University of Gloucestershire

4.1 from 165 ratings
Ranking
62/354 Universities
Location: 
3.7 / 15 reviews
Party Vibe: 
3.6 / 15 reviews
Halls of Residence: 
3.7 / 55 reviews
Clubs & Societies: 
4.5 / 16 reviews
Freshers' Week: 
4.0 / 5 reviews

Download the only Student-led Prospectus

Why Study Here

Overview

With three campuses across Cheltenham and Gloucester, the University of Gloucestershire offers a diverse range of art and design, business and technology, education, health and social care, liberal and performing arts, media, natural and social sciences, and sport and exercise degrees.

We not only use our expertise to support you to create your future plan, but challenge you to build the skills, knowledge, experiences and network to make the plan the reality.  

Taught by practising professionals and active researchers, you will be inspired in industry standard facilities and creative spaces. Gain real-world experiences through placements and field trips, and start building your network of contacts, all while you study.   

95% of our UK domiciled graduates from full-time first degree programmes went on to employment or further study in 2017 (DLHE 2016/17).

 

Nightlife

From bars to bistros, nightclubs to cosy pubs, there’s always a good night out to be had in Cheltenham and Gloucestershire. The Students’ Union run their own student night at MooMoo Clubrooms in Cheltenham, welcoming top DJ talent.

If you prefer live music, venues such as Café Rene in Gloucester and the Frog in Fiddle in Cheltenham host a diverse range of acts. And that’s in addition to the 45 festivals a year in the area, including world-famous events celebrating jazz, science, literature and music.

Halls of Residence

All of our campuses have their own halls of residence. Also, our brand new Pittville Student Village in Cheltenham offers nearly 800 rooms across cluster flats, townhouses and studios. It has its own gym, refectory, faith space and shop, and is connected to all campuses by the university bus.

Opening September 2018, the Blackfriars Residences, managed in partnership with Cityheart, will provide almost 300 rooms in the middle of bustling Gloucester, just a short walk from the historic docks and regenerated Gloucester Quays.

Location

Our Francis Close Hall campus is just 10 minutes’ walk from Cheltenham town centre and 20 minutes’ walk from Pittville Student Village. Park campus is 25 minutes from the town centre and 20 minutes from Cheltenham Spa station. Close to Francis Close Hall, the Brewery Quarter houses a cinema, gym, restaurants, indoor golf and bowling alley. Park is just a short walk from the cultural hub of the Montpellier area with its boutiques and bars as well as a host of famous literature, jazz and food festivals.

Oxstalls is 20 minutes’ walk from Gloucester city centre and railway station, and 30 minutes from Gloucester Quays, historic docks that have been regenerated with an outlet shopping centre, cinema, bars and restaurants.

CLubs and societies

Our Students’ Union has over 45 sports clubs, including everything from football, rugby and rowing through to kendo, lacrosse and futsal. And, with over 70 societies to choose from, there’s something for everyone, Acapella and Dumbledore's Army to LGBT+ and Pokémon Go. Plus the Students’ Union will help you start your own society.

Freshers' week

We don’t have a freshers’ week – we have a freshers’ fortnight! From welcome BBQs to nights out, quizzes to walking tours, there’s plenty going on to help you make new friends, settle in and get ready for the adventures ahead.

Don’t miss our Freshers’ Fayre with loads of giveaways and societies and sports teams looking for new members.

  • Total Students
    7,965
  • Full / Part Time
    83% Full Time 17% Part Time
  • International Students
    5% International 95% UK

Need help choosing a degree?

Use our quiz to help give ideas for what degree is for you.
Take our Quiz

Find University Courses

Reviews

University of Gloucestershire Reviews

4.1 / 165 reviews
  • 5 Stars
    88
  • 4 Stars
    53
  • 3 Stars
    15
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Star
    2
  • 0 Stars
    0
Campus/University buildings: 
Learning facilities: 
Sports facilities: 
Student Union: 
Careers service: 
Organisation: 
Inclusivity: 
Health and Wellbeing services: 
Support for international students: 
Support and facilities for disabled students: 
Show Subcategories
Anonymous's picture

Anonymous

23rd January 2018
The campus isn't massive but it's easy to get around it as well as the town and surrounding areas. Plenty to do in town too.
Campus / University buildings: 
Learning facilities: 
Sports facilities: 
Student Union: 
Careers service: 
Organisation: 
Inclusivity: 
Health and wellbeing services: 
Support for international students: 
Support and facilities for disabled students: 
Show Subcategories
Anonymous's picture

Anonymous

25th January 2018
The campus is very large and friendly. I get along with everyone I see and there USB always some member of staff to talk to I if I need assistance.
Campus / University buildings: 
Learning facilities: 
Sports facilities: 
Student Union: 
Careers service: 
Organisation: 
Inclusivity: 
Health and wellbeing services: 
Support for international students: 
Support and facilities for disabled students: 
Show Subcategories

Rankings

Rank City Student Rating
57 Chichester City
3.9 / 13 reviews
58 Uxbridge
3.6 / 25 reviews
59 Penryn Town
3.8 / 14 reviews
60 Pontypridd
3.6 / 19 reviews
61 Cheltenham Town
3.7 / 15 reviews
62 Hatfield
3.3 / 46 reviews
63 High Wycombe Town
3.7 / 15 reviews
64 Colchester Town
3.3 / 32 reviews
65 Ealing Borough
4.2 / 6 reviews
66 Bradford City
3.6 / 13 reviews
View full League Table
Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Pittville
3.7 / 21 reviews
2 Oxstalls Halls
4.2 / 6 reviews
3 Upper Quay
4.2 / 5 reviews
4 Hardwick
4.3 / 4 reviews
5 Spa Court
5.0 / 1 review
6 Park Villas
3.2 / 5 reviews
7 Shaftesbury Hall
3.3 / 4 reviews
8 St Mary's Halls
3.0 / 4 reviews
9 Park Challinor
3.0 / 3 reviews
10 Eildon and Merrowdown
4.0 / 1 review
View full League Table
Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Golf
5.0 / 2 reviews
2 Cheerleading
4.3 / 3 reviews
3 Badminton
4.5 / 2 reviews
4 Criminology and Sociology
5.0 / 1 review
5 History Society
5.0 / 1 review
6 Hockey (Men's)
5.0 / 1 review
7 Rugby (Men's)
5.0 / 1 review
8 Swimming and Water Polo
5.0 / 1 review
9 Film Club
4.0 / 1 review
10 Football (Women's)
4.0 / 1 review
View full League Table
Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 Frog & Fiddle
4.6 / 14 reviews
2 Bar Fever
3.8 / 21 reviews
3 Revolution Bar
4.2 / 5 reviews
4 Your Campus Bar
4.0 / 2 reviews
5 Bar & Beyond
0.0 / 0 reviews
6 Bar Zero
0.0 / 0 reviews
7 Cote Brasserie
0.0 / 0 reviews
8 Evoke
0.0 / 0 reviews
9 Globe
0.0 / 0 reviews
10 Gorse & Groom
0.0 / 0 reviews
View full League Table
Rank Freshers' Week Student Rating
1 Gloucestershire, University of
4.0 / 5 reviews
View full League Table

Location Details

University of Gloucestershire
Albert Road
Cheltenham Town
GL50 2RH
United Kingdom