Scientists say flying ant day is 'definitely a myth', as public reveal surprise findings


The notion of one annual ‘flying ant day’, when swarms of ants emerge in mass mating flights all over the UK, is a ‘myth’, scientists from the Royal Society of Biology and the University of Gloucestershire say.

Severn Stars complete squad for debut Superleague season


The Severn Stars have completed their line-up for their debut Vitality Netball Superleague season with three new home-grown recruits and two international arrivals.

University’s professional netball team seals four-year deal with sportswear giant Mizuno


The Severn Stars have signed a kit deal with Japanese sportswear brand Mizuno ahead of its debut season in the Vitality Netball Superleague.

Exploring Gloucestershire’s black history


Acclaimed author and historian, Dr Madge Dresser, will be taking the stage at the Francis Close Hall campus in Cheltenham to present her lecture, Exploring Black History: Gloucestershire on Wednesday 26 October.

Volunteer students help keep people safe on nights out


Cool-headed student volunteers from the University of Gloucestershire are keeping people safe on a regular night time patrol.

Seyi Rhodes

Race in the media in the spotlight


Journalist and reporter for Channel 4’s critically acclaimed series Unreported World and Dispatches, Seyi Rhodes, is presenting a public lecture at the University of Gloucestershire as part of Black History Month.

Severn Stars sign up local talent in preparation for debut season


Severn Stars, a joint team run by the University of Gloucestershire and University of Worcester in the Vitality Netball Superleague, has signed up a player from Gloucester and one from Worcester.

Becky Oatley (left) and Sophie Carter (right) playing against each other - photo courtesy of the Press Association

Severn Stars sign up netball Superleague players


The Severn Stars, Gloucestershire’s newest professional sports club, have signed a further two players as it builds towards its first season in the Vitality Netball Superleague.

University embarks on partnership with prestigious Vietnam National University


The University of Gloucestershire has launched a partnership with the University of Economics and Law (UEL), part of Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City, to deliver University of Gloucestershire bachelor degrees in Vietnam.


Sunday Times praises University of Gloucestershire’s “Outstanding Student Satisfaction”


The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide says the “word is spreading” about the quality of the experience the University of Gloucestershire offer students after a jump of 17 places in the latest league table.

Image: Lord David Willetts and university buildings

Lord David Willetts to speak at university


The former Minister for Universities and Science, the Rt Hon Lord David Willetts, is taking centre stage at the University of Gloucestershire as part of the new series of public lectures.

Professor Adam Hart

Autumn heatwave sparks spider influx


The current UK heatwave may be bad news for arachnophobes, says a spider expert from the University of Gloucestershire, as our eight legged friends get more active in warm weather and enter our homes during the start of the spider mating season.

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