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INTO University of Gloucestershire

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The University of Gloucestershire began as a teacher training college in 1847 and now comprises three campus sites across Cheltenham and Gloucester: Francis Close Hall, Oxstalls, The Park. There is also a Centre for Fashion, Art and Photography located in Chletenham. The Park, Cheltenham is the heart of the university and the largest of the three.

Dating back to the 19th century, it started life as a zoological, botanical and horticultural garden and includes an elephant walk and a lake in the shape of Africa. The area is known for the Cheltenham Racecourse, which is used for university social events and the students’ graduation ceremony.

Offering a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD degrees, students can choose to study subjects such as accounting and law, business management, computing, journalist, fine art, humanities, biology, geography, social science, education and sports. Gloucestershire also offers two year "fast-track" courses in subjects such as law and business, which allows students to enter the workplace or further training faster and at a lower cost.

Your Future Plan is the university’s scheme to guarantee every undergraduate student support to formulate a personal career plan, which they begin working on in their first year of study. It works to develop their presentation skills, volunteering, completing internships and work placements, working on live briefs and running sports teams and social clubs and societies.

Notable alumni include Turner-prize nominated artist Cornelia Parker, TV presenter Adam Buxton and director Lewis Arnold. Honorary doctorates and fellowships have been awarded to a wide range of people, including musician and philanthropist Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens), actor and director Simon Pegg, chef Tom Kerridge and rugby player Phil Vickery.

Our teachers understand your needs and will work with you to improve your language and academic skills. You’ll be fully prepared to start learning at university and will cover all the basic groundwork for your chosen degree subject.

By the time you finish your INTO course, you’ll be much more confident in your English, research and writing skills. Your fellow students will all learn with you – you’re not alone!

•A focus on employability, and providing you with the skills and experience to start your career.
•Learn from lecturers with industry experience and connections in amazing subject-specific facilities.
•A welcoming, safe place to study, set across three beautiful campuses in the south-west of England.

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