University of Gloucestershire Estates Department

By | 6th June 2017

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University of Gloucestershire Estates Department

University of Gloucestershire Estates Department

Estates development

People performing ballet in the Performing Arts Centre.

Our campuses are changing. We’re making major improvements to benefit students, business partners and staff.

Over the past six years we have invested more than £16m in new buildings and facilities across our campuses. We’ve also spent more than £1m a year completing on-going maintenance.

Projects include a state-of-the-art film studio, a brand new mezzanine floor with the latest kit for our new fashion course and the refurbishment at our Oxstalls campus to create the place for Gloucestershire’s businesses to seek the advice and support they need. We’re currently working on exciting plans for a student village at the Pittville campus and a Performing Arts Centre at Oxstalls campus.

University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire is a public university based in Gloucestershire, England. It is located over three campuses, two in Cheltenham and one in Gloucester, namely Francis Close Hall, The Park and Oxstalls.

The university is the recent successor of a large number of merged, name-changed and reformed institutions of further and higher education. Its history spans nearly two centuries. It originates from the merger of two distinct strands of educational provision in Gloucestershire being that provided by Local Government and that founded by the Anglican Church. The university traces its earliest Civic history to the Cheltenham Mechanics’ Institute in 1834, and to the Cheltenham Training College in its Church history, established in 1847, by the Reverend Francis Close. Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education was created in 1990 from the two distinct strands. In October 2001, the college was awarded University status.

The university provides almost 100 undergraduate courses and around 57 taught post-graduate courses within two faculties: the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Business and the Faculty of Art and Technology.

A 10-year Memorandum of Understanding exists between the university, Gloucestershire College and South Gloucestershire and Stroud College to support access to higher education.

The University has announced a £57 million investment programme for its estates including a new £38m 794 bed village in Cheltenham and a new business school and sports facilities in Gloucester.

General contacts

Main university telephone number: +44 (0)1242 714700
Course enquiries: 03330 141414
Current student queries: 01242 714444 or your nearest Helpzone
Thinking about applying? Contact our enquiries team with any question