The university is based in the southwest of the UK, and spread across three campuses, with two in Cheltenham and one in Gloucester. With direct rail links to Birmingham (40 minutes), Bristol (40 minutes) and London (two hours), as well as excellent road and rail access to the rest of the country, Gloucestershire is a perfect base for students to start their study life in the UK.
Gloucestershire hosts over 45 festivals a year, including jazz, science, food and literature, so there's plenty for students to get involved in, both personally and for work experience. The university also have over 500 restaurants, cafes, bars to choose so students can find pretty much any kind of cuisine. Gloucestershire surprises students and it's the perfect place to experience the best of city and country life.
Students join a vibrant and connected community of over 10,000 students from 60 different countries. Gloucestershire have over 80 different sports club and societies for students to choose from. Students can get involved in anything from Dumbledore's Army, snow club, vegan, films, comedy, and international societies plus more. Many students also love to attend the international cafe and make the most of the various social trips on offer including trips to Oxford, London, film nights, international food festivals.
The university takes pride in their relationship with students, and achieves this through a strong student support network, which includes Helpzones. Services on offer include a confidential counselling team, help with academic writing and financial support. Students can take advantage of the university's Your Future Plan initiative, which offers guaranteed career planning support.
Gloucestershire understand that it is important that students are employable upon leaving university. 95 per cent of the university's graduates are either in employment or higher study within six months of graduation (DLHE 2017/18).