Theme 1

We will ensure you have the best time at University

Every student should have a life-enhancing student experience at the University of Gloucestershire

We are going to

Support student wellbeing

Run activities and events that are fun, meaningful and impactful

Work with students to overcome barriers to engagement so that they can achieve their full potential

For more details about our plans for Theme 1 check out our Operating Plan

Jess's Story

LLB (Hons) Law, 3rd Year

Coming to the University of Gloucestershire and joining Women’s Rugby has undoubtably been the best life decision I’ve ever made. As cliche as it sounds, I’ve made friends for life and have become part of a community which I will always feel attached to. Since taking on the role as Vice Club Captain in my third year I’ve learned skills such as leadership, organisation, time management, commitment and perseverance which I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to develop otherwise. My self confidence has grown more than I could have ever imagined and I will be forever grateful to the Students’ Union for playing such a great role in that.

Why is this important?


of the students we asked told us they came to the University of Gloucestershire to enhance their life*

2 in 3

students told us that financial pressures and time constraints were the most important factors that stopped them having a great experience*

How will we achieve this?

Ensure students feel supported

Help students have fun and make friends

Reduce the barriers to an excellent experience

Run fun and impactful opportunities and activities

How will we measure our success by 2020?


of students are aware of our welfare campaigns


of students will tell us the SU helped them make friends and have fun


of students said joining a club or society had enhanced their life


of students we ask will tell us that their time at University has made them more confident about their life chances

*These statistics were taken from the 3 Golden Questions Research 2016 and the Big SU Survey 2016