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96-111 UCAS Points
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- Blended learning.
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- On-campus open days on 26th Jun, 2nd Oct, 15th Oct & 19th Nov.
- TEACHING NOTES:
- The vast majority of our scheduled teaching and learning activities is in person on campus in Cheltenham and Gloucester. This will continue in 2022/23. While they do have some specialist blended learning programmes (which are advertised as such), most of their students are on campus for the vast majority, if not all, of their learning activities. They would like everyone to continue wearing a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces.
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very average university, SU lacks any decent events the clubs mostly run them themselves. likewise with the sports teams mostly organising their own events rather than anything fun or themed by the SU. gym facility on site is rubbish, labs are good for sports courses, library is pretty standard. can't really say anything stands out about the university
For my course I am very lucky to have lecturers that have experienced a job in journalism before becoming a teacher. They are wonderfully educated on not only the the course content, but also more practical sides of the course and journalism as a career. However the University fails when it comes to holding people accountable for their threatening behaviour and also somewhat mental health, as this is where for me I have been let down the most.
Lovely and thorough lecturers. I have never felt so supported. Some building are nicer than others but they are working hard to do it up. Good but small choice of societies.
Felt really welcome, very well organized university. Very fast improving.
Overall, a good university. Some facilities and social aspects lacking
Racist unprofessional, verbally abuisive intimidating staff. My took my daughter out due to the university total lack of concern over her welfare nasty pieces of work. They only want your money run
Pitvile is great. Never saw much of the SU.
Cos I suffer from anxiety I have yet to make the most of trying what is available here so it's not my place to rate the clubs/societies etc which is why I've stuck em down as 4. I do love the university though; the campus looks absolutely amazing, and because it's a smaller uni, it's quite relaxed here- much less intimidating than a big uni. Enjoying my course so far, and learning a ton- small classes makes it more bearable (anxiety) and the lecturers are cool. I believe I made the right choice coming here- everything about the uni suggests the people care about you as an individual, and so far I've been treated as an equal (no dirty looks or comments at me being brown!).
Lectures no support what so ever! Coming here will be the worst decision of your life. Me and my friend was forced to pay, accommodation fees when we both moved out. Every other university did not charge. The communication regarding Covid-19 was nonexistent. Save your Money don’t bother applying they are good at marketing that’s about it.
The facilities and wifi are great other than that there is not much else going on or much effecient help provided to students.
During my first year, Freshers period was amazing, and I got offered a lot of support from the university itself when I moved in. However moving further into the year I have noticed that a lot of events announced by the student union, Like simple movie nights, have never happened. Internet is great, there are patchy areas in halls, and I wish I could connect more than 1 device to the ethernet. Societies offered are amazing, and so are the facilities, Especially the 24hour library offered.
A good university with a lot of focus on gaining employment afterwards. Good industry links, and excellent facilities for photography and media based subjects.
Barely any support when you fall behind in lectures, half the history you get taught is incorrect, lecturers will happily just put on a video to watch and sit back and relax.
Nice but small campus at Francis Close Hall. Not much going on and only a few areas with seating to choose from. The staff are friendly most of the time but the lectures are 3 hours long when the content could be taught within 2 hours. Strong focus on their own research from some of the lecturers meaning we don’t get a well rounded view of the literature out there. Fine as I’m only doing a 1 year masters but I’m glad I wasn’t here for undergrad to be honest.
I’m in my first year and to be honest it’s all been a please experience. Nice people, lectures and events
A lot of people put it down a lot more than they should. The facilities are quite good and there are loads of societies to join
A lot of people put it down a lot more than they should. It's a great place when everybody's motivated and the tutors are fantastic.
Great student and disability support
I graduated from the University of Gloucestershire last year and thoroughly enjoyed my time there. Overall the university was ran very well and felt like a community. The SU bar was excellent in first year but soon went down hill and was usually deserted as the university struggled for money (I think).
Good facilities and lovely staff. FCH campus is beautiful. SU exec however seem distant and their are few active societies, particularly ones not sports related.
The lack of support is disgusting, and course is dull. Don’t even bother with help zone, it will take you days to get in touch with them and even after that no help
Lecturers and facilities make it easy (most of the time) to get done what needs to be done and explain it in such a way that people can understand it despite how they learn. Lots of the lecturers use graphics and visual demos which helps to visualise what needs to be done. Internet connection is great, covers the whole campus and is quick enough for most situations.
Very good and very good facilities for sport and other sunjects.
UoG is a great place to study as it offers a range of opportunities that I wouldn’t be offered anywhere else, such as the 10 year help after graduation
Lack of supportive and useful staff. When I went to 'help zone' for assistance because I was stressed they basically told me there was nothing they could without me being diagnosed with something or being pregnant. The course left me with no spare time for work experience alongside my studies, so now trying to get a job is more or less impossible.
It was an okay uni, the Drama course just very much got neglected. The social life is fairly decent though.
Love the uni with great lecturers
A good university with interesting courses and many opportunities for future career.
An incredible campus (park) loads of facilities 3d printing, letter press, screen printing and so much more. Studying graphic design had been an absolute joy and the lectures are so knowledgeable.
Great university with fantastic support from lecturers.
A very friendly and welcoming school, I’ve always felt at home here.
Good lecturers who take interest in students, and allow for a easier learning process
Brilliant university, friendly, beautiful campus and lots of great career opportunities!
Love my uni! Amazing campus, although could be a tad more organised.
The worst thing I ever did in my life was to attend this university it is unorganised chaos white rude and useless staff they wouldn’t send the form so I could officially complain and lied to student finance that I had been there 4 full years so I was denied funding to go elsewhere
The best 3 years of my life, a university that offered a fantastic student life as well as learning opportunities
Great uni if your’re not looking looking for a big city university experience!
Great uni, nice lecturers, good courses and lots of activities to do!
This uni is extremely sports centred when it comes to societies. If you love sports come here, if you done then don’t! I know lots of people who are disappointed in their course and want to drop out and some have. The things the uni promise in the prospectus and what they say on open days is in my experience a lie. I personally would advise you to choose a different uni.
Really beautiful campus with enough IT facilitates and books. Quite good selection of different societies that actually really engage with students.
Beautiful campus, amazing teachers with a lot of knowledge and experience who act on as a inspirations to others, course is very organised, very good mental health help, absolutely love it
Really helpful, friendly staff and lecturers. Really comfortable, calm environment. Lots of resources and support.
The University Of Gloucestershire is the best Uni to go to in my opinion, especially if you’re thinking of studying sport! They have top of the range facilities that you won’t get at any other University! The lecturers are helpful and are always there when you need help. The modules are interesting and there are plenty of opportunities to help make up surly more employable after graduating. They offer so many free courses to do alongside your degree that are great to put in your CV!
I love this university because they don't sugar coat anything! They are truthful, helpful and definitely have met the most amazing people to work with! Lectures know your names and care about every individual. I've learnt so much in 2 months and already feel very comfortable! And even after you leave you get support for an extra 10 year! Just brilliant
Course was changed multiple times after we signed our student contract, got tricked into a course
The campus I went to didn’t feel as thought it had enough room to handle the amount of students it had. There were never spare rooms, not enough computers or tables. Getting hold of some lecturers proved near impossible. The best feature was the help hub, who when I needed them supported me really well. Everyone lives around FCH, but most of the activities were at Cheltenham and the sports clubs were held at Gloucester which, when getting the bus was a bit inconvenient... Felt a bit out of place at my sports social as they forced people to drink too much on nights out, then if you never went to sport social they used to have a go at you for it. (Never went because they weren’t fun and too intense for me personally).
Really good lecturers, world class facilities and lovely architectural campus’, had a fantastic 3 years here.
University of Gloucestershire personalises their courses to suit you...I love it!
Great accommodation, Interesting lectures and good fun playing sport as well.
Lots of thingreat to do, plenty of opportunities to socalise and passionate tutors
Great school for my course - business management with a placement year
Good course, modules and overall degree! Assessments were good! Computer room was excellent! Tutors so helpful! Most lectures unrelated to assignments!
I think the campus is really pretty, especially with the leaves on the teaching centre building in autumn. I’m not really involved in any clubs or societies so I can’t really comment on that. The WiFi is a bit dodgy sometimes. The facilities are really good - but I think the refectory could be made a little nicer and more environmentally friendly. The careers team and services are amazing and they will continue to help and support you even after you graduate.
Amazing university, that feels just like home.
It would be a 5 star if we had an on-site theatre at Oxstalls and if we had toilets in the PFA building.
My experience at university has been incredible. I feel the university goes above and beyond in supporting students especially with the Helpzone and Your Future Plan being around. They really make the university unique and ensure the success of students throughout the university with advice and guidance around any problems students may face. All our lecturers are very knowledgeable in their subject areas and provide only the best information for the modules and starting a career after degrees. I found the accommodation very nice and the schemes the university has in place such as Pittville Patrol helps keep students safe as well as supports the community!
Amazing nightlife and sports clubs. Real sense of team spirit throughout the uni. Lectures are good and can be built to suit interests and strengths
The facilities themselves, whether it the libraries or the student help centre, are second to none. Even the system for tutorials is brilliant. However, there is a total lack of politics on campus and, perhaps as a result(?) the campus is a cultural wasteland. Nothing but sports societies abound. That is it.
I’ve only been here two weeks but everyone has gone out of their way to make my transition as easy as possible. The lecturers are enthusiastic and make a conscious effort to develop relationships with their students. The library is well equipped and easy to access, and with 24/7 availability it makes learning that bit easier. The campus is like Mary Poppins’ bag, it looks small and quaint from outside but inside is a series of lecture rooms and seminar rooms that make the most of the gorgeous building.
After moving over from Northern Ireland I was very nervous and scared but the staff at the university are amazing and really helped me to settle in easily.
A very welcoming university with great facilities!
really nice campus, really enjoying my course so far
Tutors are very helpful, campus is absolutely beautiful!
Honestly I feel so at home at the university. Home away from home
Great uni got everything you need, the people are great and the tutors know what they are talking about.
Not a bad university, but it shouldn't be your first choice
Really good lecturers for both courses I have attended and generally good facilities
Everything is amazing. I'm so happy with my choice!
Amazing uni I love it so much fun
Great atmosphere all around campus with an amazing support network for freshers
The uni is amazing at providing you with a great student experience while also focusing on your future career; providing you with so many amazing opportunities to gain experience in many different sectors.
Staff are great, campus is, for the most part, lovely, plenty of societies and it's not far from the town. However the WiFi is Eduroam so say goodbye to online console gaming
Great course, the lecturers are amazing
Great lecturers, good SUs, lots of societies, good night life, green university.
Brilliant university with fantastic sports clubs and societies
I would definitely recommend University of Gloucestershire to anyone considering attending. The university has a very friendly atmosphere, the facilities are well maintained and the support available for all students is outstanding.
Love my university, very accommodating to all students and staff and strive to achieve the highest standards of higher education.
Great campus, staff, societies and facilities
Great uni with a strong students union and a really great vibe and attitude towards clubs/societies. Especially the likes of netball, rugby and football.
Oxstalls campus is getting better and better. Best sports and exercise staff around due to how much they offer to help and assist you through your studies. Really community like atmosphere on campus and wouldn’t change a thing!
I have the best time at Gloucestershire university. All the staff are amazing, which allows me to get all of the help I need. You really do feel like an individual and not just a number amongst the rest of the students. I’ve met life long friends and can’t wait to spend the rest of my degree here. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
I have the best time at Gloucestershire university. All the staff are amazing, which allows me to get all of the help I need. You really do feel like an individual and not just a number amongst the rest of the students. I’ve met life long friends and can’t wait to spend the rest of my degree here. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
Uni is ok but not a lot of support
My experience has been pretty good this year. I made use of a careers guidance meeting, which was very helpful. The lecturers and my personal tutor on my course are always willing to help.
friendly staff and the facilities are brilliant and very appropriate for students.
Lovely environment and staff but more work could be done with the SU to engage more with students
It has offered me unbelievable opportunities and I will be devastated to leave
Lectures are all so passionate about what they are teaching and are all so helpful with coursework and exams. Any problems to do with; work load, future jobs, volunteering on the side or any personal issues, they are always happy to help with them.
Lecturers are really knowledgeable and helpful. However, the students union do not have big presence
Lecturers are very helpful and encouraging. Campus and facilities are great.
This uni definitely needs some work on the way it handles certain situations, but overall it’s a lovely, friendly and not too stressful uni
Fantastic and consistent support for students, great relationship between staff and students, brilliant opportunities for internships and societies and student friendly events in local towns
All of the good qualities for choosing the university are no longer applicable. I chose the university for being a small campus with lots of support, however none of these apply anymore. It's expanding in all the wrong ways. Being split across Gloucester and Cheltenham, is very annoying as everything seems to be happening in Cheltenham which makes you feel left out at Gloucester. I would never recommend a friend to go hear. For example for one of the stupid mistakes they made on our placemmt year was to send an email to our entire class to say we had failed, we didn't recieve and apology given it was the students that brought it up just another email to say ignore the message you may receive another one. Appalling all round.
Okay university. Not enough financial support so I had to work throughout the course of my degree.
Great university with fantastic staff. Everyone is always helpful and try to get the best out of you
Unis alright like the campus and such. Lots of societies to join.
Imagine signing up to a course and being promised loads and then having it all taken away in your final year...lol.
Incredible uni, amazing staff and campus, there’s support there if you need it, honestly they can’t do enough for the students
Good facilities and social side. But advice from lectures is lacking, or career advice. But this could depend on the course. I had a minor disability and I didn’t receive the help I needed which made it hard for me.
Loved my first 2 years there! The new business school is amazing
I studied a BA in Illustration, the facilities were great and the staff were incredible. You really felt at home and they were always available to help and give advice. I would recommend this course and the university.
The University offers fantastic lecturers, help and opportunities. However, they do little to involve themselves with student life.
The FCH campus is a beautiful setting in which to feel inspired. The lecturers (Creative Writing) are brilliant at what they do and teach with such enthusiasm and passion for their subject. I’ve found the ‘Your Future Plan’ team very helpful in preparing me for work after uni, during my studies. An all-round positive place to learn, with an abundance of opportunities to grow.
I went here for my three years and loved it. Staff were always do welcoming and helpful. Lectures were interesting and related to assessments
I was placed far away from my campus (park) which meant my social experience wasn’t very good. I wasn’t interested in any of the societies and I felt my overall experience was boring.
Very little support with work or personal. Course (popular music) also gave no support and didn't really seem to care about how you did. Asked for a remark and didn't even receive an email back from the module tutor. Poor overall.
Loved it. Very good support and many opportunities for gaining skills and experience to enhance CV. Interesting research, supportive lecturers, good class sizes, beautiful campus.
I loved my time at this university and found that it allowed me to have an enjoyable uni experience
Love the course and the people! Very happy I’m at this uni
Amazing Experience and could have asked for anymore support!
The overall experience studying in this university for almost 3 years has been great and am satisfied with the guidance and help from tutors and staffs from the help zone. In terms of further development regarding the facilities of this institution, a free bus-pass is to be provided for each student to easily access their journey from Cheltenham to Gloucester.
I lived on Campus and it was a great atmosphere, all the staff/ union were really helpful.
a uni of staff that actually enjoy their jobs and put 110% into everything they do. Thorough care for their students and what will happen after graduating and always there when you need them.
Decent university, wouldn’t go here again
The new business school is great, the SU could be better at Oxstalls (more drink options? More entertainment?) Can't really comment on the other campus' though
Such a great uni! So supportive and full of friendly, knowledgeable staff! Great prospects for after uni also!
As a soon to be second year student at the University, I am loving my course and have always got access to the resources I need to write my assignments to the best of my ability. The university also has a fantastic welfare team to help with non academic and academic concerns and difficulties. Couldn't have chosen a more supportive, friendly and facilitating university.
An amazing University with inspiring staff who are motivated to help you in any way you need private or study related. This is especially prevelant in the Religion, Philosophy and Ethics department as they do care about the students and will let you arrange as many 1 to 1 sessions as you want.
Great lectures that are enthusiastic, and helpful. Good career service, with useful advice and guidance. Poor facilities and activities, few trips, few opportunities, no bars open on campus throughout year, changes made without student consolidation.
