FAQs

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 14th September at Park campus. Head online now to secure your free ticket to guarantee your preferred entry time!

The Welcome Fayres are an amazing opportunity to meet clubs and societies but so much more as well here at UoG. We host a bunch of local companies, charities and other partners to really introduce you to all that Gloucestershire has to offer. You don't need a ticket so see you there on the 14th!
We run a load of introduction events and activities for the first two weeks of the main first term and call this period Welcome. That doesn’t mean the events or things to do stop there, we have events throughout the year from regular Blue&Blue club nights to society led activities.
Yes! The SU operate a bar space on each of the three main UoG campuses including our new spaces at FCH and Oxstalls. You can learn more about The Living Room, The Loft and The Lounge online here
If you haven’t got your University account yet but want to buy Welcome event tickets, that’s ok – you can set up a First Year Account which we’ll match up with your University account as soon as that’s confirmed.

All you need to do to get started is head here

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, you can read about the cycle routes online here

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 find tickets to buy online here

Throughout Cheltenham and Gloucester there are also Zwings electric scooters, learn more about them here

The 94U bus regularly goes from Gloucester (Oxstalls campus) to Cheltenham (Park and FCH campus) and Pittville student village, meaning you can grab one of these buses to get to university and then back. A bus fare is £1.60, or you can buy a day ticket for £3. There is also the option to ride a bike and store it in one of the bike racks, or in some circumstances, you can use a car and park on campus
There is a range of walks you can go on in the area such as Crickley Hill, Leckhampton Hill, Cleeve 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 If you are looking for bars and clubs 2to go to, the main clubs are Moo Moo’s and Fever, and bars such as Revolution, Yates and Wetherspoons
Yes, we will have all things ranging from nightclub events, parties and gigs to board game evenings, outdoor cinemas and mug painting. There is never an obligation to drink at any event, so do come along to any that you like the sound of
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
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 Subject Co-Ordinator, learning about the Experience Officer roles and about what jobs are available within the SU Feel free to chat to us more about it 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. The events are open to anyone!
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 choice for those who may not want to drink or stay too late at an event.

UoGSU Welcome Week 2021