University of Gloucestershire
The University of Gloucestershire may be a public university based in Gloucestershire, England. it’s located over three campuses, two in Cheltenham and one in Gloucester, namely Francis Close Hall, The Park, Oxstalls and therefore the Centre for Art and Photography being almost Francis Close Hall. In March 2021 the University purchased the previous Debenhams store in Gloucester city center , wth a replacement campus thanks to open there in 2023.
The university is that the recent successor of an outsized number of merged, name-changed and reformed institutions of further and better education. Its history spans nearly two centuries. It originates from the merger of two distinct strands of educational provision in Gloucestershire being that provided by government which founded by the Anglican Church. The university traces its earliest Civic history to the Cheltenham Mechanics’ Institute in 1834, and to the Cheltenham college in its Church history, established in 1847, by the Reverend Francis Close. Cheltenham and Gloucester College of upper Education was created in 1990 from the 2 distinct strands. In October 2001, the school was awarded University status.