Students in Cheltenham

Living in Cheltenham

Picture-perfect England

Want to study in picture perfect England? You’ll find Cheltenham is everything you could hope for. It’s brimming with stunning lime stone terraces on wide avenues, green squares and parklands. And, with a lively cultural life, it’s the perfect introduction to studying and living in the UK.

What makes Cheltenham unique?

Study in a stunning town

Be wowed by Cheltenham's Regency splendour

The town is famous for its stunning architecture. It’s the most complete Regency town in England. And, you’ll feel the grandeur of the town wherever you go – including on the campus.

You'll be close to the great outdoors

Live in the heart of the Cotswolds

If you love the great outdoors, it doesn’t get much better than here. Cheltenham is right in the heart of the Cotswolds and close to the Welsh border. Hiking, mountain biking and canoeing are just some of the activities you can enjoy close to home.

Over 45 local festivals each year

There's always something to do

Cheltenham – and neighbouring Gloucester - are home to over 45 cultural festivals each year. There’s also an active gig scene. And, the annual Cheltenham Gold Cup is one of the UK’s most important horse racing (and social) events.

Food in Cheltenham

The town has a huge variety of restaurants and cafes. You might want to try traditional fish and chips or a local cream tea. Or, visit the Farmers’ Market to pick up some local produce.

Nightlife in Cheltenham

There are countless traditional pubs, many home to regular music or comedy gigs. Theatre buff? The town is well known for its theatres. And, with the annual Cheltenham Festival series, there’s always something different to enjoy – from literature to jazz, sports to science.

Getting around Cheltenham

Cheltenham is easy to get around on foot or using the frequent bus services, which run around the town and to neighbouring Gloucester city centre. Cheltenham Spa railway station is close to campus and has frequent rail services to major cities including London, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester. Which means you’ll easily be able to access their international airports.

Employability in Cheltenham

There are plenty of thriving industries in the area, including finance, product design, aviation, sports, festivals and hospitality. You’ll find a whole host of national and multinational organisations on your doorstep. These include Dyson, Superdry, GE Aviation, Endsleigh Insurance, Ecotricity, Zurich and UCAS.

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