A well rounded university with a wide range of sports and courses to chose from
Very nice university, with great set of courses and curriculum and good equipment
A great uni for academics but really bad on the community and social side, not many societies and the societies that are there end up shutting down
There wasn’t a lot to get involved in. Class sizes were very small and so were the campuses. There weren’t many opportunities to make friends. The lecturers were very nice and intelligent but things were badly organised and run and so relationships with lecturers were sometimes strained
Great university, very lenient to the fact I work full time and full time studying! Lectures are interesting and assignments give you freedom to research what interests you!
A great university that improves year on year but still could do a bit more for the paying student.
The facilities could be improved. For example a microwave and more seats as the refectory gets full very quickly. The internet is terrible and only a few apps will work on it. If you need to use WhatsApp you have to use your own data.
I immediately fell in love with the university of Gloucestershire due to it’s magical Hogwarts feel. The staff are supportive and you are treated like an individual rather than just a number or a statistic. I got a job immediately after studying my degree as the university is valued highly by the community.
Love the new renovations on the campus, the new student village at Pittville was great too! So thankful for my course, I would hate to be doing loads of exams, so the coursework is a lifesaver!
The lecturers are fantastic, as are all facilities and equipment available to us.
The university of Gloucestershire has helped me complete my degree, all the lecturers were amazing and always happy to help!
Calm atmosphere, relaxed approach and healthy community.
Excellent start, but going down hill.
Heading into my second year, the university has helped me develop in so many ways and I am really enjoying my time
It has been a great experience so far. I'm entering my final year at the university and I don't want it to end.
Strong teaching team for Social Sciences. Encouraging staff. Great support in place for additional needs
Completed first year and had the most amazing time! Really throws you into adulthood and allows you to make new friends and find new beginnings. Everyone is so friendly and helpful at the university of Gloucestershire
The university is great for its support given to dyslexic students. I have had the best experience there
No help. The accommodation is old fashioned, as are the lecturers. Wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.
The University of Gloucestershire has been amazing at supporting me throughout my studies academically and personally. Definitely found a home at UOG.
Educationally the university is good. But is not good for external activity
Never really spoke with anyone at the union. The careers team are only helpful when it comes to things they know. They lack in skills mostly in the media area where none of my class botherd to use them. Nice uni.
Not much support from lecturers when needed, some important issues were brushed off and forgotten about. Mess with dissertation ethics, not enough support and guidance throughout, similar with the dissertation itself. Very stressful second year, felt like a guinea pig.
I honestly had the best time at uni! All the staff are so friendly and the course was amazing. The facilities on offer at this uni were amazing, particularly the helpzone where you could go for advice and support. I can’t speak highly enough for this uni and the staff. I am very sad to have finished my uni experience but it is one I will never forget and I have made friends for life!
As soon as I set foot in UoG on an open day I knew it was the place for me. Amazing staff and facilities as well as opportunities outside of the curriculum. They offered professional workshops and contacts which set me up for the working world. It was the best 3 years of my life and I am so grateful for the friends I’ve made.
Lecturers werent very helpful, would just read from a powerpoint without explaining anything
The lecturers are the only thing good about this university.
Small uni on sites in Gloucester and Cheltenham but loads of different courses. Small numbers on courses which means more individual attention and the students that actually get places are of a good standard. Lecturers are good quality. Most courses have decent trips. Student life is good, so many clubs to join. Nightlife is limited to a few clubs but better for that. SU work hard to include everyone. Mental health is a priority and lots of help is available if needed. Uni accommodation in 1st year is expensive but of a decent standard.
My time at University of Gloucestershire let me down.
Oxtalls sports campus looks and feels old and outdated compared to other campuses. Halls could do with a revamp to look more like the modern Blackfriars residences
Lovely intimate university. Great relationship with the lecturers. Close with my whole course. Fab learning environment.
Good university with unlimited amount of experiences and placement provided with lecturers being in the current industry helps students to learn a lot more efficiently and effectively
Hands on, involved and completely emerged in the community at UoG, some of the best years of my life. An underdog of a uni to say the least.
The societies other than the sports teams are lacking and there is little university pride. I am often dissociated with the university itself and do not feel a part of a community. There are facilities in terms of course-related equipment such as editing and recording studios, however there is a lack of of gym and/or pool. Though the university does have SU bars I have not seen them even half way busy since the first day of fresher's. Having said this, the campus is very attractive and there are loads of nice places to sit and chill out or have lunch. There is easy access to campuses with a frequent bus, which the university provides a very small discount for. However, unless you live in Cheltenham but study in Gloucester or vice versa, this is not too much of a problem as Cheltenham is flat and walking or cycling is common and easy.
