The University of Gloucestershire first lay down its roots in the 1840’s, offering teacher training at what is now the Francis Close Hall campus.
Our Special Collections and Archives team chart the history of the university and the students who studied here. Open by appointment, they are home to a huge range of photographs, journals, maps, student work, and so much more. You can also see their latest news by visiting their blog
Gaining university status in 2001, the University of Gloucestershire has evolved from a number of predecessor colleges and institutions. This gallery currently features images of our campuses from their collection.
The Special Collections and Archives team welcome donations of material from past students and staff which documents their time here, and if you have any photographs you would like to share please do get in touch, we would love to see them.
Students who studied at St Mary’s from 1863 to 1864.