University of Gloucestershire

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We boast an intimate university community made up of 10,000 students studying at our three superb campuses, which are located in the historic spa town Cheltenham, and one of the first Roman-English cities, Gloucester (gloss-ter). Majors for Bachelor degrees range from Arts, Media, and Design to Criminology and Law, Biology, Business, the Humanities and Psychology, to Sports and Exercise. Established in 1834, the University of Gloucestershire has more than 175 years of history in teaching and education.

Nestled in the heart of the English countryside with quick and easy transportation links to London, Bristol, Birmingham and Wales, we offer the best of both worlds – access to nature as well as the rest of the world! Locally our students enjoy outdoor pursuits, high-end shopping, extensive cultural heritage, world renowned festivals year-round (such as the Times Literature Festival, the Gold Cup Horse Racing, the Jazz Festival and the Science Festival) and traditional English pubs, cafes, restaurants and bars. At the Uni, the Students’ Union offers a variety of sports clubs and societies to cater to a myriad of interests – or you can set up your own if you have an idea or need not met.

We offer international students a great deal of support via our International Welcome Week, International Student Advisors and the Visa Advice Team. The International Welcome Week offers students the chance to meet new friends, learn about British culture and find accommodation. The Uni organises trips to places such as Bath and Stonehenge, London and Oxford so that students are able to see iconic British heritage. International students often also participate in the organised outings to events such as the theatre, exhibitions and cultural activities.

Areas of Expertise

Undergraduate courses range from Animal Biology to Accounting and Financial Management, Television Production to Teacher Training. We also offer a 2-year Fast Track Law Degree, giving you the chance to achieve a Bachelor of Law (LLB) in just two years, rather than the typical three years. For an employment focus, many of our courses offer the opportunity to participate in a placement year, which gives you a year of paid work experience and makes your degree four years in length. Our range of postgraduate courses, including taught and research programmes, embrace everything from Computing to Creative and Critical Writing. Our MBA offers special flexibility, with the option to start in January rather than September.

On Campus Housing

The University of Gloucestershire employs an International Accommodation Advisor to work with our international students, ensuring that they find suitable housing near the University.

We guarantee University accommodation to first year undergraduate students if they apply on time (deadline is in August for courses starting in September).

Incoming Students

We are committed to ensuring all our students have the best possible experience living and learning at the University of Gloucestershire. Our Student Services Department offers a wide range of information and support, including the Helpzones, Disability Advice, Finance Advice, Counselling, Faith Support and Mental Health & Wellbeing Advice.

When you arrive, we’ll provide you with a personal tutor, who can give you academic advice. We can help you find somewhere to live either on or off-campus, and give you tips on what to look for when you’re house hunting. Our services are open to everyone.

Career Planning

94% of UoG graduates are employed or engaged in further training within 6 months of graduating. We are committed to providing our students with practical and industry-specific opportunities to improve career skills, to network, and to gain work experience before graduating.

Opportunities include our DegreePlus programme, placements (3-12 months working in your industry of interest), internships, volunteering and workshops on topics such as how to write a CV and how to interview.

We employ a large team in our Employability Hub:


The University has 34 different types of sports clubs that students can join which range from cycling to football to swimming. There is something for everyone to enjoy whether it be a light bit of exercise or joining the University teams.


Our Students’ Union website has information about all the extracurricular activities students can enjoy.


The Students’ Union offers a diverse range of clubs and societies which include:

- General Interest Societies
- Course Related Societies
- Political & Campaigning Societies
- Faith & Culture Societies

We also have an International Society which exists to welcome international students, help new members feel at home and to organise events in and around Gloucestershire.

Campus Tour

Campus visits are available throughout the year to view facilities and resources.

Between September and June they are available every Wednesday afternoon. During July and August they are available Monday - Friday subject to availability.

As part of the visit you will get a guided tour of the campus from one of our student ambassadors and the chance to meet with lecturers and tutors on the subject you are interested in (subject to availability).

Anybody thinking of studying at the university can book a campus visit and you are welcome to bring your family and friends too.

To book your campus visit please fill in the form at:

If you have any queries please email

Modified on February 21, 2018