University Festival


Coming this summer - University Festival 2016

A series of events and activities for staff, students and the local community to celebrate the end of the academic year.

Full programme

Arts festival programme

Wednesday 1 to Friday 10 June

Please note: The Media School Open Studios event has been cancelled.

Wednesday 1 June

Alchemy: A Creative Experiment
Park Media Room and other venues TBC
Humanities and Media students create work to be shown at The Wilson art gallery and museum.

Gloucestershire Graduate Job Hunting Event
Elwes Reception, TC007, TC014, TC014, Park
Meet employers and join interview and CV workshops.

If you are an employer please contact for more information. If you are a student who would like to book then please visit DegreePlus.

Sports Awards
Cheltenham Town Hall
Celebrating the achievements of our sports clubs.  

Wednesday 1 June - Friday 3 June

Final Year Poster Presentations
Park, WW001

Individual research projects by Level 6 Computing and Technology students.

Wednesday 10am – 4pm
Thursday 9.30am – 2.30pm
Friday 9.30am – 12.15pm

Wednesday 1 June - Friday 10 June

Digital Student Experience
Videos at URL TBC
An online video sharing youth work and social care students’ experiences in the workplace.

Wednesday 1 June  - Tuesday 7 June

Student Volunteering Videos
Online video montage of student volunteering celebrating Volunteers’ Week.

Thursday 2 June

Illustrated Risograph Publication
Francis Close Hall, FCH303 (Illustration Studios)
Workshops and seminars for Illustration students.

Learning for Sustainable Futures Event
Park, FW015AandB, FW015C Solarium
10am – 4pm
Sharing projects and new university initiatives along with innovations funded through the Learning for Sustainable Futures scheme.

Staff Awards
Cheltenham Town Hall
Celebrating the hard work and achievements of University staff.

The Must Bees of Innovation Culture
Park, LC114
This CIPD event shares real stories and practical examples of how to drive innovation in your business.

Student Awards – The Gnomies
Cheltenham Town Hall
Organised by the Students’ Union in partnership with DegreePlus and the Student Ambassador programme.

Friday 3 June

Degree Show (private view)
The private view of work by final year art and design students. Attendance by invitation only.

Park, FW013, FW015A and B
The private view of the COMX exhibition, showcasing the work of Computing and Technology students.

Make it Showcase
Growth Hub, Oxstalls
Providers and students providing an insight into work and career opportunities.

Natural and Social Sciences Finale Festival
FCH Chapel
Celebrating the final outcomes of student research.

Friday 3 June - Saturday 4 June

Affordable Arts Festival
Venue TBC, time TBC
Limited edition print runs and other products made by students for sale at an exhibition organised by the Students’ Union.

Saturday 4 June

Park, FW013, FW015A and B
Public exhibition of work by Computing and Technology students.

Play Celebration
Exploring and celebrating children's play with keynote speakers and workshops.

Saturday 4 June - Friday 17 June

Degree Show (Public)
10am-4pm (including Saturdays and Sundays)
Public exhibition by art and design students.

Sunday 5 June

All Golds Celebration
Prince of Wales Stadium, Cheltenham
The University of Gloucestershire’s All Golds Rugby League Team play Barrow Raiders in a key home match.

Monday 6 June

Social Work Student Conference
Oxstalls, LC003, LC102, LC202, LC203A, LC203B
Covering areas not usually included in the standard teaching programme and showcasing students’ work.

Inaugural Lecture: Professor Kamal Bechkoum
Park, TC014
Refreshments from 5pm, lecture from 6-7pm.
Professor Bechkoum discusses his work and research into computing.

Monday 6 June - Friday 10 June

Cheltenham Schools BioBlitz
Gloucestershire schools
The BioBlitz student team will be working helping schools around the county survey wildlife on site.

Tuesday 7 June

British Computer Society talk
Park, WW001, WW002, WW101A and WW101B, WW107
Open to all students.

Oxstalls Partnership Event
Student presentations and workshops aim to share what the university has to offer.

Cathedral Lecture: Dying well- how can we make choices?
Gloucester Cathedral, Quire/Presbytery
Drinks reception at 5.45pm
Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE.

Anthropomorphic Narrative Event
Including practical sessions, seminars and forums.

Tuesday 7 June - Friday 10 June

Arts Festival
Hardwick, TC001 and Design Studio
Including practical sessions, seminars and forums.

Wednesday 8 June

Health and Social Care conference
Francis Close Hall, TC001, TC004, TC005, TC006A, TC006B
Offering a series of workshops and information on health and social care courses at the University.

Alchemy: A Creative ExperimentPresentations
The Wilson, Cheltenham
Presentations of work from Humanities and Media students.

Gloucestershire Philosophical Society
Francis Close Hall, TC002a
7.30pm - 9.00pm
Graham Spencer presents 'Romanticism and its Contemporary Legacy'.

Illustrated Risography Publication
Francis Close Hall, FCH303 (Illustration studios)
Including practical sessions, seminars and forums

Fashion is Everything We Do
A chance to see the work behind the catwalk show on Friday 10 June.

Writers Research Riot
Francis Close Hall, TC007 (panel discussion followed by refreshments)
The afternoon panel is comprised of the three writers talking about their research and followed by a Q&A. The panel includes award-winning writer Joanna Campbell, Anna Lewis, whose first collection Other Harbours is published by Parthian, and Alan Bilton, writer and academic at Swansea University.

The evening celebratory reading, which includes work by HM5000 students and our invited writers, will be at the Frog & Fiddle at 8pm. Both events are free and open to the public.

Thursday 9 June

Humanities Student Research Conference
Francis Close Hall, TC002
11am – 3pm
Humanities students present and debate their research and dissertations.

Friday 10 June

Future professionals – graduate development workshop
Francis Close Hall, TC006A and B
Workshops inspired by students who have participated in this year’s Sustainability Internships Programme.

Sharing the Planet in the Future
Francis Close Hall, The Chapel
Exploring our interdependence with each other and considering the future through art.

Performing Arts Showcase
King’s Theatre, Gloucester
Third year Performing Arts students present an evening of song, dance and drama.

Digital Student Placement Experience
Videos at URL (TBC)
Showcase work done by youth and social care students done on their courses.

Xposed Club
7.30- 10pm
Club devoted to experimental and improvised music.

Picnic in the Park
The Park
From 4pm
Staff, students and the community enjoy games and refreshments on the lawn.