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Student Life

Join our vibrant community

University is about more than getting a degree. When you join University of Gloucestershire you’ll be joining a diverse and connected community who will challenge you to discover new things.  It’s here you will find your friends for life and renewed confidence to reach your goals.

Set in the UK’s largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you’ll get the best of a big university experience, but with adventure around every corner.

Students throwing coloured paint on eachother

Over 45 festivals each year, placements with global businesses on your doorstep and over 500 bars, clubs and pubs.

 

Jazz band playing a concert

Festival stage with audience

Students sat on bench at Pittville Student Village

Accommodation

Our halls of residence are local to our campuses and walking distance to the centre of Cheltenham and Gloucester. They’re secure and spacious.

Pittville Student Village is in a picturesque location close to Francis Close Hall in Cheltenham. With 800 rooms including en-suite apartments and studio flats, on-site MUGA pitch, table tennis and free zumba classes.

In Gloucester city centre our Blackfriars residence is close to the lively Gloucester Quays and contains a mixture of en-suite rooms, townhouses and self-contained studios.

Our current students will be around to make sure you settle in during your first week at university. They’ll help you move in and show you around Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Student using an indoor climbing wall

Get active

Looking to get active during your studies? Fancy football, gardening? Maybe even dog walking?

UniSport offers a range of health and wellbeing programmes designed to build social connections whilst keeping active during day-to-day life.

LGBT+ Students

Clubs and societies

No matter what your interests or passions are, there are clubs and societies for everyone – and if there isn’t, then you can just create one!

From Punk DIY or anime to netball and rugby, you’ll be able to join like‑minded people exploring fun activities and subjects.

Gloucester combines a rich historic past with a modern city including its iconic cathedral and famous docks.

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Rugby success for Sisilia

Having only started playing rugby two years ago, Psychology student Sisilia Tuipulotu has been selected in the Women’s Six Nations opener and looks set to make her debut against Ireland Women. 

She is following in the footsteps of her cousin, the legendary Welsh number eight, Taulupe Faletau.

Cheltenham was voted the best place to live in the South West 2020 by the Sunday Times

A seventies-style sign that reads Chelt Lit Fest

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Horse jumping at Cheltenham festival

Equality and diversity

We are committed to being a community in which equality of opportunity is a reality for all applicants, students, staff, prospective staff and students, and Council.

We are developing an inclusive culture, free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation.