Lots of shops, good amount of events and things to do, loads of public transport, especially to and from Cheltenham. Really enjoy living in the city centre and seeing everything thats going on
By member870957 on 20th August 2022
Study in Gloucester
Hartpury University is based near to the village of Hartpury, just four miles north of the city of Gloucester, famous for its cheese and movie-set-location cathedral.
Hartpury University is set on a 360 hectare campus and specialises in sport, equine, animal, agriculture and veterinary nursing. There are more than 1,800 students enrolled in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Hartpury has been rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
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Gloucester Student Life
Students enjoy living in the beautiful city of Gloucester, which is close enough to the Cotswolds to feel like you’re almost in the country, but with no shortage of things to do on days off. There is something for everyone, whether that’s visiting King Edward II’s tomb or experiencing one of the 45 festivals that Gloucester hosts!
Cost of Living
Bit rough around the edges but a great city for students. Low cost living with an aldi or lidl for every 100 residents.
By member74804 on 17th December 2019
Gloucester has good transport links whether by bus, coach or train. There are regular buses from Hartpury campus into Gloucester, Tewkesbury and the local area. Gloucester is on the national rail and National Express coach network which opens up travel to the rest of the UK. Don’t forget to get student discount cards for your travel!
Located by a historical dock area is Gloucester Quays, a retail outlet mall for brands such as All Saints, Molton Brown, Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas and Nike. In the summer, you can also dine or order a pint by the waterside.
Visit Mr Mulligan's in nearby Cheltenham for a 36 hole challenge with your friends on your day off. There are three themed routes to mix things up, but you can also play ping pong, pool, electro darts and shuffleboard. Who knew crazy golf can be so competitive?!
You can enjoy a whole day out at JDR Karting and Activity Centre where they have go karting, laser tag, axe throwing and segwaying! You can visit there with your mates during the weekend or convince your family to go whilst they’re visiting.
If you enjoy Harry Potter and history, the Gloucester Cathedral will be right up your street. Some bits of Harry Potter were filmed there and you will also find King Edward II’s tomb, which is one of only a few royal tombs to be found outside London. Plan a visit to appreciate the rich history of the cathedral!
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Rent in the area...
Rent in the area is highly variable but typically lower quality than in other regions, with the university's list of "approved" landlords being a who's who of dodgy characters. Eating out is acceptable with some nice places in the Quays, but nothing exceptional. Nights out? It's hardly the best around, with cheap dives aplenty but hardly anywhere you'd take a date. Shopping is quite nice with a wide range of cheaper, mid-range and some upper market stores available, so you should find what you're looking for. Public transport is quite good if you want to go around Gloucester. Awful if you ever want to leave. read more
Lots of shops, go...
Lots of shops, good amount of events and things to do, loads of public transport, especially to and from cheltenham. Really enjoy living in the city center and seeing everything thats going on read more
There are quite a...
There are quite a few food places mainly at the docks along with the branded shopping centre. The shops on the high street are not great and there is one main night club everyone goes too, with a few good bars. read more
If you live in gl...
If you live in gloucester you will go on nights out in cheltenham. The bus journey isn’t far and it’s enjoyable. The town isn’t the nicest but it has all the shops you’ll need. The quays have lots of nice restaurants and bars. read more