UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE

United Kingdom, England

University of Gloucestershire transformed from Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education which was the result of the merging of Cheltenham Mechanics Institute and Cheltenham Training College, currently provides over 50 postgraduate courses in Business and Management, Computing, Accounting and Law, Health and Social Care, Education, IT and Multimedia, Humanities, Natural and Social Sciences, Media, Art and Design and Sport and Exercise with the key research areas in Applied Business Research, Innovation, Design and Technology, Sport, Exercise, Health and Wellbeing, Environmental Dynamics and Governance, Learning and Professional Contexts and Being Human: Past, Present and Future. The university holds a strong vision about environmental sustainability and was ranked second in the People and Planet Green League 2016 for being the greenest university in the country.

Campus Life

Among the sport and exercise programmes in the United Kingdom, University of Gloucestershire is one of the largest providers and possesses a professional rugby league team named the University of Gloucestershire All Golds. It focuses on Rugby League, Rugby Union, tennis, hockey, netball, volleyball and football and the University of Gloucestershire’s Students’ Union organizes more than 30 societies of sports teams including Trampoline, Kendo, Netball, Hockey, Equestrian and Rugby. The students’ union offers its students opportunities for part-time jobs and also holds socializing events like the annual summer ball and programs like the Student-Led Teaching Awards where students vote for their teachers for their excellence in teaching and student support. The union has an official student radio station which was inaugurated in 2006 that helps in announcing events and news about the university and is located at the Park Campus.

Noted Alumni

The most notable alumni of University of Gloucestershire include the famous artists John Brunsdon, Tony Cragg, PJ Crook, Peter Edwards and Anne Hardy, comedian Adam Buxton, sculptor Paul Day, Commonwealth hammer thrower athlete Zoe Derham and television director Lewis Arnold.