University of Gloucestershire

Cheltenham, United Kingdom

No. Students: 8,745
Funding type: Public
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We are committed to nurturing the holistic development of our staff and students their academic, social, emotional, physical, cultural and spiritual well-being.


We pursue excellence in the generation of new knowledge and encourage creativity, fun and the exploration of truth.


We are dedicated to creating sustainable futures across the communities we serve.


We are responsive to the needs of all stakeholders and strive to enhance all aspects of our services to students, communities and the organisations that we work with.


We value each member of the university and are committed to relationships characterised by respect for the individual.


We promote a climate of trust and accountability underpinned by a commitment to open, honest and transparent communications.


Our Teaching and Learning Strategy has five core principles, learner empowerment, active engagement, learning in communities, education for sustainable development, and learning for equality, diversity and intercultural understanding.

We put this into practice through Teaching and Learning Innovation (TLI), which in turn incorporates various organisations including our Centre for Active Learning (CeAL) which is based at the Francis Close Hall campus.

Putting active learning at its heart, we constantly review how we deliver our courses both in and out of the classroom.

The University is committed to embedding sustainability within our teaching and learning programmes. Adopting an Education for Sustainable Development approach means that students learn through participating in real scenarios to think for themselves and develop their own personal and professional responses to sustainability.

Education is about much more than passing exams. We use a range of methods to assess your work, through essays, examinations, project work, group presentations, and field and laboratory reports.


Located in Cheltenham and Gloucester, the University of Gloucestershire is dedicated to providing a wide range of facilities and professional events services throughout the year.

Our residential facilities are available outside the academic term; an ideal base for touring groups who wish to visit the surrounding Cotswolds, or the Malvern hills.

A user of green electricity since the early 1990s, the University of Gloucestershire is the first English university to get ISO 14001. Clients, delegates and residents are encouraged to make use of the facilities available for recycling on each campus.

Student life


Cheltenham has an atmosphere and culture all of its own because of the many festivals that are held here every year. The town centre is vibrant and attractive, offering:

* two shopping centres and many high street and unique shops
* over 35 restaurants, 25 coffee shops and 85 pubs and clubs in the town centre alone
* a wealth of eating places to suit all pockets and tastes, from fine dining and international cuisine to cafes and classic pubs

Known as the Garden Town of England, Cheltenhams parks and gardens have been recognised as some of the best in the country:

* Cheltenham has won more awards in the annual Britain in Bloom competition than any other town
* The Imperial Gardens, one of Cheltenhams beautiful parks, also includes the Beer Gardens, a popular place to relax in the summer
* Elegant Regency architecture.

Cheltenham has an international reputation for being a major festival and event town and is an important focus for culture and tourism:

* Festivals of Jazz, Literature, Music, Science Folk and Cricket
* The Town Hall is the home of Cheltenhams major festivals, classical and contemporary music concerts, comedy, dance, exhibitions, antiques, crafts and collectors fairs
* The elegant Pittville Pump Rooms are the venue for many of the Cheltenham InternationalFestival of Music events and is a superb space for a wide range of fairs and concerts.

Cheltenham also offers a wide range of opportunities to experience sports, arts and other cultural and leisure interests including:

* Ten pin bowling
* Eleven screen cinema complex with restaurants and bars
* Leisure and recreation centre
* Sandford Park Lido, the towns open air swimming pool
* Art Gallery and Museum
* The Everyman Theatre, which offers a wide variety of live entertainment, including drama, comedy, dance, classics and touring West End productions
* The Playhouse theatre is the venue for Cheltenhams amateur companies
* The Bacon Theatre, Cheltenhams youngest venue, presenting many professional shows throughout the year including live music, drama, comedy and ballet.

Cheltenham Racecourse is internationally known as the home of National Hunt racing.

* The famous Cheltenham Gold Cup is the highlight of the calendar and attracts visitors from all over the world
* In addition to regular race meetings, the Racecourse is home to many other events throughout the year

Master's Programmes at University of Gloucestershire

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