(4.8)·By Meg P·Journalism· Jul 2021
Fun, lots of getting to know people on the course, in halls, at clubs and organised pub crawls. We had Freshers Fortnight so there was a good opportunity to settle in and take part in lots of activities. I lived in halls on campus which was decent, easy to get to lectures and met some good people. There's also more modern halls off campus that are popular but slightly more expensive. There's lots of student houses and usually students live nearby to other students. Libraries are 24hour so very accessible, student union used to have a coffees but has moved to self service. There's a bar on campuses but usually they're quite quiet, most people go out into town for drinks as it's near to uni. There's sports facilities in Gloucester and a gym at Pittville accommodation campus. Small course and very personal, every lecturer knows the students and you get to know your course mates early on. Lectures are a mixture of practical and academic (meaning some are in person and some are online atm) and you can choose modules that are closer to what you want to do in second and third year. I feel like I've had more support from lecturers than I've heard about from friends in other unis. Small so not lots of options for different clubs but that made nights out fun as you'd usually see people you know. One main club that people go to but lots of options for bars in Cheltenham if you'd prefer a bar or pub crawl. If you wanted a bit of change you could easily get a bus to Gloucester to spend an evening at the Quays.