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Top 10 reasons to join the University of Gloucestershire

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1. Protect the planet

We are striving to be carbon Net Zero by 2030. You can help to protect the planet through smar​t living, research, field trips, community actions, climate strikes and on your course.

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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.

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3. Accommodation guarantee

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

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4. 1-to-1 advice

We have a Helpzone ​for student queries on every campus. From choosing where to live, accessing dyslexia support, scholarships and funding, or health and wellbeing support – no question is left unanswered.

You also get a personal tutor from day 1 to help you get the most out of your degree.

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5. Festival county

We have over 45 festivals a​ 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 isn’t what you might expect – it’s the perfect place to experience the best of both city and country life.

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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’re often still working in their field and can share the latest knowledge and connections.

On average, 94% of teaching will be face-to-face in the first semester of 2021.

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7. Global outlook

Studying abroad can be a great way to experience different cultures and learn new skills. You’ll have chances to study abroad, or you can complete international placements and field trips in places like New York, South Africa, Vancouver and Florence. Check course pages for details.

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8. A diverse community

You’ll be joining a vibrant and connected community of over 10,000 students. We have over 80 different sports clubs and societies and the best freshers’ fayre in the country (BAM Freshers’ Fayre Survey 2018).

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9. Cutting edge facilities

From our 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 can graduate fully prepared. Tour our 3 specialist campuses online.​​​​​​​​

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10. Our graduates are kept busy

95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 15 months of completing their course, according to the most recent Graduate Outcomes Survey*

UoG is in the top 20 of higher education providers for the percentage of its graduates in sustained employment, further study, or both 5 years after completing their course**

Our Your Future Plan team provides you with personalised careers and employability support, to help you develop the skills and confidence for a successful future. From volunteering opportunity to writing CVs, we’ll make sure you get the help you need with continued support after you graduate.

*Graduate Outcomes Survey published June 2022 and based on 2019/20 leavers. Students surveyed 15 months after completing their course

**Graduate Outcomes, Longitudinal Educational Outcomes (LEO) published June 2021 and based on tax year 2018/19. Data from 152 HE Providers.

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