In addition to your professional experience you’ll have a personal tutor to help you identify extracurricular opportunities to gain wider life skills such as work placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. Not only will you graduate with an internationally-recognised degree, you’ll have practical national and international experience. We call this Your Future Plan. It’s why our graduates are in demand and it's what makes studying at the University of Gloucestershire special.
For Business Studies students we guarantee that you will be able to take part in an exciting real-world business challenge with an international or UK brand. From concept to delivery, you will also have the opportunity to create a competitive business from scratch, with support from your business mentor. This is alongside the option to do an exciting one year work placement, with our current students working for organisations such as IBM, Warner Bros, BMW and British Heart Foundation. This will prove an unrivalled experience as you discover first-hand what is needed to succeed in the commercial or public sector.
Accounting students will work on a real-world financial project with an international or UK based brand, developing invaluable business and accountancy skills. Apply what you have learnt on your course by entering the competitive CIMA Global Business Challenge, an international business competition, designed to bring out the best in the business leaders of tomorrow. With support from an expert business mentor, you will have the chance to create and pitch an exciting business case to a high-profile audience. This will be an invaluable experience, preparing you to make it in the financial and business sector. Many directors of the UK's top 100 companies started their careers as accountants, and with the maximum exemptions from ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA and AIA, you will have the skills to work in big business.
As a Marketing student, you will work on a real-world independent marketing challenge with an international or UK based brand as part of your final year, developing invaluable skills and experience. Use well-thought out strategies and innovative ideas to contribute and deliver an effective and real marketing campaign. Alongside the opportunity to do an exciting one year work placement, this experience will prove invaluable as you discover first-hand what is needed for a successful marketing and advertising career.