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Our facilities

Discover UoG’s facilities including specialist learning environments, relaxing study zones and social spaces, and an international-standard sports arena.

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Discover UoG’s facilities

We prioritise ensuring our students gain the skills they need to secure a good graduate job and thrive in their chosen field of work.

Whatever your subject area, you’ll have access to industry-spec facilities to gain expertise for your future career.

From exploring your creative flair in our specialist art studios to practising healthcare in our mock hospital ward – you’ll be able to develop your skills using real-world technologies and equipment.

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Specialist environments with real-world learning

Access the latest digital technologies

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High-spec cyber centre and games workshop

Access a high performance computing cluster, highly secure research and training suite and a cyber ‘dirty lab’.

Our games technologies workshop has high-spec consoles and VR headsets. Use the latest tech including eye tracking, quad copters and robots.

Discover our Computing & cyber security courses.

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Hone your creative flair with the latest tech

Our animation and visual effects studios provide the professional resources you need to develop highly sought-after skills in both 2D and 3D animation.

Interior Design students use industry-standard design packages such as Revit and AutoCAD.

Discover our Design courses.

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Access specialist psychology labs

Learn how to monitor and record electrical activity in the brain in our cognitive research labs.

Research and explore virtual reality therapy through visual immersion and artificially created environments in our VR suite.

Discover our Psychological sciences courses.

Healthcare for the 21st century

Over the last few years we have invested over £3.3m on health and social care facilities. These include a mock hospital ward and paramedic skills lab used by students to practise skills such as CPR.

Our clinical skills laboratory space is fitted with modern, state-of-the-art healthcare science equipment including industry-standard imaging facilities.

Physiotherapy students also have access to treatment rooms, laboratories, a strength and conditioning suite and rehabilitation space.

Discover our Health & social care courses.

Two students conduct a simulated operation on the University's mock ward.

Our hospital ward is set up exactly like a real one, allowing students to practise their patient care and clinical skills.

Two students look at a large interactive display screen showing the internal structure of the human body.

Learn in a modern business environment

The Oxstalls Business School opened in 2018 as part of a £20m development. It provides students of business and law with a modern learning environment, light and airy classrooms and lecture theatres, and comfortable social spaces to meet friends or study independently.

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Discover our courses in Business and Law.

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Gloucestershire Business School has a live trading room, a customer experience lab, and a moot court room.

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Student wearing robes sitting in the Moot Court.

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“The moot court is so inspiring. You wear barrister robes which fully immerses you into the role. It’s a truly unique experience which helps place you in the right mindset to achieve the best grades.”

Clara, Law LLB

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Home to creatives

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Media and music

Park campus is home to our specialist film, media and television studios and high-spec editing suites.

The facilities have ‘go-to’ industry equipment ranging from compact electronic news-gathering cameras to studio-floor broadcast cameras, complex vision switching systems, high-end audio mixers, radio microphones, in-ear monitors and complex talkback systems.

For music students, there are four industry-spec studios, an immersive sound lab equipped with a 22.2 spatial audio array and a Soho-style dubbing theatre.

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Discover our courses in Film, media & television and Music & sound.

Specialist art studios

Explore your creative specialism in well-equipped studios at Francis Close Hall and Park campuses. These include Mac suites, digital whiteboards, fine art studios, and printing and book-binding equipment.

Our photography facilities include an all-white light studio and black dark studio, specialist dark rooms and processing labs, industry-standard editing suite.

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Discover our courses in Art, Design and Photography.

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Performing arts

Our purpose-built Performing Arts Centre benefits from two large, harlequin sprung-floor dance studios, a multimedia suite and a devising studio.

These facilities also include a full lighting rig and sound, and an acoustically designed music and singing room.

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Discover our Performing arts courses.

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Taking sport to the next level

Oxstalls campus is home to most of our sports facilities including an international-standard sports arena, 3G all-weather pitch, sports hall, strength and conditioning suite, and fitness studio.

Our therapy clinics and state-of-the-art research laboratories allow you to apply your knowledge in both professional sports teams and clinical settings.

Discover our Sport & exercise courses.

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Investing in our future

We continually invest in our facilities. Recent investments include the £2.6m redevelopment of the teaching centre at Francis Close Hall, including new Biosciences laboratory facilities, as well as the refurbishment of our new centre for Architecture and Constructed Environments.

We have also secured £5.8m funding to enhance our computing and cyber facilities by March 2025. These will include a new cyber control centre and VR facility, a new digital lounge, as well as enhanced teaching and learning facilities.

Biosciences laboratory at FCH Campus

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Architecture design space

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Gloucester city campus

We’re in the process of building a new city-based campus in the heart of Gloucester to host our teacher training, psychology and social work courses, with the first students set to move in early 2025.

Find out more about the Gloucester city campus project.

Spaces to connect, study and relax

Each of our campuses has its own personality from the historic charm of Francis Close Hall to the high-energy modern campus at Oxstalls. They all have dedicated spaces for you connect and collaborate, study independently or relax and socialise.

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