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June 2023

Using someone’s correct pronouns can support mental health and wellbeing

You might have noticed some staff and students have placed their pronouns in the signature of their emails. Are you now wondering what this means, why they’re doing this and why this is important?

CREATE23 Arts and Media Showcase

We’re excited to announce a brand-new student showcase is coming to Gloucester campus this month – and you’re invited!

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Why preparing a talent pipeline is key for the future of Gloucestershire businesses

According to recent population projections by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Gloucestershire is predicted to witness a 7.1% increase in its population by the year 2041, slightly surpassing the national average. While this growth may appear promising for businesses and local development, the report highlights a significant rise in the population aged 65 and above. By 2041, it is projected that the proportion of individuals in Gloucestershire who fall into this age group will sharply rise from 20.8% to 28.9%.

For businesses, building a solid talent pipeline is the top of recruitment and managers' priorities to invest in the present and future of an organization.

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Lecturers in Industry: Stephanie Evans, Human Resources CIPD

Stephanie teaches Human Resources alongside working part-time in HR at a local construction firm. She turned her hand to teaching after 30 years of industry experience!

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Celebrating Pride Month at Gloucestershire College

We want all our students, staff, and visitors to feel our campuses are a safe, inclusive space for all regardless of personal backgrounds and attributes. We celebrate Pride to bring our students together in spirit, accepting each other no matter who they are. Discover what we've been doing across our campuses to make college an inclusive place to study.

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Students celebrating Tourette's Awareness Day

Maisie Wood, who has Tourette’s Syndrome, has worked hard over the last few weeks to raise awareness for Tourette's Syndrome in a spectacular way!

Alastair Blant Property Maintenance

Lecturers in Industry: Alastair Blant, Property Maintenance

We recently caught up with Alastair who told us about his time as a Construction Trainer, as well as his latest endeavour running his own property maintenance business.

Gloucestershire College given green light for sustainable construction centre in Cheltenham

The £5.2m project aims to tackle the growing demand for skilled construction workers in the county, with an emphasis on sustainable and low-carbon technologies.

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Lecturers in Industry: Sophie Blount, Creative Media

Sophie teaches Creative Media alongside running her own media business after working in live television. She told us about the value of diversifying your skillset in a fast-changing industry like media and communications.

Theatre student in surgery

Meet Libby, Adult Nursing T Level Student working at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

With an amazing opportunity to join the Theatres team at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Libby has been able to work with patients and see a number of surgeries take place, getting a great insight into what really happens day-to-day in a busy hospital.

International Women in Engineering Day: Kanyinsola Olayomi, Graduate Lecturer in Engineering

In anticipation of the upcoming International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June, a day dedicated to honouring the remarkable accomplishments of women engineers worldwide and highlighting the incredible career prospects for girls in this dynamic industry, we spoke with Kanyinsola Olayomi. Kanyin has recently joined GC as a Graduate Lecturer in Engineering and offers valuable insights into the field.

Why Study Professional Make-up Artistry?

Make-up artists are a huge part of the entertainment industry. Our range of makeup courses will hone your skills to achieve success in the world of makeup artistry.

Level 3 Apprenticeships: A Promising Pathway to Launch Your Career

For those seeking an alternative to traditional academic routes, Level 3 apprenticeships provide an excellent opportunity to kickstart their professional journey. Combining practical experience with structured learning, these apprenticeships offer a unique pathway that equips individuals with valuable skills, industry knowledge, and a head start in their chosen field.

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6 Tips to Help You Prepare and Settle Into College

Moving from school to college can be an exciting and new experience. Many students find that college is a step towards independence and towards learning that makes a difference towards your career goals. There are many differences compared to school that you'll experience once you come to college, so getting prepared will ensure you're on the right track come September.

Arts and Media Students Celebrate Success at CREATE23 Showcase

The week saw exhibitions from Art, Graphic Design and Photography students, as well as performances from Music and Performing Arts, a spectacular fashion show, and even a silent disco!

Chris Broom Education Lead and GHNHSFT

Employer Interview: T Levels with Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

As an advocate for T Levels, Education Lead Chris Broom shares insights into T Level work experience that provides our students with diverse opportunities across different areas within the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Introducing Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Integrated Degree Apprenticeship

Delivered in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), the DATS PID apprenticeship equips learners with much needed and in demand digital and technical skills. This programme offers Software Engineer and Network Engineer specialisations in the second year of study.

Why study at GC? Hear from our University-level students

We recently caught up with our university-level alumni during their graduation ceremony last November. What better way to discover what it’s really like to study at Gloucestershire College by hearing what our students have to say?

Why study full time and part time adult courses at college?

It's a common mistake to think that college is only for 16-year-olds but that is simply not the truth. Learning never stops and we continue to develop professionally and personally throughout our lives so why should learning stop? Whatever the motivation, returning to college could be the right choice for you.

Learning that works

What is 'Learning that Works'?

We talk about “Learning that works” a lot, but what does it really mean? Read on to find out!


Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.