15 Things You Need To Know Before Studying at the University of Gloucestershire
Here’s all the info they don’t give you in the prospectus.
1. Everything is expensive, especially if you’re based in Cheltenham.
Meal out with friends? Take out another loan. Coffee in between lectures? Call your mum for help.
2. But £1.50 mixers in Moo Moos will be your saving grace.
They’re probs all you really need to survive dw.
3. And if you need a job, you shouldn’t struggle too much to find one.
If you find that your loan just isn’t stretching far enough you’re in a great place. With so many bars and restaurants to choose from, you won’t be looking for too long.
4. Northerners are outnumbered.
Listen up fellow Northerners, you’re in the Midlands now. And pretty much everyone here is either a farmer or posh. Oh, and next time you’re home, you will be decidedly less Northern.
5. And everyone feels outnumbered by the massive amount of birds.
There are a lot of birds on campus. Especially ducks. Brilliant if you’re an animal lover, not so brilliant if you are categorically TERRIFIED OF BIRDS.
6. You have limited nightlife to choose from, but it’s hilarious.
Gloucestershire isn’t the place for massive nights out at a string of venues. You’ll have to make do with nipping from Fever to Moo Moos, and that’s about it. Yet somehow, you will have a ridiculously fun time anyway.
7. And if you go out in Cheltenham, make sure you don’t miss the last bus back to Gloucester.
You may get stranded. Unless you have £40 just lying around waiting to be spent on a taxi home.
8. Prepare to do a lot of walking between lectures, campuses and your accommodation.
Park campus is beautiful, but realising you have to get from there to Francis Close Hall campus will ruin many lie-ins.
9. Your Instagram will start to look like a giant ad for Cheltenham.
There aren’t many places quite as pretty as Cheltenham. Montpellier Gardens? ‘Grammed it. Leckhampton Hill? ‘Grammed it. You’ll soon feel v lucky to live here.
10. There’s a lot of culture to explore in Gloucestershire.
Be it a jazz festival or your local coffee shop selling fancy art, it’s easy to feel a bit intimidated by all the cool things this place has to offer.
11. But the shopping is shockingly bad if you’re used to a big city.
Expect to be doing all your shopping online from now on, unless Poundland and M&S are your thing. But hey, less shopping time = more sleeping time.
12. Horse racing is a big deal round here.
Some of the biggest horse racing events go down right here at Cheltenham Racecourse; they love to recruit students to work for them.
13. And there is a distinct difference between the lower High Street and, well, everywhere else.
The lower High Street can be a little bit grim sometimes, but it’s probably somewhere you’ll come to know very well. Greasy McDonald’s post night out? You’ll find it here. Best burrito in the world? Also here.
14. Your Freshers’ Fortnight will be like no other.
The infamous t-shirt tour will undoubtedly be a highlight. There’s no better feeling than going out with your new-found bezzies on a tour of Cheltenham’s bars and clubs, wearing a terrible t-shirt and doing all the shots.
15. And from your first year to your final year, it’s just the best place ever.
You’ll never regret choosing the University of Gloucestershire.