Facilities are on campus so easy to pop over too. Very welcoming environment there with lots of friendly faces. Very engaging online and in person and put in a lot of effort into improving and representing the university in a good light.
Lots of facilities available for all the courses. For PFA and dance, proper dance studios are provided, for sports science students, plenty of equipment is available to use in learning including an environmental chamber which not all universities have. Plenty of gym space is available alongside proper equipment within the facilities. Brand new facilities by Plock Courts and Business has an entirely new build.
About a 20 minute walk from town center which includes everything you could need. Aside from on campus accommodation, the rest of the accommodation isn’t far off from the town center so everything is relatively close by and easy to get to. Public transport is great also so getting to Cheltenham and Gloucester is simple and same goes for the other campuses.
Fantastic variety of societies and clubs. Apply for as many as you want and they’re all run on a regular basis and is a great opportunity to meet great friends. The sports clubs in particular get along very well with each other and engage in a lot of supportive interaction for one another.
High ratings for counselling with plenty of support offered. Book in with tutors whenever you want to discuss whatever so support is well offered across the board for whatever you need help in. Students also available to talk to if more appropriate in particular help with specific topics within a module.
Very good experience with amazing opportunities for everyone. It is the ideal university for everyone. It has a contrast in people, as well as course choices and facilities.
Consistent opportunities that are east to get involved with and are the same as the industry standards.
I love the engagement and interaction in th ed course, however for television production, one module lacks in creative demonstration.
Represents the students adequately, but does not always uphold its students interest.
Very good equipment, with amazing studios and availability to those who need them.
20 minute walk into town, with busses available every 10 minutes into town and busses to other campuses every 30 minutes.
Perfect selection with a wide range of activities and different types of societies.
Amazing support, fast and easy to understand feedback with fast responses when emailed or asked for help.
First year was hard but I have really settled in now and feel very happy. It took me time to find friends and get into the groove of uni but if you stick it out you’ll be happy at the end result.
The future Olán are very supportive
That it has small groups. That sometimes the information does not feel relevant
Could be more diverse and inclusive beyond those who like clubbing. But at pittville the weekly film night is great
Yes, FCH is very close.
Its been okay, not what i expected from uni if im honest, i wouldnt do it knowing what i know now. Coming here for the degree is the only reason to come to this uni really. I find it hasnt got the student life facilities that everyone talks about before uni or on social media. I just havnt really enjoyed it and cant wait to get a job
They provide future plan scheme whi h is pushed a lot and hold conferences so it is quite good
Most: they are very chilled out lectures and give you thr time to understand things and see them outside of class if you need Least: lots of irrelevent lectures to the assignments
It is good in that you know they are available but the SU bar is obly open at night now which is annoying probiding it was open all the time when i first joined uni
They are okay, at the campus i am at they quite poor as nothing is here but in other campuses it is better
Yes ir is very close to town and very close to student accomodation
There are many sports teams available however funding and coaching is limited and it is expensive to join
The support from tutors is very good, always helpful... uni is not very good with personal wellbeing, had a situation with girls who were bullying us in our shared house and the uni did nothing, landlords took over
I am absolutely loving university life. From my course mates, to my course content to my lecturers all the way through to the social aspect of meeting a whole variety of new people.
We have an employability award system. Our FuturePlan team is incredibly dedicated to increasing our employability. They host workshops that re there to help us with our CVs, to get us used to using LinkedIn and a whole host of other stuff all aimed at achieving employability.
I love all of my lecturers. They're so passionate about their subject and about teaching which really inspires me. I'd like lectures to be a bit more engaging though, rather than being spoken to for the majority of the lecture.
The SU bars always have a warm vibe.
I love my library. We also have two additional computer rooms on campus. Our refectory is always clean. Our labs are state of the art.
My campus is just off the high street so is in prime location.
I was pretty amazed at the number and range of stalls at freshers.
I can't begin to describe how much support there is out there - both academically and personally. My personal tutor is always there for me to email whenever I have a question or problem. All my course tutors make themselves approachable if need be. Feedback is always comprehensive and detailed. We have dedicated counsellors on site. Our help zone is always there to help students with personal problems like money, mental health etc.
