The Students’ Union (SU) has two main functions. One is to support students and address their concerns. The other is to arrange parties, sporting events, charity fund-raisers, lunch clubs and volunteering options to make sure students have a good time and get the chance to lead fulfilling lives.

You can pick up a calendar of events at the Freshers’ Fayre.

To join in the fun, you can email or call the SU, or visit them at the dining room in Gloucester, Student Services in the Forest of Dean campus, or on the first floor in Cheltenham.

Rewarding Work

Students who participate in organising events for the Students’ Union will be rewarded with credits. These can be redeemed straight away for things like vouchers, or saved for more substantial items later in the year.

Your Representatives

The Cheltenham, Gloucester and Forest of Dean campuses each have their own SU representative (also known as ‘reps’). It’s their job to get other students taking part in organising and enjoying the SU activities and trips.

NUS Discount Card

The NUS Extra card will get you discounts at a variety of retailers and access to prize giveaways.They cost £12 and can be bought online.


If you have any questions, or would like to get involved in the Student Union, fill in the form below:

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Case Study

Rosemary, Former Sixth Form Pupil

Rosemary took Psychology, Biology and English at A-Level and achieved two A*s and an A. She is now studying Occupational Therapy at the University of Southampton.

“Gloucestershire College has been really good, especially the Disability Support team. I have M.E. and the College has really supported me. I decided to study Occupational Therapy because of my own personal experience, and I just love chatting to people!"