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

Elliott, HNC Student and Former Sixth Former

Elliott, achieved a B and D in his A Level exams. He is now studying a HNC Diploma in Art and Design with Gloucestershire College and hopes this will lead him on to a career in media.

“I chose to study at Gloucestershire College  because a number of my friends recommended it as a great place to study. Prior to coming here, I didn’t have a job and wasn’t very good at exams. Now I have a job and I have passed all of my exams! I am really pleased. Gloucestershire College sixth form is great as it is not like a school and everyone is treated equally. I am now studying a HNC Diploma in Art and Design with the College.”