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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

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University of Gloucestershire Business School Top 10 in the UK

Image from University of Gloucestershire Business School Top 10 in the UKBusiness School voted one of the Top 10 in the UK by students

​​The ’s School of Business & Technology has been named the 7th best Business School in the UK as voted by students on the Student Crowd review site. 

Student Crowd analysed over 9,300 course reviews from students at universities across the UK to compile the top 20 University Business Schools in the UK for 2019. Revealing the results, Student Crowd said: “With the popularity of Business related degrees in the UK on the rise and showing no signs of slowing down, …

Boost For University Of Gloucestershire’s Business School As Graduates Out-Earn Their Competitors

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The latest Government education data release has shown that graduates of the ‘s Business School are, on average, 4% more likely to be in sustained employment or further study 5 years after graduating. In addition, on average, graduates earn £700 a year more than their peers 3 years after graduating.

These figures come the morning after the ‘Outstanding Employer Engagement Strategy’ at last night’s (Thursday 21 June) Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2018 and ahead of the opening of the University’s new multi-million pound Business School in Gloucester. …

University of Gloucestershire Shortlisted for Two National Awards

Image from University of Gloucestershire Shortlisted for Two National AwardsUniversity shortlisted for two national awards for achievements in business support and innovation in teaching

The is celebrating success in being shortlisted for two awards in this year’s national Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs).

This follows the university’s success in winning the top award in two THELMA categories last year –  for outstanding financial performance, and for outstanding marketing and communications team.

This year’s shortlisting recognises the university’s achievements in two areas:

  • The Growth Hub at the University’s Oxstalls campus has been shortlisted as an outstanding example of employer engagement and services to business.

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

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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

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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. …

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