Welcome to the University of Gloucestershire CIRCLE conference website.

It is a great honour to host the 16th CIRCLE International Conference and the School of Business and Technology look forward to welcoming the CIRCLE community to Cheltenham between the 25th-26th April 2019.

CIRCLE International 

The Centre for International Research in Consumers, Locations and Environments (CIRCLE) is a cross-faculty, pan-university research grouping initially created at Leeds Metropolitan University.

CIRCLE International disseminates research results to both practitioner and academic audiences, is the home for the International Journal of Management Cases and provides experts who comment on retail and consumer issues to both business and consumer media.

The University of Gloucestershire 

The University of Gloucestershire, this year’s conference host, has a tradition of education stretching back to 1847, teaching has been our business for nearly 170 years. Prior to achieving university status in 2001 we have had an interesting and mixed history as an educational institute.

This year the university is celebrating a rise in the satisfaction of its students, according to the 2018 National Student Satisfaction Survey (NSS). The university’s overall satisfaction score has risen from 84% in 2017 to 86%.  That ranks the university in joint 36th place out of 156 universities and HE colleges in the UK.

Keynote speakers

Further details will be available soon