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Student life

Find the right accommodation for you.

With around 1,380 rooms in halls of residence and plenty of university managed shared flats and houses in Cheltenham and Gloucester, there are lots of affordable accommodation options for you.

Our £38million investment in Pittville Student Village, provides aroun?d an extra 600 rooms, including en-suite apartments and studio flats. The village boasts a gym, bar, café and outdoor games area; perfect for socialising with your new housemates.

We will make your move as easy as possible. Our current students will help you to move in and show you around Cheltenham and Gloucester in your first week of university life.

Celebrate your hard work with big events throughout the year.

Explore everything the university has to offer at Freshers’ Fayre. This includes BBQs, fancy dress parties and the Freshers’ Ball. The Freshers’ Fayre is where you can sign up to clubs and societies – and get lots of freebies.

One of the biggest events in your calendar will be the Summer Ball. Performers have included Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw and Greg James, Example, and Professor Green joined us with a surprise visit from Lily Allen. The night is packed with dodgems, a ferris wheel and a silent disco.

Don’t forget local music festivals supported by the University of Gloucestershire too, such as 2000Trees and Wychwood. With over 45 festivals every year, Gloucestershire is alive with an eclectic mix of events.

Meet people with shared interests, or try something new.

Get involved in anything you like including snow club, ukulele, the Bee Project, film, comedy, creative writing, paintballing, Afro-Caribbean and Dumbledore’s Army. You can even start up your own.

Are you an aspiring DJ? Join our student radio station, Tone. As well as broadcasting throughout the day from Park Campus, Tone Radio is involved in broadcasts from outside the studio at events like Wychwood and 2000Trees.

We have many more including RAG (Raising and Giving), which organises lots of fun, fundraising activities.

Getting active, joining a sports club, looking after yourself – there’s an activity for you

Extracurricular activities like sport can be a big part of your student experience. Whether that’s joining a gym, being part of a sports club, trying something new or just having some you-time, there are loads of opportunities for you to explore.

The Your Way programme is designed to encourage you to explore local areas, try new things and get involved on a recreational basis. Learn new skills, understand how to look after yourself and take time to connect your mind and body with no commitment and lots of fun.

If you’re passionate about competing, you could join one of our nationally successful teams. Through the Students’ Union, you can join one of more than 35 sports clubs with more being created every year.

We have had some exciting changes coming to our campuses with investment in facilities providing exciting new ways to deliver sport, physical activity and wellbeing opportunities for you.

The university has enjoyed 150 years of sporting achievement, with students producing Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth success. Be a part of the legacy. Come and join us now and get involved. Play, Try, Do; Your Way.

Money can sometimes be tight but there are lots of opportunities to work part-time alongside your studies.

Whatever your budget, our SU Jobshop offers lots of part-time jobs which will fit around your studies. As well as helping to stretch that student loan, it can add real value to your CV – our students gain experience at Gloucestershire’s exciting events including Cheltenham’s Gold Cup.

We employ many of our students as student ambassadors too – a great way to earn some money with flexible working hours. Events Management student Emma Vinyard says, “I truly love my course and wanted to pass my passion on to other potential students. Being able to proudly represent your university whilst having fun and connecting with potential students is the best thing about being an Ambassador.”

Your Students’ Union (SU) is the hub for student life, organising all the events, clubs and societies you’ll want to get involved with.

Studying with us means you’re automatically a member of the SU. Independent of, but working closely with, the University of Gloucestershire, the Students’ Union is a charity that represents all its members and can speak on your behalf. From volunteering opportunities and societies to bars and social spaces, there’s a lot to get involved with.

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