Choosing where to further your studies after school is an exciting but tough time. There are so many options and so many great higher education institutions in the UK that singling out the best one for you can be tricky. Here we take a look at the further study options available in Gloucester:
University of Gloucestershire
The University is actually spread over three different campuses, in Gloucester and Cheltenham. The schools of study that are on offer include Art and Design, Education, Media, Sport, Social Sciences, Business, Performing Arts, Health and Social Care and Computing.
The location of all campuses is within easy access of the M5, making it the ideal choice for students from the South West or the Midlands. London is only 2 hours away so it’s perfect for anyone coming that area too. One of the Cheltenham campuses is beautifully set in 24 acres of lush parkland, complete with its own lake. The campus in Gloucester boasts one of the biggest sports campuses in the country and is the perfect choice for anyone looking to further their studies in leisure and events management too.
Investment in new buildings and efforts to grow the student population are continuing which indicates that the University is going from strength to strength. You’ll find state-of-the-art media and cyber security centres, plans for a new student village and a brand new £16 million purpose built centre for Business.
This college based just outside of Gloucester is an associate faculty of the University of the West of England in Bristol. It is an agricultural college dedicated primarily to higher education in animal care, equine studies, sports, agriculture and veterinary nursing. The college also offers A levels in a range of subjects. For Gloucester Student Accommodation, visit http://studentaccommodationgloucester.co.uk/
The college covers a large area of 890 acres and accommodation for 1000 students on-site. The sports offered here are excellent with academies in football, netball, rugby union, rowing and golf. There are numerous scholarships available for athletes of outstanding talent.
Hartpury is the place to be for all things equine. You’ll find extensive facilities including a championship arena complex, stabling for hundreds of horses, science labs, an equine rehabilitation centre and the college hosts international equine events.
This college, set in the attractive docks area of the city, offers an extremely broad range of subjects for post-16 education. Courses on offer include GCSEs, vocational qualifications, apprenticeships, evening courses, short business courses and English for overseas learners. If you’re looking for an apprenticeship then you’ll be pleased to learn that the college was voted Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year in 2012.
Ofsted rate the college as good with outstanding features with one of these features being the Visual Arts department which was awarded an ‘outstanding’ by the inspectors.
There are three campuses, in Gloucester, Cheltenham and the Forest of Dean. The purpose-built Gloucester campus offers specially designed construction rooms, a theatre, a hair salon, coffee shop, a nursery, sports hall, labs and large workshops for engineering and motor vehicle courses.