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Promising a brighter future from a proud past, living and learning at the University of Gloucestershire is an education for life.

Gloucestershire university buildingAfter nearly 200 years of teaching, University of Gloucestershire offers cutting edge facilities in inspirational locations, cradled by the rolling hills of glorious Gloucestershire. We are passionate about what we do, and practising what we preach.Our motto, in spirit and in truth, means turning visions into reality, and in the 21st century we’re setting our sights on improving life chances, challenging unsustainable thinking as well as reducing our environmental footprint.Running on green electricity since 1993, whether it’s a student bus service or extra recycling bins, we constantly aspire to new ways of delivering a sustainable future.We believe in education for all, not just in the classroom, but in how we live our lives.

Established in 1834, the University of Gloucestershire has more than a 175-year history in teaching and education. We have approximately 11,000 students studying at our three campuses in Gloucestershire or through partner colleges both in the UK and overseas. Almost 10% of our student body comprises international students representing 44 countries. With over 100 academic courses there is plenty of choice for our international students. 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.

We have three different campuses, each with its own unique style. Whatever your course, your teaching will be located on one campus, but travel between campuses is very easy with the university bus service which links all campuses and the town centres. Two of our campuses are based in the beautiful town of Cheltenham, often referred to as the “gateway to the Cotswolds”. Cheltenham is an attractive and peaceful town located in an area of outstanding natural beauty that attracts six million tourists from all over the world every year. Cheltenham is well known for the many festivals that it hosts, including jazz, science, music, cricket, literature and more. It is also home to the world-famous Cheltenham Racecourse, which is also used as a very atmospheric venue for social events and the university graduation ceremony.

Our newest campus, Oxstalls, is based just a few miles away in the thriving, multicultural city of Gloucester. The city has a lively nightlife, a multitude of bars, cafes and waterside restaurants and a magnificent cathedral. Famous as one of the earliest Roman cities in the UK, Gloucester attracts thousands of visitors each year to its medieval cathedral and well-preserved 18th century docks.

Faculty/Program List

Faculty List

  • Art and Design
  • Business and Management
  • Computing and IT
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Health and Sport
  • Law and Humanities

Current News

University of Gloucestershire latest news

University of Gloucestershire is in Top 20 For ‘University of the Year’

University is in top 20 for ‘University of the Year’ at Whatuni Student Choice Awards

The has been ranked in the top 20 in the UK for ‘University of the year’ in the national Whatuni Student Choice Awards. The University also ranked in the top 10 for ‘Student Support’ (10), ‘Courses and Lecturers’ (9) and for ‘Postgraduate’ (8), announced at a ceremony in London.

These rankings mean the University has risen at least 43 places in the ‘University of the year’ …

University Of Gloucestershire Staff Win National Teaching Awards

staff win national teaching awards

The is today celebrating success in this year’s National Teaching Fellowship Awards.

The Fellowships are awarded to the best University teachers across the UK, following a competition run by the Higher Education Academy. This year two members of staff at the are amongst the 55 award winners across the country. They are Dr Alex Ryan and Ros O’Leary. Since the NTF programme began, staff of the have won 19 awards. …

University awarded money to help understand students’ views on campus safety

The has been awarded money to support its work into gaining a stronger understanding of its students’ views on safety, security and wellbeing, including sexual harassment.

The university is one of 64 universities and colleges across the country to receive a share of £2,453,141 from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for projects that aim to address concerns about sexual violence and harassment on campus.

The grants, from HEFCE’s Catalyst Fund, …

New Employment Data Highlights the Success of University of Gloucestershire Graduates

New employment data highlights the success of graduates

graduates are more likely to find employment after graduation new data has revealed.

The university has again performed strongly in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, which looks at the destination of all university students who graduated in the 2014/15 academic year.

It shows 95.0% of Gloucestershire graduates were in employment or further study after leaving the university.  This is better than the national average across all universities of 93.9%.  …

University of Gloucestershire Climbs THE Student Experience Rankings

Climbs THE Student Experience Rankings

The is celebrating a substantial rise of 32 places in the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey rankings for 2016.

The university has achieved one of the highest increases of all universities in the country, rising to 62nd place out of 117 UK universities in this year’s rankings.

Now in its 11th year, the THE Student Experience Survey looks at the broader definition of student experience, …

Location:County of Gloucestershire, England
Student Population:11,000
Strengths:Business, Tourism
Campus locations:Cheltenham – Francis Close Hall Campus, Park Campus
Gloucester – Oxstalls Campus