Monday, 26 September 2011

Things we didn't know about Cheltenham

Last week was Induction week here at Francis Close Hall. New English Literature students researched and created projects on the theme of 'Literary Cheltenham: Writing the Town'. Every year, students teach us something new about the town and its environs. Did you know that Sir Walter Scott lived here for a while, as did Byron; that All Saint's Church, Pittville, is French neo-Gothic; and that the brother of Gustav Holst, both born in Cheltenham, was a Hollywood actor during the 1930s? 

Our thanks go to all our students for their fresh eyes and remarkable curiosity.


Sunday, 18 September 2011

Welcome to all new and returning English Literature students at the University of Gloucestershire

Induction Week runs from Monday 19 to Friday 23 September. New students will get their timetables sorted out, meet their tutors, meet their new colleagues, and prepare for their degree programmes.  You can find links to all Induction week activities via the Humanities group on Facebook:   http://www.facebook.com/groups/gloshums/

Returning students are warmly invited to join us, too. There's a screening of the 1968 movie if.... , a performance of Woody Guthrie's music, and don't forget that the student-run English Society needs you!  We love September, the busiest and best month of the academic year. See you soon.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Welcome to all new English Literature students at the University of Gloucestershire

We're nearly there. The Virginia creeper has turned red, the campus looks beautiful, and we're looking forward to meeting you. Please check back regularly for Induction week information. The official website will be uploaded tomorrow. Meanwhile, join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/gloshums/