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Top 10 reasons to join University of Gloucestershire

Cheltenham climate strike

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.

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.

Student on a teaching placement in a school
Students sitting in a room laughing

3. The 3 UoG promises

Find your people and purpose with our 3 promises, designed to make sure you get the most from your UoG experience.

Starting with guaranteed accommodation, they also cover careers and connections, providing the support you need throughout your university journey and beyond.

4. 1-to-1 advice

Our Student Centres – one in Cheltenham and one in Gloucester – can provide 1-to-1 support and advice. 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.

Student talking to an advisor at the Help Zone
Festival stage with audience

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.

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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Students on a safari trip viewing Rhinos in Africa

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.

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).

Group of students taking selfie at Gloucester Docks
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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.​​​​​​​​

10. Our graduates are kept busy

96% 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 was also recently ranked in the top 20 for careers prospects in the UK according to the WhatUni Student Choice survey 2023.

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 2023 and based on 2020/21 leavers. Students surveyed 15 months after completing their course

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