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Canadian student talks about experience at University of Gloucestershire

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Have you ever considered studying in the UK? 

University of Gloucestershire offers advanced standing for Canadian college diplomas. 

Established in 1834, the University of Gloucestershire has more than a 175-year history in teaching and education. There are approximately 11,000 students studying at it’s three campuses in Gloucestershire.  The university is centrally located in the UK and within easy reach of major cities. Conveniently located within an hour of some of Britain’s largest cities, and just two hours from London.  Birmingham, Bristol and Oxford are all less than one hour away.  You would start your studies in September. 

Gloucestershire students on lawn

Learn more about the experiences of some of our International students during their time at the University of Gloucestershire.

Jennifer Wilson – BA Fine Art – (Canada)

Why did you choose the University of Gloucestershire?
It suited me because the right transfer program was offered (acceptance of Diploma); the facilities are very good and the location is very safe, central and accessible. The campuses are also very beautiful and quiet for studying but the town centre is in walking distance.

What do you think are the main attractions of the university and the area for a potential student?
The number of students are kept low to ensure maximum access to tutors and facilities; The central location (London, Birmingham, Oxford and Bristol are all really close) for getting to galleries and exploring the UK.

What have been the high points of your time so far at the university?
The open approach to studio practice, availability of tutors, friendliness of peers; quality of technical and support services is excellent.

What do you like best about the course?
The challenging discussion that we engage in, studio practice time and excellent technical support.

What do you think you can gain the most from the course?
My main focus is technical skills development and to incorporate these into my studio practice; I think the environment offered both physically and intellectually will help me achieve my goal.

How do you feel your studies have enhanced your career potential and what to do you intend to do when leaving university?
Course/modules such as “supporting studies” and “working in the arts” are allowing me to see opportunities that are on offer in the professional world of the arts.  I wish to stay focused on developing a studio practice, investigating the possibility of post-graduate work and/or residencies.

Did you attend Welcome Week?  If yes, what did you enjoy most about Welcome Week, and why?
Yes; the engaging and welcoming international student advisers and lots of activities.

Which parts of Welcome Week did you find the most informative?
The sessions on library services, cultural awareness, visa requirements and registering with a doctor.

Would you recommend Welcome Week to other students?  If so, why?
Yes I would recommend the University; it allows breathing space to get accommodation set up; allows you to get to know the city before the pressures of studies begins and helps you to settle into the new surroundings.


For more information on University of Gloucestershire, contact KOM Consultants, the university’s Canadian Application Centre.   

For students with Canadian 3-year Advanced Diplomas:

  • BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Studies
  • BA (Hons) Business Management and Strategy
  • BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Information Communications Technology
  • BA (Hons) Mass Communications
  • BA (Hons) Media Production
  • BA (Hons) Performing Arts
  • BA (Hons) Strategic Events Management
  • BA (Hons) Strategic Hospitality Management
  • BA (Hons) Strategic Tourism Management
  • BA (Hons) Visual Communication

JOIN A FREE WEBINAR WITH  UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE TAKING PLACE ON WEDNESDAY 12 FEBRUARY @ 5pm (Ontario).  University of Gloucestershire will be hosting this event and discussing the UK as a study option for Canadian College students.  Register for the webinar now.