With campuses in Cheltenham and Gloucester, students can enjoy exploring the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, world-famous festivals, shopping and eating options to suit all, top sport and an eclectic mix of music and entertainment venues.
Nightlife and culture
- Gloucester and Cheltenham both hold Purple Flag status – an independent accreditation in recognition of providing a diverse, safe and enjoyable night-time environment.
- Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter has restaurants, bars, tenpin bowling, indoor golf and a microbrewery. Gloucester Quays offers outlet shops, a cinema and food festivals.
- MooMoo clubrooms has three floors of different music genres and is part of the Students’ Union official night out.
- The Frog and Fiddle is a student favourite for society events. This trendy pub offers student discounts, pool tables and hosts regular live music events.
- Gloucestershire hosts over 45 festivals a year, celebrating art, music, science, food and literature. It’s also home to Gloucester Rugby and Cheltenham Racecourse.
- University or partner-managed accommodation is guaranteed for first-year students who meet the application deadline and criteria.
- Options to suit all including en suite rooms, one-bed flats and town houses. Open to new, returning and postgraduate students.
- A residential support team is always on hand to assist students living in halls of residence.
- University-approved private housing is available, ensuring selected properties meet specified health and safety criteria.
- Some halls have additional facilities such as sports pitches, gyms, studios, quiet study areas, faith spaces and bars.
Accommodation costs 2020/2021
£123- £197 per week
- Around 50 societies such as Afro-Caribbean, Disney, fencing, Islamic, KPop, LGBTQ+, Nintendo and the student radio station, Tone.
- Over 30 sports clubs including athletics, cricket, equestrian, football, karting, table tennis, trampolining and volleyball.
- Bars on each campus, regular events, annual Freshers Fayre and summer ball with performers like Chase & Status and Jess Glynne.
- Gloucestershire’s a great base for exploring England and Wales, midway between Bristol and Birmingham and 2 hours from London.
- With railway stations in both Cheltenham and Gloucester, there are excellent public transport links to the rest of the UK.
- The 94U Stagecoach bus runs regularly between campuses, halls and Cheltenham and Gloucester centres, with lower student fares.
- FCH and Park campuses are about 5–10 minutes’ cycle or 10–20 minutes’ walk from Cheltenham town centre.
- Oxstalls campus is about 10 minutes’ cycle or 25 minutes’ walk from Gloucester city centre.
- Work behind the scenes at Gloucestershire’s numerous festivals of music, literature, science, sport, comedy, poetry and more.
- The Students’ Union JobShop offers lots of part-time jobs which will fit around studying.
- Become a student ambassador to earn money, with flexible hours, training and opportunities to develop new transferrable skills.
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