The INTO Centre

More about the INTO Centre

The hub of your first year learning

You’ll find the INTO Centre on the Park campus. It’s an idyllic learning environment set in 24 acres of landscaped grounds and gardens. 

What’s here? Everything you need for a happy and successful first year. Your classrooms and student support team are based within the Centre. And, your accommodation will be just a short walk away.

When you need to study, the Centre has spaces for quiet reading and group work. In addition to the campus library, you can use the Centre’s workstations and printing facilities.

Teaching facilities

You’ll attend lectures and seminars in fully equipped, modern classrooms. The University’s virtual learning environment (VLE) supports your studies by offering downloads of course content and lecture notes. You can use the VLE to take part in online discussions with your classmates and teachers. And, back in the real world, the friendly teachers are also available for extra support in person. You just need to ask.

Supporting you

Moving abroad. Studying in the UK. It sounds so exciting, but we know the reality can also be a bit scary too. That’s ok. You’re not the first to do this and we’re here for you. We have 10 years’ experience of helping students just like you and we are with you at every step.

We’ll make sure you’re fully prepared before you leave home. You’ll find us in our bright red t-shirts at the airport to pick you up. We’ll arrange a fun first week to help you make friends, get around campus and show you around the local town.

And we’re still here once you’re settled, helping with your course choice or supporting visa and immigration applications.

Our language advisers can help if your English level is low when you first arrive. Our support staff includes residential assistants within the student residences. You’ll even have an emergency telephone number for 24/7 access to our help. You’re really never far from a member of our friendly student support team.


You can grab breakfast, lunch and dinner at the main campus refectory, and it's a great place to unwind between classes and meet other students. In addition, there's on-campus Starbucks coffee bar open every weekday, as well as a Students' Union bar.

As part of your orientation week, we’ll show you around the local town and all the best places to buy food for cooking at home.

Centre contact

Centre Director: Rhona McDonald
Telephone: 01242 714891

INTO University of Gloucestershire
Park Campus
GL50 2RH

Centre details

Centre Director: Rhona McDonald

Centre address: INTO University of Gloucestershire, The Park, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50, 2RH

Telephone: +44 1242 714 092


Jessica from Brazil
"This has been a great adventure and I love the staff, my classes and the friends I’ve made here. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else." Jessica from Brazil

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