The university experience I have had has been absolutely amazing can’t fault it!
The campus is beautiful, I'm big on aesthetics, and it really suits that side of me. It's a genuine place, uninterrupted by the attention larger universities get,which makes it feel more authentic. My proffesers are there because they love their subjects and their contentment reaches through to students. The facilities are genuine and well used. They are nowhere near as plentiful as other places, but they suit us.
I personally have loved studying at the University of Gloucestershire, with four campuses across Gloucestershire it’s accessible to all, I am disabled and the amount of support I receive mentally and physically with a doctors on campus has been outstanding, couldn’t have gone to a better campus.
The helpzone are absolutely dreadful. My Nan passed away and a day later they told me it wasn’t a big deal and I shouldn’t be sad. Don’t go here, especially if your mental health is already poor.
Lovely environment, great and effective student support, good facilities and friendly lectures. Would definitely recommend as a uni to my friends to study.
The university of Gloucestershire gave me the best university experience possible and I am grateful for what they provided. The SU could be improved but the staff and facilities are fantastic
Best year of my life at this uni! A small and homey uni full of amazing people
Going into my second year, there has been a lot of investment in new facilities which look amazing. Lots of help available everywhere. WiFi is not too bad but eduroam has crashed a few times and isn’t available everywhere. Clubs and Societies are amazing with so much choice. Nightlife is a 7/10 with Cheltenham being the better town to go clubbing. Would definitely recommend coming to the University of Gloucestershire.
Wonderful small university which doesn't have a large intake of students; thus ensuring the lecturers will always be there to help. Much more personal than larger unis and the education I still substantial. It's easier to get the help and get your voice heard because of the smaller capacity! However, small doesn't equal not as good! The lecturers are extremely intelligent and the psychology course offers a huge variety of subjects and teaches more about qualitative methods than a majority of other universities! Much more critical towards the approach of psychology and such. The facilities are still pretty good as there is some good technology; e.g. psychology has an EEG lab. Overall, I love this university and truly believe that it is one of the best due to the personal relationship you can have with lecturers, amazing syllabus which teaches a variety and brilliant facilities!
A great university where you dont feel like a number, small campuses mean the lecturers and staff kbow you personally.
The staff are so committed and care about your education
Amazing uni I’ve been there three years and the criminology course is amazing
It’s a fantastic place to study with lecturers who really care for your best interests
A small and home-ly feeling university. As there aren't many people on the courses you have an opportunity to get to know your lecturer on a personal basis which provides more meaningful support.
loved my campus (pittville), made amazing friends and really enjoying my course (biology) which got better and better as the weeks went by!
The pastoral team were everything I could ask for, however, the teaching staff frequently left my emails unresponded to, gave poor and vague advice on essays and failed to spot the signs of my imminent mental breakdown.
Very supportive university with small classes and great facilities, especially with the new investment in sports and Business
Excellent new business school. However, especially in Gloucester, other facilities outside of education are at a minimal. Could have a playing field or public spot other than the cafeteria and the tiny, and usually empty, student union bar
I have just finished first year however, I already begrudge the fact that I will have to remain at this university for 2 more years in order to qualify. First year has been hell. Living in Halls is not something I would ever recommend to anyone - the flatmates that I was so unlucky to end up with made things so horrible in the flat that I either starved or went out to dinner, rather than stepping foot in my own kitchen. A few of the girls I lived with are also on my course and they really crossed the line from 'banter' to bullying. Leaving me with a massive loss of confidence and struggling personally. The lack of support I feel from the tutors made me unable to talk to someone about their behaviour and so I suffered in silence and my Mother, now I am home for summer, is repairing the damage. There's no support at all. Clubs and societies are used for nothing other than 'status' and drinking and who can sleep with the most people. Summary: don't go here, I hate it.
not an amazing uni. The lecturers are funny with their marking and don't really bother emailing you back.
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.
Okay facilities and library. A few cafeterias at the campuses.
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.
Some of the facilities could be updated.
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.