Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Cheltenham Literature Festival: free tickets to two special events

The Cheltenham Literature Festival are offering University of Gloucestershire students a limited number of free tickets to the following events:

L261: Write Honourable Members
What makes a politician put pen to paper and produce a novel? Academics Nicola Allen and Aidan Byrne delve into this unusual but distinctive genre and reveal the truth about our honourable friends’ secret fantasies. They are joined by bestselling author Michael Dobbs (House of Cards), The Times Literary Editor Robbie Millen and broadcaster and journalist Anne McElvoy.

L169: Freedom is Therapeutic
Italy, 1978: the Basaglia Law sanctions the closure of psychiatric hospitals in an attempt to revolutionise mental health care. Drawing on the anti-psychiatry movement’s legacy, UCL head of psychology Peter Fonagy, historian John Foot (The Man Who Closed the Asylums) and former psychiatrist Linda Gask (The Other Side of Silence) discuss tackling mental health care today. Chaired by David Freeman.

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See your student email for details of how to claim tickets.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

'Tis the Season: Cheltenham Literature Festival, 2 - 11 October

October in Cheltenham means the international Festival of Literature, and we're going to be there. On Friday of Induction week we kick off Festival season with a very special event at Francis Close Hall. Festival Organizers Sophie Hoult and Lyndsey Fineran will talk about this year's line-up, give us a behind-the-scenes look at Britain's longest-running literary festival, and explain how you can get involved.  Everyone is welcome and we'd love to see you there. Please join us.

Friday 25 September 2015
Francis Close Hall
Main Lecture Theatre, TC001
11:15 - 12:15 

All welcome!

Monday, 21 September 2015

Induction week

Good morning and welcome to the University of Gloucestershire. It's Induction Week. Rain is something of a tradition on Induction Monday but it's usually gone by mid-week, or maybe we are just too busy to notice the weather.

The week is going to fly by with meetings, events, the SU dos, Fresher's Fair, field trips and treasure hunts, movie screenings, a visit from the Cheltenham Literature Festival, and all the excitement that a new term brings for new and returning students.

Today kicks off with the School meeting in TC001 at 10:00. English Literature and English Literature/Creative Writing Freshers will have their Subject talks at 11:00 and 12:00 respectively, and after a large lunch, meet with their Personal Tutors at 3:15 to sort out timetables. The schedules will be posted on the Notice Boards.

See you there.

Thursday, 10 September 2015


September: we love it. We're back, working hard, writing lectures and meeting deadlines; the campus is stirring. There is so much to do, but the excitement is growing. Soon we'll be welcoming our students, new and returning, refreshed after a summer away and ready to start learning. 

Sixth-form and A level students can stretch back into writing with our English Literature essay competition. There's still time to win an iPad. Click on the link or go to http://tinyurl.com/GlosEssay

See you soon.