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Your open day

Welcome to Francis Close Hall Campus

Saturday 15 June, 10am – 3pm

Your open day

This open day is all about you getting the best possible feel for what it’s like to study at UoG.

Everyone’s here to help you with that, from lecturers and specialist teams such as Accommodation, Admissions, Money Advice and Disability and Wellbeing. Our amazing team of student ambassadors will also be on hand throughout the day to answer your questions.

Take the opportunity to talk to them all and get the inside information on life at UoG.

If there’s anything you need that’s not covered on this page, take a look at the FAQs where you’ll find supporting information about your day.

What to expect from your open day?

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Getting here

The campus address is: Francis Close Hall, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4AZ

There’s limited parking on site, so we recommend you head to the Racecourse Park and Ride (GL50 4SH) and catch the free bus to the campus.

When you arrive our friendly student ambassadors will direct you to check in.

You can also travel to us via public transport.

Your schedule

View your schedule below, including various talks and opportunities to explore our campus.

Tip: you can open each section for more information on each, including course talk times.

Information and Tours – available all day

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Degree show

While you’re here, check out our annual Degree Show which showcases some fantastic student work from a whole range of creative courses.

guaranteed accommodation

As a first year student, you’re guaranteed accommodation on, or near to, the campus you’re studying at.

On-campus accommodation will be available to look around as part of a campus tour.

You’ll also be able to view off-campus accommodation at Pittville Student Village, which has around 800 rooms, a regular bus service, 24/7 security, a gym, studio, laundry facilities, refectory, study-suite and social spaces.

The Accommodation team will be available to answer any questions you have. Find them in the open day hub and get all the information you need about the range of accommodation options UoG has to offer.

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Getting around

Use the FCH campus map to navigate around the campus, locate the rooms you need to visit for talks, and get a feel for the buildings, facilities, spaces and layout. There’s also a map on the back of your open day booklet.

Visit the campuses page to find out about the other UoG campuses and more about Pittville Student Village.

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Explore cheltenham

If you have time to spare, why not make your way into the centre of Cheltenham and get a feel for this vibrant festival town that you’ll call home.

It’s a 10 minute walk or short drive from FCH Campus and has some great options for shopping on the promenade, and plenty of places to eat and drink in the Brewery Quarter.

If you have any questions…

Speak to a member of staff or Student Ambassador who will be happy to help, or take a look at the open day FAQs page.

If you have any questions following your open day, please use the Contact us page to find details of the relevant department to speak to.