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Top 10 reasons to join University of Gloucestershire

1. Clubs and societies

We have over 80 different sports clubs and societies and the best freshers' fayre in the country (BAM Freshers' Fayre Survey 2018). Find out how you can get involved.

2. Industry links and placements

Every year our students complete over 4,000 placements and internships in the UK and abroad.

From London Fashion Week and the BBC, to beachfront hotels in South Carolina or fast paced A&E departments – our students push themselves to graduate a step ahead.


3. Accommodation guarantee

If you accept us as your first choice and apply for accommodation​, we will guarantee you a place in university or partner-managed accommodation.

4. One-to-one advice on every campus

We have a Helpzone on every campus, which is open for all students with any issue or query.

From choosing where to live, accessing dyslexia support, scholarships and funding, or health and wellbeing support – no question is left unanswered.


5. Festival county

We have over 45 festivals per year, including jazz, science, food and literature. We also have over 500 pubs, clubs and bars and a whole host of activities in the great outdoors. Gloucestershire is the perfect place to experience the best of both city and country life.

6. Expert lecturers

Our lecturers are published experts, active researchers, practising artists and experienced professionals who will challenge and inspire you throughout your degree. They are often still working in their field and can share the latest knowledge and connections.

7. Over 96% of our Study Abroad students reported an increase in self-confidence*

Studying abroad can be a great way to experience different cultures and expand your capabilities. We have excellent opportunities to study abroad, or you can also complete international placements and fieldtrips in destinations such as New York, Stockholm, Vancouver and Florence. Check your course page for more details.

*SmartStudy 2017 

8. Personal tutor from day one

Throughout your studies we offer one-to-one support through your own personal tutor. Whether it’s deciding your final year project or the extras outside of your course, they work with you to get the most out of your degree.

9. Cutting edge facilities 

From a brand new sports arena, Business School and Design Centre, to our high-tech labs, mock nursing clinics and film studios – our students work in industry-standard facilities so they leave us fully prepared. Take a tour of our facilities online.

10. We're proud that 95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating*

The Your Future Plan team are here to provide you with personalised careers and employability support, to help you develop the skills and confidence for a successful future. From volunteering opportunities to writing CVs, we’ll make sure you get the help you need:

*(DHLE 2017/18)

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