The academic side of my experience has been great, I can se my progression from first year to second year in terms of understanding content and improving my grades from feedback given. The small size of the uni made me feel very welcomed
The future plan team often hold events and different skill workshops in order to help us increase and recognise our skills
I like that in first year they combine us with both criminology and psychology courses so that we can feel as if we fit into them. The lectures are very passionate and very helpful to ensure you fully understand the work
Cheltenham is a small area so both on campus and off campus accommodation is always in a convenient location. FCH is within a 5 minute walk of town
I am not a memento of any societies, however form freshers fair there appears to be a decent amount.
Staff always respond quickly to emails and are always helpful when asking questions
Amazing, lots of help and lots of fun events set up, which help both socially and help with employability which is much needed. Amazing campus too, which helps learning a lot
There is the YourFuturePlan scheme which greatly emphasises and teaches how to increase your employability
Course Lecturers interact with us a lot and help make sure we understand what they are teaching us
Students Union is very good, they help students a lot and address lots of issues, bringing them up to meetings to try get things sorted out
Most facilities that I've used so far have been very good, however apparently there are lots of complaints with the bathrooms in the buildings.
Yes it is, 30 minute walk away from town center, and a discount shop just 5 minutes away.
Lots of variety, and for societies it's very easy to make your own as long as other people would join.
Very good academic support, tutors will try to help a lot and as soon as they can.
So far i have absolutely loved making new friends on the course. I know these friends will last a life time, and its wonderful to meet like minded people. The buildings are historic and a pleasure to turn up to every day, especially the chapel which welcomes everyone to their community no matter what their beliefs. There are always fun activities and something going on. In terms of the course, i have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities for placement as i feel i gained valuable experience, knowledge and the enthusiasm required to succeed.
"Your future plan" provides extra training and seminars with professionals working within the sector's the courses are geared towards. They set up practice interviews and are always finding great ways to give you the edge above other graduates. There are also some fantastic bursaries available to assist with self arranged placement and work experience.
Mostly, lecturers are incredibly knowledgeable, approachable and inspiring. We are encouraged to participate within lectures making them a safe and engaging environment as well facilitating the opportunity to think, discuss and explore a variety of ideas.
The student's union team are helpful and effective! They play a prominent part in the support and improvement for students every day.
Excellent. A wide range of resources including course specific libraries which are well stocked. Brand new sports facilities too!
Yes, excellent location. Close to the town centre, parks, shops and libraries.
Excellent. There's something for everyone!
There are many platforms where people can ask for help, whether this be face to face with councellers or members of the help zone, or online/telephone help. Regular meetings with personal tutors is good to make sure you're on track, however unfortunately i think some personal tutors have too much to juggle and are not up to date with exactly what the course is entailing each step of the way (eg essays, work load, placement).
Hard to fit in as a mature student living 1 hour away. Never quite found a group of peers that I could go for support. Overall happy with the experience as it is what you make of it
Compulsory placements, career fairs, advice
Some lecturers are engaging and couldn't be more helpful. Course is varied with guest speakers, trips and live briefs
Don't hear much from them at all
New business school means modern and up to date facilities. However Oxstalls building in comparison needs updating
Some lecturers give detailed and constructive feedback allowing you to make improvements. Appointments with mental health team are few and far between because of the demand and not enough advisors
I enjoy university, i feel the support is good and the lecturers i have had since the first year have been excellent. I will be sad to leave the university soon, and although at times the work load is stressful, i have enjoyed Gloucester university.
There is future plan weeks that help improve employability skills as well as a dedicated careers team
I like the way the tutors are there to help. I dislike the lecture theatres being used as they just tend to read off a powerpoint
I particularly enjoy the pool table with my friends, however there is also table tennis and searing areas with tvs which is kept in good condition by the people working there
Very good. Got everything it needs
Yes very local
Theres loads of sports that happen on wednesdays. They are very good and the social aspect is always fun
Feedback is recieved too late, pften have handed in 2 other pieces of work before revieving the first bit of feedback back