Stratofish
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Need Help From Our Brits / UK Users

Mon May 17, 2004 8:35 pm

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!

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RE: Need Help From Our Brits / UK Users

Mon May 17, 2004 8:48 pm

Cheltenham has a race course. Thats all I know about that bit, other than it's not too far from Bristol and Birmingham.
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RE: Need Help From Our Brits / UK Users

Mon May 17, 2004 10:06 pm

Cheltenham is also where GCHQ is based...
 
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RE: Need Help From Our Brits / UK Users

Mon May 17, 2004 10:10 pm

Theres also a building society from there, the Cheltenham n Gloucester
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RE: Need Help From Our Brits / UK Users

Mon May 17, 2004 10:13 pm

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
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trekster
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RE: Need Help From Our Brits / UK Users

Mon May 17, 2004 10:21 pm

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

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RE: Need Help From Our Brits / UK Users

Mon May 17, 2004 10:28 pm

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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Mon May 17, 2004 10:44 pm

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,
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RE: Need Help From Our Brits / UK Users

Mon May 17, 2004 10:48 pm

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.

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RE: Need Help From Our Brits / UK Users

Tue May 18, 2004 7:44 am

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.
 
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RE: Need Help From Our Brits / UK Users

Tue May 18, 2004 7:42 pm

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.

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RE: Need Help From Our Brits / UK Users

Tue May 18, 2004 7:45 pm

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

only within licensing hours  Sad
 
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RE: Need Help From Our Brits / UK Users

Wed May 19, 2004 1:25 am

"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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