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Welcome to your Alumni Association's e-Newsletter, which brings you updates from across the University, news about alumni events and activities, and information on the latest benefits available to alumni.

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University launches 2013 Enterprise Awards

What's On Stay Involved!

The University of Gloucestershire launched its third annual Enterprise Awards at the University's Oxstalls campus in Gloucester on Wednesday 30 January. Building on the successes of last yea's event, the University will be open for nominations from current and past staff and students and local businesses with links to the University, who are involved in innovation and enterprise.

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The Awards will include six categories including an Enterprising Legacy category for former students or staff, an Employability Champion award for individuals or organisations who have supported current students for example by offering internships or mentoring, and an Innovation Partnership category, which will recognise organisations who have developed projects in partnership with the University. More...

All Golds Sign Ireland International The University of Gloucestershire All Golds are delighted to announce their latest signing, Irish international and former Sheffield Eagles RLFC winger, Tim Bergin. Tim gained 10 caps representing Ireland. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Sheffield Eagles Shooting Star Award and in 2011 was voted the Ireland Rugby League Player of the Year. While studying in Scotland he represented the Scotland Students' Rugby Union team from 2005-2008 receiving nine caps before switching to Rugby League in 2009. More...

Aaron Buckley Film Production, 2011 More...

Premier League Referees Don Cap and Gown

Emmy Winning Photographer Supports Budding Film Makers

After years of officiating at hundreds of Premier League matches, an elite group of professional referees finally had the opportunity to celebrate their academic achievements at a special presentation at the University of Gloucestershire's on January 14.

Cinematographer Ben Smithard has become a patron of the film production course at the University of Gloucestershire.

The 12 referees, including the majority of Select Group Referees, were due to join fellow students from the University's Faculty of Business, Education and Professional Studies at their Graduation ceremony on November 20 but were unfortunately unable to attend due to their work commitments in the UEFA Europa League. More...

Ben, who shot My Week With Marilyn, The Trip, The Damned United, both series of Cranford, winning an Emmy for the second series, is also a member of the prestigious British Society of Cinematographers (BSC). More...

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Calling all Creative Alumni The University of Gloucestershire is looking in to developing an online international creative industries network. The aim of this network is to help enhance international career opportunities for alumni who have studied creative courses at the University. One example of a service the network might provide includes an online platform to display/showcase your work to potential employers and clients. However, in order to develop this network we need your feedback and would appreciate 5 minutes of your time to complete our International Creative Network Survey. The results of the survey will feed into the development of this new initiative.

CGCHE pins Unfortunately we have sold out of our Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education pins for now. But if you are interested in getting hold of one please do get in touch and we will let you know when more CGCHE pins become available.

Due to the popularity of the Class of 2011 pin we now have a stock of 'Class of' pins available for years 2001 to 2012. Pins cost £3 each and all proceeds will be donated to the University's Annual Fund for Excellence. To order your pin click here.

St Paul & St Mary Former Staff Reunion - 7th March

A reunion for all former staff of St Paul's College, St Mary's College and the joint College of St Paul & St Mary is taking place on Thursday 7th March at the Renaissance Restaurant on Princess Elizabeth Way, Cheltenham from 12.00pm. For further information and to book online click here.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Have you got your Class of Pin yet?

Postgraduate Open Event - Wednesday 20th February Come along to our next Postgraduate Open Event on Wednesday 20th February and find out how further study can help you advance your career. You may even be eligible for a fee discount of up to 20% if you start a new designated postgraduate course after successfully completing a full-time undergraduate degree with us within the last year. If you graduated more than a year ago then you could still be eligible for a discount of 10% - please contact us for further information as terms and conditions apply. For information about the open event and to find out which campus you should visit on the day, please visit Please contact us to confirm your attendance at the event: call 01242 714500, email or book on line.

Calling all International Alumni

Summer Ball - 27th April

We would like to see more of you re-connecting and sharing your memories and experiences with each other, whether it be over dinner or at a social event. So, if you would like to setup an alumni group in your city or country then please get in touch.

Fairground, bands, DJs, silent disco, photographers, all at the beautiful racecourse with Radio One's Nick Grimshaw confirmed and headliners and other acts to follow.

Thank you to those of you who have already responded to our appeal. We will be in touch soon.

More info coming soon but if you fancy a bargain - grab an early bird ticket now. 700 on sale at £35 before the price goes up to £45. More...

Calling all Accountants in Service Organisations - Can you help? Angela Lorenz a senior lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire, is currently conducting Research into the use of contemporary management accounting techniques in UK service organisations. The

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service sector is a vital part of the UK economy yet many of the advances in management accounting are orientated to improving manufacturing organisations. Research is required with a service sector orientation to explore how the advances in management accounting have been and can be applied successfully in a service sector environment. For many organisations in the service sector the research may enable benchmarking and greater insight into which contemporary techniques could be utilised in the sector. This work is being sponsored by CIMA through a Seedcorn research grant. As part of the research Angela is conducting a questionnaire, and this is where we need your feedback and would appreciate 15 minutes of your time to complete the questionnaire. The results of the questionnaire will be reported on and it is hoped that they will aid our understanding of the scope of management accounting in service organisations and the successfulness of the techniques in this sector.

