We run a load of introduction events and activities for the first two weeks of term one and call this period Welcome. This year our Welcome Fortnight starts on Wednesday 13th September and ends on Wednesday 27th September. However, that's not to say our events stop after this date, the SU organises a whole host of events throughout the year from regular Blue&Blue club nights to society-led activities. Check it out here!
Yes, we will have all things ranging from nightclub events and parties to craft sessions and dog walking. There is never an obligation to drink at any event, so do come along to any that you like the sound of. We also stock soft drinks and alcohol-free drinks behind the bar.
The Welcome Fayre is an amazing opportunity to meet clubs and societies, get your hands on lots of freebies and find out more about life here at UoG. We host a bunch of local companies, charities and other partners to introduce you to all that Gloucestershire has to offer. We recommend buying a FREE ticket so you can access your event master pass, a digital wallet designed to conveniently store all your event tickets. Your master pass will also enable you to register for exclusive offers and discounts offered by our stallholders at the Fayre. Check it out here!
Yes, the SU operates a bar space on each of the three main UoG campuses (Park, FCH & Oxstalls) which we open during events. As a student, you can also book the bar spaces yourself. To find out more email su@glos.ac.uk You can learn more about all of the SU spaces online here You can learn more about all of the SU spaces online here
Yes, there are plenty of ways to get stuck in with the SU, including finding out more about being a Course Representative or a Student Voice Assistant, learning about the Network Lead roles and meeting sports teams, societies and SU staff. Feel free to chat with us more about ways to get involved at the Welcome Fayre!
There will be a range of events and activities throughout the year from bar events to outdoor events as well as some great officer-led campaigns for students to get involved with. Keep an eye on the Students’ Union’s social media for updates and details!
No, you can get involved with the chaplaincy whether you are religious or not. All events are open to anyone!
You can sign up to be a member of any of our amazing clubs or societies online here as well as read more about what they do. As well as reading about them online you can meet all of the clubs and societies at the Welcome Fayre, a free event on Wednesday 20th September at Park campus on the lawns.
Within Cheltenham and Gloucester, you can usually walk between accommodation and the spaces where we’ll be hosting events and activities. If you need to travel a bit further afield then there are options… There are extensive cycle routes in both Cheltenham and Gloucester. Getting a bus pass is a great way to ensure you can travel easily between campuses and events during Welcome and for the rest of the year. You can check routes and find tickets to buy on the Stagecoach app. Throughout Cheltenham and Gloucester, there are also electric scooters.
Students wanting to get from Cheltenham to Gloucester will be able to use a combination of the scheduled services 10 and 94. These run very regularly throughout the day and into the evening. Please refer to the Stagecoach Bus App for all route options. The N service is the primary option for those wanting to move between sites within Cheltenham, including Pittville, Park and FCH.
There is a range of walks you can go on in the area such as Crickley Hill, Leckhampton Hill, Cleeve Hill, Robinswood Hill and Birdlip. There are also some great places for shopping and eating, such as the Brewery Quarter in Cheltenham which offers a range of places to eat, as well as the High Street and Promenade for places to go shopping, or the Quays in Gloucester, which is great for shopping and socialising. If you are looking for bars and clubs to go to, the main clubs in Cheltenham are Moo Moo’s and Popworld and in Gloucester, you've got Atik. Both locations have a wide selection of bars on offer, such as Revolution, Yates and Wetherspoons.
The Park and FCH campuses are in Cheltenham and Oxstalls is in Gloucester. Park Campus is near the top of town and imperial gardens, FCH campus is near the town centre by Pittville Park and Oxstalls is in Gloucester, which is not too far away from Kingsholm and the A40.
All the Welcome events are open to all students, so mature students can go to anything they like the look of. We are excited to be hosting both drinking and non-drinking events, so there is a variety of choices for those who may not want to drink or stay too late at an event. Check out our Welcome events to see what’s on!