Events

We run a number of events throughout the year for all ages to give school and college students the opportunity to find out more about university.

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​​​​​​Residential events and summer schools

Year 12 Summer Schools

Are you:​

  • In year 12 or the ​first year of college and considering applying to university?
  • Keen to find out more about student life?
  • Looking to add invaluable experience to your personal statement?
If so, booking a place on one of our Year 12 Summer Schools could be a great way to begin your journey towards studying at university. They're all free to attend so find out more and book your place below. ​
Event: Crime Investigation Summer School​
Date:

24-26 June 2020​​

​Location:

University of Gloucestershire​

​Details:

Over three days and across three campuses, experience criminology, cyber forensics and law. Analyse evidence and try​ a suspect in court. Will you make the right decision?​

Apply online by 5pm on 20 April ​​2020.

Event: The Summer Resdential
Date:

7 - 10 July 2020​​

​Location:

University of Gloucestershire​

​Details:

The Summer Residential is a​ four-day event held at the University of Gloucestershire. Students taking part will stay over in university halls of residence. If you're interested in art and design, natural sciences, humanities, education, health & social care and business, this is a great opportunity to experience university life first-hand before applying for the real thing.

Apply online by 5pm on 27​ April ​​2020.

Event:
Music Academy
Date:

20 - 23​ July 2020​​

​Location:

University of Gloucestershire​

​Details:

Experience the music production process step-by-step. Starting with song writing and rehearsing, to recording and mixing, all the way through to a playback party and awards ceremony. This event is open to students in years 10 to 12.

Apply online or email outreach@glos.ac.uk

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Subject conferences and study skills

Event: Sports visits
Date:

Every Wednesday (subject to availability)

​Location:

Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester

​Details:

Each Wednesday our sports department facilitates practical sports taster days for GCSE students in years 10 and 11. To register your interest, get in touch with​ the outreach team: outreach@glos.ac.uk.

Event: Year 12 Media Conference
Date:

17​ January 2020

​Location:

Park Campus, Cheltenham

​Details:

Back by popular demand, our year 12 Media conference will offer students a taste of what it is like to study media subjects at university.

Students are welcome to apply individually or as a school group email outreach@glos.ac.uk​ for more information.

Event: Sports Conference
Date:

22 January 2020

​Location:

Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester

​Details:

Back by popular demand, in 2020 we will be holding our winter sports conference at our Oxstalls campus in Longlevens. We welcome year 12 and level 3 BTEC students on site for a practical taster day. To register your interest and book your place contact the outreach team: outreach@glos.ac.uk.​

Event: Health and Social Care Conference
Date/time:

1​ April & 23 June 2020

​Location:

Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester

​Details:

Provide your students with the opportunity to choose two of four workshops hosted in our facilities (nursing, mental health nursing, paramedic science and social work). They'll hear from a graduate panel sharing their professional experiences and end the day with a Q&A session with our current students.

Email outreach@glos.ac.uk for more information.

Event: Performing Arts Master Class
Date/time:

20 April 2020, 09:30 - 14:30 (time subject to change)​

​Location:

Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester

​Details:

Join us for a Performing Arts Master Class Day at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. Open to all year 12 and 13 students with a passion for the performing arts, this promises to be a fun-filled day. Students will attend a range of practical academic-led workshops in our performing arts building and gain top tips for HE performing arts course auditions.​

If you would like to register an interest in this event, please email outreach@glos.ac.uk​ or call 01242 714528.

Event: Year 12 Criminology & Cyber School
Date/time:

24 - 26 June 2020

​Location:

Francis Close Hall Campus, Park Campus (Cheltenham) & Oxstalls Campus (Gloucester)

​Details:

Do your students want to immerse themselves in a criminal investigation from crime scene to court room? Over the course of 3 days, across 3 campuses, students will experience a taster of Criminology, Cyber Forensics and Law. Students have one chance to analyse the evidence and trial a suspect in court – can they make the right decision?

Apply online or email outreach@glos.ac.uk.​

Event: Year 12 Summer Residential
Date/time:

7 - 10 July 2020

​Location:

Halls of residence, Cheltenham/Gloucester

​Details:

The Summer Residential is a free four-day event at the University of Gloucestershire, where students stay over in university halls of residence. Students can experience subjects tasters at university first-hand before applying for the real thing.

Apply online​ or email outreach@glos.ac.uk.​

Event: Film Academy (TBC)
Date/time:

(TBC)

​Location:

Park Campus, Cheltenham

​Details:

Unit One Films and the University of Gloucestershire are planning a FREE 5 day event, for 16-19 year olds, to take you step by step through the film production process; starting with script writing and storyboarding, to filming and editing, all the way through to screenings and an awards ceremony. Participants will create a brilliant new film to put in their portfolio, having learnt a range of new skills and processes.

Not yet open for applications, please email outreach@glos.ac.uk to register your interest.

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Creative Writing

Submissions for students'​ short stories to be published on our website alongside undergraduate work will open 29 November 2019.

The University of Gloucestershire Creative Writing Department is again giving opportunities for year 12 and 13 students to get their writing published on our short story website. See the stories from our first issue.

This academic year we plan to produce two new issues, with submissions accepted for the first issue from 29 November to 20 December, and for the second from 28 February to the 20 March. All submissions will get helpful feedback from the university Creative Writing team, whether they are published or not. See more information on how to take part. ​

Teacher CPD opportunities

Event: 'Admissions Climate Change' our Higher Education Advisers' Conference
Date/time:

1 July 2020, 09:30 - 15:00

​Location:

Park Campus, Cheltenham

​Details:

This summer we will discuss the future of admissions and other hot topics in the sector including UCAS updates and the new HUB, university graduate outcomes, leading a careers programme and an opportunity to network with peers.

Book here or email outreach@glos.ac.uk with any questions.

Our academic staff in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics have created these short tuition videos, which can be accessed by teachers and students studying for their A Levels. If you or your students found these videos useful and you would like to find out more about our Religion Philosophy and Ethics courses at the university, get in touch to book a year 12 subject taster day. outreach@glos.ac.uk   

Open days and Public lectures

We also host regular university open days and public lectures throughout the year. Find out more using the links below:

Open days​

Public lecture series