Value for money
We know that students are concerned about value for money, so we manage our finances carefully.
As an educational institution and charity, the University of Gloucestershire is not for profit. However, we make savings each year so that we can invest in improving facilities and building new ones.
The headline on our facilities investment is the brand new, state of the art Business School building recently constructed at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester.
In addition to this, we have ambitious plans to invest £100 million in our estates in the next five years. We have already spent nearly £30 million to improve our teaching and learning spaces.
The £18 million Business School development is home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses.
Work was completed on our new Design Centre at Park campus in 2018, providing specific space for our Art and Design students to collaborate together and get creative.
Brand new Nursing facilities, including clinical suites to enhance the learning environment for our cohorts of healthcare professionals, opened in September 2018.
We have created new study space for Natural and Social Sciences students, provided new teaching spaces and equipment for Media students, and installed two new all-weather sports pitches at Oxstalls for our students to use for study and play.
We know that investing in our students does not only include putting up more buildings and making sure that we install great equipment. The university is also investing in technology like the MyGlos app, available from Google Play and the App Store, which allows students to run their university life from their mobile device.
It provides access to email, timetable, service departments, student record, Moodle (our virtual learning environment which houses lecture notes and information), and lots of other key tools to help them stay up-to-speed in a fast-paced educational environment.
We recognise that todays’ students may ask why tuition fees are going to pay for buildings that will only be completed once they have left. The answer is that the university has to keep investing in the future, so the facilities used by todays’ students were paid for by the fees and grants received in previous years from past students.