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Campus life

Everything you need on campus

The University has three campuses – Francis Close Hall and The Park in Cheltenham and Oxstalls in Gloucester. The campus you’ll be based on depends on the subject you’re studying. Each campus has a refectory, bar, library, IT helpdesk, teaching rooms and accommodation.

There’s a Student’s Union bar on all three campuses where you can attend and run your own social events. You’ll find a chaplain and faith centre on each campus to support your wellbeing and provide a place for worship and prayer.

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or medical condition, the University’s disability support services can offer you personal support. You’ll find support staff available on each campus.

Faith space at the University of Gloucestershire

Faith space

Global faith support

All faiths are welcome at the University. On each campus, you’ll find a faith centre. They provide rooms for prayer and meditation, as well as quiet spaces for calm and reflection. The faith centres run events on campus from the faith centres including an interfaith celebration, Chinese student fellowship and charity events.

There are tea and coffee facilities available in the faith centres if you’d like to have a hot drink and speak to a chaplain. They provide confidential counselling and are there for you if you ever need to talk to someone. On the Park campus, a Muslim chaplain organises Friday prayers. There are also Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh and Baha’i associate chaplains available.

Major religious festivals are celebrated across the campuses. You’ll also find local churches, mosques, synagogues and temples in the local area.

Baskteball game at University of Gloucestershire

Over 35 sports clubs to join

Sport for everyone

There are over 35 sports clubs available to join and over 80 activities to try, including ballet, martial arts, basketball and American football. Whether you’re an accomplished athlete or a complete beginner, you’ll find a sport for you. It’s a great way to make new friends, too!

Passionate about sport? Why not join one of the University’s nationally successful sports teams? The University has over 150 years of sporting achievements, with some of its alumni going on to compete in the Olympics and Commonwealth games.

At the Oxstalls campus, you’ll find a gym, all-weather pitch, sports hall and fitness studio. You’ll also have access to the facilities at Oxstalls Sports Park and Leisure @ Cheltenham. The Park campus has a sports field where you can play football, rugby and other outdoor sports.

Sun Yo Dong from China
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