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Applying to University of Gloucestershire
- Entry Requirements:
144-159 UCAS Points
Average range for University of Gloucestershire entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.
- TEF Rating
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University of Gloucestershire Reputation
The University of Gloucestershire is located in South West England. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 8,505 students are enrolled at the University of Gloucestershire:
- 8,030 of these students come from the UK
- 110 come from other EU countries
- And 365 are students from non-EU countries.
(Source: HESA 2016/17)
The graduate outcomes for the University of Gloucestershire show that six months after leaving university, 96% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving the University of Gloucestershire, is £19,000 a year.
(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)
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Read University of Gloucestershire Reviews
The campus I use (Francis Close Hall) is great. It's very Harry Potter-esque in terms of appearance. On campus there's student services, reception, counselling service, Student Union, careers team, educational support teams etc. there's so much available in such a small campus and the staff do their best to help. The library is open 24/7 and is really good, it has a lot of books, including online access (journals too).
Accommodation provides plenty of privacy and own living space. Oxstalls gym is well equipped, but no deadlifts allowed? Ridiculous health and safety reasons which is due to their own fault by putting weights on top floor. However, gym is cheap. Clubs - large emphasis on 'going out'. Because of the focus on social outings rather than progression, most captains/coaches are chosen based on if the face fits without consideration for skill or experience. However, some societies are a contrast and have a real vision for improvement but are underrated (weightlifting). Careers Service - AMAZING, unless you're a sports student. No consideration for this large student population with exceptional talent. Tutors - Supportive pre-2015... After that, the support from tutors is almost negligible. Only a minority of e-mails are returned. Perhaps due to over investment in facilities/GrowthHub, tutors no longer cared for? Disappointing experience - Not for those who are serious about their future.
Lecturer "too busy" to mark any work, but requires it hand written, then scanned, then sent to her so that she can see that we are doing it, Of course we don't ever find out whether it was right. Who would have thought that merely doing the work, without any feedback, would magically improve our work? Computers are still windows 7, take ages to start and freeze, the circle of doom. Online library can't find half the stuff it thinks it has, makes looking for sources really annoying. Loos are awful, don't flush. Nowhere on campus to sit and eat your lunch, or just hang out. Staff seem to have given up.
There are three campuses all with different facilities. The campus i study on is FCH- Francis Close Hall. There are loads of clubs and societies to join at the university. Excellent Wifi on campus and halls of residence. The careers service also known as the Future Plan team are very helpful and offer a range of help from work experience, volunteering, internships etc.
The campus is extremely pretty and it's reasonable size. However, the university it's self is extremely unorganised and can be very unreliable due to constant timetable changes and cancellations. Personal tutors are meant to help and support you yet there always asking you to go to student achievements who are just as useless. Careers advisors are good at helping and supporting. Internet can be tempential . Cheltenham is a small town and doesn't really have a lot to offer.