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User currently offlineStratofish From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1051 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

Hi all.
I am currently planning to take a semester off my usual academic life and spend 6 months abroad. As my university only cooperates with a limited number of foreign universities, choices and availability are very limited.
At the moment the best chance is the University of Gloucester in Cheltenham.

So, my dear UK A.netters, does anyone know Cheltenham/Gloucester or has even been there? I am particularly interested if there is anything more in those cities to enjoy, burs, pubs etc. ?
It seems to me that they are really small and (forgive me), kind of, hick places...

Any info is highly appreciated!

Stratofish


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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24906 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

Cheltenham has a race course. Thats all I know about that bit, other than it's not too far from Bristol and Birmingham.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineDazultra From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 689 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1451 times:

Cheltenham is also where GCHQ is based...

User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1446 times:

Theres also a building society from there, the Cheltenham n Gloucester


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User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

Pubs are everywhere in the UK, so can get drunk as much as you want. I have been in Gloucester and it is not my choice... London rocks!  Smile

User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1434 times:

Gloucester is a great city, my dad lives not far from cheltenham, and we all used to live there a few years ago.

Gloucesters biggest claim to fame at the moment (other than the Mr Foster song) is that all the corridor scenes in the Harry Potter films were filmed at the Cathredral there, A great walk on a summers day that is.

They have a huge historic dock there, that is still in much use, and u can get boat rides down the river.

Cant recall on the bars and pubs, not been there in a long time, but going to see my dad in a few weeks, maybe even next weekend, dont know yet, if ya wanna know more, just send us a e-mail, might take me a while to reposond, but i will and will give u all the info u need



User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

Speak to fellow a.netter Thai747, he's a mate of mine at uni with me here in Nottingham, but he has contacts from down Cheltenham way - he really loves the place, and all its welsh connections ,honest!  Laugh out loud


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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

i forgot that, it has good transport links to all over the country, with cardiff not that far.

If u like walking, the forest of dean is great, my gradparents owned a large house in the woods, great place, had lots of fun taking the dogs for walks,


User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1408 times:

I have heard generally only bad things about Gloucester, and good things about Cheltenham. So you should be ok as the campus is in Chelt. Nice part of the country.

Mark


User currently offlineGc From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2003, 356 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

I went to college there! As I did and arts based course I was mainly hanging about the Pittville campus. It was a great college and a nice town. I left in 1997 so I don't know what it's like now. But I think you'll enjoy it.

User currently offlineStratofish From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1051 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

Thanx all! All your info was very much appreciated!
I just talked to my SOKRATES/ERASMUS counselor and currently it looks like I will definately go to either Madrid in February 2005 OR Cheltenham in September the same year.

Which "Mr Foster" and song are we talking about?  Confused

GC: As I am a Geography major I will most likely end up at Francis Close Hall Campus, I guess.

Stratofish



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User currently offlineJamotcx From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1037 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

Pubs are everywhere in the UK, so can get drunk as much as you want.

only within licensing hours  Sad


User currently offlineGc From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2003, 356 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1326 times:

"GC: As I am a Geography major I will most likely end up at Francis Close Hall Campus, I guess.
"

That one has a good bar in it, but they are all a short bus ride (free) from each other.


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