Value for money

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​​How we use students' tuition fees and provide value for money

At the University of Gloucestershire, we manage our finances carefully to best look after our students and staff and maximise our long-term sustainability. We know that many students are worried about value for money. As part of this we want to be open and transparent about how we spend our income, including the tuition fees paid by students.

Getting value for money from your tuition fees is about more than just making sure you have great academic staff to learn from. That is an important part of it, but University is a much more rounded experience. It involves having somewhere pleasant to work and live, going on work placements and field trips, getting support to build your employability skills and career prospects, joining sports and social clubs, getting help and support in your academic and personal life, and feeling part of a real community.

So your tuition fee is not just spent on providing your teaching. It is spent on everything that contributes to your whole experience at University, and all of the services and facilities that you can use. That is why we charge the same tuition fee for all students irrespective of what subject you are studying, because the costs we have to meet in order to provide the full range of​ services and facilities are not determined only by your subject of study. 

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