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    I want to study a BEd in Primary Education (QTS), with a specialist subject. I have been to five open days, and the University of Gloucestershire was by far my favourite. Obviously, at the open day, everything was presented in a good light, so I would love some opinions of current/ex-students of the university. What's it really like? Advantages/ disadvantages? What's the nightlife like... etc...

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    As a current student and the university I would recommend it 100% - I was very very nervous to move away from my family and friends and the uni put on a lot of fresher events which helped my flat mates and I bond and also meet my course mates, advantages wise there are plenty to mention and I could list thousands but their student services team is amazing and all the SU staff are always on hand to help, with regards to disadvantages there aren’t many, some of the campus’ are further than walking distance dependant on where your accommodation is but the uni solves this by offering a deal on bus tickets with Your Student card, night life is amazing and a Wednesday night is a staple night out especially if you join a sport team or society, otherwise moo moos and fever are pretty much open every night and there is plenty of opportunities to crack out the fancy dress, having looked at other unis and spoke to old friends who have attended other university’s, uni of glos was defiantly the right choice for me!!
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    Hi Noah! My name is Lesley - I work for the uni now but I was a student here before and I had an amazing time! As a smaller uni, the lecturers really get to know you and help you to work towards your personal goals, which was really important to me. Plus Cheltenham and Gloucester are great towns with loads to see and do, awesome nightlife, endless bars and restaurants, plus loads of things to do like indoor rock climbing, a dry ski slope, Gloucester rubgy matches, paint balling, watersports, cinemas, bowling and great music festivals like Wychwood and 2000 Trees.

    Plus you'll be here in time to enjoy the amazing new sports developments happening at Oxstalls campus - have you heard all about the new sports centre? There's a fly-through on our YouTube channel which shows everything we're really excited for it!

    Have you had a chance to think about what is really important to you about your university? What would make you feel really at home in your chosen uni?
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    Hey Noah - I'm at UOG at the moment. Awesome you loved the open day! My housemates studied Primary Education and I know they absolutely loved the course. They've both gone straight into teaching jobs based in Cheltenham (they didn't want to leave the town because they love it here like meee!). They were very busy and the course was demanding, but I know neither of them would have changed it.

    For me the town is perfect size, its so vibrant and theres always stuff going on - festivals and events etc! But its not too big and faceless. The Uni puts on loads of events at the student bars AND in town like UV raves, karaoke nights, pub quizzes and free pizza evenings. There are loads of great bars and pubs in Cheltenham too to hang out with your mates. My favourite is the Frog and Fiddle! Student rates, pool tables, gigs, big tables to play cards on...whats not to love!

    There are looooaaads of societies you can join too, from big sporting ones, to creative writing, improv, harry potter, gaming. You name it theres going to be a society for it! So if you're into clubs and partying most sports societies head out on wednesdays together and usually dress up!

    Draw backs - I'm really trying to think of some. Its not a town like London, so it will feel smaller than the big cities. Because we're a relatively small uni some of the facilities may feel smaller too? But honestly thats why I love it. All the tutors know you by name and its got more of a community feeling here. The support here is immense too.
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    thank you so much for this!
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