Francis Close Hall

Swindon Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4AZ

From training the next generation of teachers and carers, to campaigning for the future of our society and environment, the students of Francis Close Hall have a lot to be proud of.

​​​​With us from the very beginning, Francis Close Hall has seen our legacy grow from strength to strength throughout our nearly 170 years in education.

Just a short walk away from Cheltenham town centre, you’ll have everything you need right on your door step, with easy access to Cheltenham’s lively bars, clubs, specialist shops and cafes.

Investments to the campus

Alongside a number of improvements to our study spaces and facilities we’ve also recently developed the onsite design studios for our designers and architects. The fully equipped laboratory space for our biosciences students has been refurbished too.

Francis CLose Hall bridge.

Extensive IT and library facilities

We provide expert help and advice in using the full range of resources available to support your studies, whether you’re working on or off campus. Designed to provide a safe and secure environment for individual and group work, our libraries are open 7 days a week in term time.

Home to:

Humanities, natural and social sciences, education and public services, art and design​​​​​

Francis Close Hall view from chapel ceiling.  

Campus Spotlight

"That Hogwarts feel"

Known for its community feel and historic buildings, Francis Close Hall is a truly inspiring place to study.


Campus Spotlight

Bars and events

Each campus has its own Students' Union (SU) bar, where you’ll have opportunities to run your own events in addition to a number of SU run events. We hold several balls a year, the highlight being our summer ball, held at Cheltenham Racecourse and attracting over 5000 students – it’s certainly an event not to be missed.