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Venue and facilities hire

Conferences, meeting room and event hire

Discover our conference, meeting room and event hire spaces, including our catering options which can be customised according to your bespoke requirements.

Our spaces are available to book throughout the year, although as we are an academic venue there is greater availability outside of the main teaching times. This includes evenings, weekends and student holidays (Easter and June to mid September).

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To speak to one of the Commercial Events team complete our form, email or call 01242 715022.

Panel of speakers seated in front of an audience in a lecture theatre


We can host conferences at either our Park (Cheltenham) or Oxstalls (Gloucester) campuses and can create tailored packages to suit your individual needs.

Our conference packages can be made up of a combination of lecture theatres, breakout and exhibition spaces and dining spaces. These can all be customised for your event.

Capacity: up to 200 people.
Catering: Your initial quote will usually include most popular catering package of arrival, mid-morning and afternoon tea and coffee, a sandwich buffet lunch and bottled water throughout the day.
Room set up: Please see lecture theatre hire and meeting room hire for more information.

Meeting room hire

Meeting rooms are available to seat up to 80 people across our Cheltenham and Gloucester campuses. Layouts can be altered to suit your individual event requirements e.g. classroom, boardroom, U shape and banquet layouts.

Capacity: Up to 80 people.
Catering: Bespoke packages available, please speak to our Events team.
Room set up: All meeting rooms to seat over 15 people come with full AV set ups. Flip charts and hearing loops can be booked on request.

A meeting room set up at Oxstalls campus, Gloucester.
Oxstalls board room set up with tables, chairs and a large screen.

Boardroom hire

Our impressive boardroom is situated in the very centre of our Business School at Oxstalls, with views across the atrium.

Capacity: Up to 20 people.
Catering: Bespoke packages available, please speak to our Events team.
Room set up: Full AV set up. Flip charts and hearing loops can be booked on request.

Lecture theatre hire

We have tiered lecture theatres to hire at Park (Cheltenham) and Oxstalls (Gloucester).

Our Park theatre can accommodate up to 187 people and our larger Oxstalls Lecture Theatre up to 200 people. Lecture theatres can be booked as part of a multi-room package for conferences and events.

Capacity: Park – up to 187 and Oxstalls – up to 200
Catering: Bespoke packages available, please speak to our Events team.
Room set up: Full AV set ups and roving microphones. Hearing loops can be booked on request.

audience watching speakers in a lecture hall

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Our atrium is a modern and vibrant space at the very hub of the Business School. Usually, this space is fitted with café style and soft seating, but the space can be repurposed to create a blank canvas space for your event. Full event furniture setups are provided by our university team to a pre-approved CAD drawing.

Adjoining lecture theatres and meeting rooms can also be hired and these have full AV facilities.

Suitable for:

Location: Gloucester (GL2 9HW)

Arial view of an event within Business School atrium.

Oxstalls Arena

With over 2,000me (60m x 34m) of versatile space our Sports Arena is suitable for larger events and comes with optional arena seating for up to 750 people. For non-sporting events the space is fully carpeted, furnished with event furniture and AV set ups by our external suppliers to individual event requirements.

Please note parking is limited to 108 spaces at this Campus, with additional parking at our main Oxstalls Campus (10/15 min walk along a footpath). The grounds are accessible to coaches.

Suitable for:

Location: Gloucester (GL2 9DW)

The sports hall at our main Oxstalls campus is also available for hire for non-sporting hire. Dimensions are 33m x 18m.

The hall and atrium, Park Campus

Our hall at our Park Campus is an open space (11m x 18m) and can be hired with or without lecture theatre seating (floor space reduced to 6m x 18m with seating in place). Full event furniture setups are provided by our University team to a pre-approved CAD drawing.

For larger events, the lecture theatres and our welcoming atrium reception area can be hired in addition to the hall.

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Location: Cheltenham (GL50 2RH)

Park event space set up with tables, chairs and catering on tables.
Park lecture theatre set up for an apprenticeship event with sofas and a screen.
Park event space set up with tables and chairs.

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We have catering teams at each campus and are able offer catering for all types of meetings and events; from tea and coffee, to pastries and bacon rolls for breakfast meetings, buffets for conferences, canapés and drinks for networking events and BBQs for summer events.

Bowls of healthy food on a table.
A selection of cakes including brownies, muffins and larger cakes.

Our core focus is on sustainable and ethical food practices, encompassing a commitment to reducing food miles, supporting fair trade products, and promoting the use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients, including organic and free-range options.

Our adaptable teams are able to provide options bespoke to individual event requirements, please enquire with our Commercial Events team for further details.

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If you have any questions or want to speak to a member of the team you can email, call us or complete the form below.