News from YOU! Do you have any news or an announcement you would like to share? If so, email your news or announcement to the alumni office and we will try and include it in our new News from YOU/Announcements section


Job Opportunities University of Gloucestershire Opportunities (UGO) is a new initiative setup to help students, alumni and employers find the jobs and employees they looking for.

Competitions If you know of any competitions which the Development and Alumni Office could promote to your fellow Alumni then please get in touch.

Lost and Found Please check our website for details of alumni with whom we are trying to get in touch. If you have any information about these people, please get in touch.

Benefits We are all interested in saving ÂŁ's. Why not take a look at our latest benefits & services and see how much you could save through your Alumni Association's Benefits & Services:

Save 10% on all orders with Plastic Guns clothing and accessories More...

Save up to 20% on postgraduate courses with the University of Gloucestershire More...

For more benefits and services visit If YOU would like to advertise on our Benefits & Services pages, this service is currently FREE of charge for alumni, then please contact the Alumni Office for further details.

What's On Please note that events are subject to change without prior notice, so click on the event to view the latest information.

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7th February - The Business Planning Programme Event

3rd May - Business Planning Competition: Business Plan Submission

8th February - Business Planning Competition: Meet Your Mentor

18th May - St Mary's & St Paul's 1960-63 Reunion. Contact for further information.

20th February - Inaugural Lecture Series: Professor Diane Crone. Email for further information.

22nd May - Business Planning Competition: Finalists Presentation

20th February - Postgraduate and Professional Open Event, 4-7pm, all campuses. To book call 01242 714500,r email or book online.

23rd May - St Paul's Practising School Reunion. Details TBC. If you are interested in this reunion email

7th March - St Paul & St Mary Former Staff Reunion. For further information and book online click here. Alternatively email

5th June - Inaugural Lecture Series: Professor Nigel McLoughlin. Email for further information.

20th March - Inaugural Lecture Series: Professor John Hughes. Email for further information.

10th July - Inaugural Lecture Series: Professor Adam Hart. Email for further information.

24th April - Inaugural Lecture Series: Professor Melanie Ilic. Email for further information.

Class of 1993 BEd Physical Education Reunion Details TBC. If you are interested in this reunion email

More events...

Stay Involved! Although you are welcome to simply receive our e-newsletter, sit back and read about the university and its alumni and friends, you are also invited to become actively involved in the ongoing development of the alumni association. Here are a few examples of how you can get involved. Host a reunion Help set up an alumni group or organise a reunion. See our What’s On page for details of events and reunions happening in the next few months.

Supply a testimonial Tell us about your course, your time at Gloucestershire and what you are up to now by emailing

Recruit a graduate Contact our Careers Centre if you are in the position to advertise vacancies within your company. We can advertise your vacancies to some brilliant students and graduates free of charge. Email

Calling all international graduates International graduates can become international ambassadors so that prospective students from their country can contact them to talk about living and studying in Cheltenham and Gloucester. Visit our international website.

Finding lost alumni There are a number of graduates, that for a variety of reasons, we have lost touch with over the years. We would very much like to re-establish a connection with them and so like many other universities we have added a list of lost alumni to our website If one of your classmates appears on the list then we are missing their postal address, email address, phone number or all three! Please let them know and encourage them to get in touch

Make a donation The University of Gloucestershire aims to provide an education for life and for all, not just in the classroom, but in how we live our lives. No matter what they choose to study, helping our students become better citizens of the world is at the heart of what we do, and with your help, create a better future. More For more information about how to be involved, why not visit our website or email us at

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Contact Us Spread the Word Please forward this e-newsletter onto any fellow alumni who you think may not have received it and encourage them to register their email addresses with the Alumni Association at, so that they can also keep up to date on forthcoming events and activities. If you have received this Alumni news via a fellow former student please do email so that we can add you to our emailing list. Sustainability In playing our part in sustainability within the University the Alumni Association is transferring from paper to electronic based communication. So to ensure you are kept up to date please register your email address with us at Why this email was sent Upon graduating all students are automatically registered as members of the University's Alumni Association to receive communications from the Alumni Association. Therefore, this email was sent by the University of Gloucestershire Alumni Association to you because when you originally registered for your course you gave us your email address along with permission to contact you. Email delivery To ensure that future emails from University of Gloucestershire Alumni Association are delivered to your inbox and are not treated as spam, please add to your address book or list of approved senders and receivers. To manage your email communication preferences please contact us. Unsubscribe If you no longer wish to receive Alumni News please email confirming your full name and the email address to be unsubscribed. Postal Address: Alumni Association, University of Gloucestershire, Rm203 Fullwood House, The Park, Cheltenham GL50 2RH

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University of Gloucestershire Alumni News - February 2013 issue  

Welcome to your Alumni Association's e-Newsletter, which brings you updates from across the University, news about alumni events and activit...

University of Gloucestershire Alumni News - February 2013 issue  

Welcome to your Alumni Association's e-Newsletter, which brings you updates from across the University, news about alumni events and activit...