The University of Gloucestershire is based in the southwest of the UK, spread across three campuses. Two of these are 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.
Students join a vibrant and connected community of over 10,000 students from 60 different countries. Students at the University of Gloucestershire can choose from over 100 courses, each providing a high-quality education driven by leading research. Gloucestershire also has 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 take 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. Around 95% of students that graduate from the university are employed or in further education within six months of completing their studies.
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.