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The Annual Fund for Excellence is an annual appeal to raise vital funds to provide University of Gloucestershire students with excellent learning experiences and outstanding learning and teaching support. To succeed, we need your help,

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Happy Father's Day Sunday 16th June

Reminder to Alumni - are still using your '@connect.glos.ac.uk' email account? The University of Gloucestershire student email service, known as the Connect service, has been hosted by Microsoft as part of its Live@edu programme. Microsoft is replacing Live@edu with its new Office 365 service. Unfortunately, due to changes being made by Microsoft to the services it provides to UK higher education, @connect.glos.ac.uk email accounts will no longer be available to alumni after 7th June 2013. What do I need to do? You will need to make alternative arrangements and backup copies of important messages and contact address information held in your @connect.glos.ac.uk mailbox. Also advise any contacts as well as the alumni office of your change in email address

 

The SkyDrive service is not part of Office 365. If you have an existing SkyDrive account then it will still be possible to access it by logging in via: http://skydrive.live.com/ If you receive Alumni News via your 'connect.glos.ac.uk' account please email the Alumni Office with your new email address so that we can keep in touch with you. ***PLEASE NOTE: This only applies to former students and NOT current students.***

 

University unveils plans for new accommodation and teaching facilities

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Local residents living close to two Cheltenham university campuses have been given an opportunity to view plans for potential new developments at the University of Gloucestershire's Park and Pittville sites. More...

  Art and Design Degree Show, 1st - 7th June Final year Art and Design students will open the studio doors at both Hardwick and Francis Close Hall campus in June to showcase their work as part of the annual Degree Show. The exhibition from 1st - 7th June, 10am-4pm each day will feature work from students studying Advertising, Fine Art, Photography, Graphic Design and Illustration. Guided tours for groups can be arranged by request, for enquiries please contact FCH Reception on 01242 714551.

Develop Your Sports Coaching Career

     

The UK Coaching Framework has identified the professionalisation of coaching and the development of the world leading coaching system to be its main aims by 2016. So if you've already got a sport-related undergraduate degree, this is an ideal time to consider developing your skills further with an MSc Sports Coaching. And new from this September, you will have the option of studying this course in Bristol with our alliance partner, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS). To find out more come to our Postgraduate Open Event at Oxstalls Campus on 4th June.

 

Need help finding a Job? Then the London Graduate Fair might have the answer. It's FREE to attend and with 80 top employers and training providers attending, 1000s of jobs, a CV surgery and a variety of presentations you'll regret not going. The Graduate Fair is taking place at the Business Design Centre, Islington on Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th June. More...

Interested in Teaching? Why Not Consider Teaching in Further Education? If the thought of teaching students in the lifelong learning sector lights your fire then why not consider studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) and gain your Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS). As one of the only Higher Education Institutes in the South West offering the course on a part-time basis, the University of Gloucestershire is pleased to announce that it is validating the PCET courses running at Gloucestershire College, Cheltenham and University Centre, Yeovil. Come along to our Postgraduate Open Event at Francis Close Hall on 4th June and find out more.

Alumni Reception, Malaysia In June the International Office will be visiting Malaysia and are planning to hold an Alumni Reception to enable Alumni to meet each other and celebrate their time studying at the University of Gloucestershire and its constituent colleges. Details of dates and venue to follow. Please email sevans@glos.ac.uk to express an interest in attending this event.

BEd Primary & Early Years 1979-1982/83 (Park) Reunion - 13th July A reunion is being planned for all BEd Primary & Early Years 19791982/83 alumni who were based at the Park Campus. For further information on this reunion click here.

Have you got your Class of Pin yet?

School of Leisure Reunion - 2014

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.

The School of Leisure and Alumni Office are currently planning to hold a reunion in 2014 and would like to trace all former students from the following courses, Events Management, Hospitality Management Leisure Management, Performing

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Arts, Play and Playwork, Sports Management, Tourism Management. So, if you graduated from any of the above courses and would like further information on the upcoming reunion then please get in touch

Calling all CGCHE Alumni - Can you help? We are trying to re-connect with all former students from the years 19902001 when the University was known as Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education (CGCHE). Why? With 2015 being 25 years since the first cohort of CGCHE graduated we are hoping to organise a reunion to celebrate. So, if you are one of our CGCHE alumni or know the whereabouts of others, who are, then please email your contact details to the Alumni Office and encourage your fellow alumni to do the same.

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

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St Paul & St Mary 1960 - 63 Reunion - 18th May To celebrate 50 years since graduating the class of 1960-63 of St Paul's and St Mary's returned to college for a reunion at the University's Park and FCH Campus. Friendships were rekindled, memories relived, stories told and lots of photographs taken, all in all everyone had a fantastic time and plans are already being made for a reunion in 2014. If you would like to receive information on the plans for a 1960-63 reunion in 2014 then please get in touch.

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. London Graduate Fair - 19th & 20th June, Business Design Centre, Islington. FREE to attend and with 80 top employers and training providers attending, 1000s of jobs, a CV surgery and a variety of presentations you'll regret not going. More...

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

Got a great business idea? Win a share of ÂŁ40,000 towards your business venture. More...

Calling all Psychology graduates. Have you...completed an occupational psychology dissertation or thesis project you are proud of? Are you...an undergraduate, postgraduate or doctorate student who is or has been on a BPS accredited course or programme of study? If so, then the DOP Student Prizes for Excellence Awards are for you... Apply now! Deadline: Friday 1st November 2013

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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 What will you treat your dad, husband or partner to this Father's Day? See how much you could save through your Alumni Association's Benefits & Services

Save 5% on London Theatre Breaks with Showstopper More...

For more benefits and services visit www.glos.ac.uk/alumni 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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June - Alumni Reception, Malaysia. Details tbc. Email sevans@glos.ac.uk if you are interested in attending this event.

7th July - All Golds v South Wales Scorpions, KO 3pm

2nd June - All Golds v North West Crusader, KO 2.30pm

10th July - Inaugural Lecture Series: Professor Adam Hart. Email inaugurallectures@glos.ac.uk for further information.

4th June - Postgraduate and Professional Courses Open Event, 4-7pm, all campuses. To book call 01242 714500, email postgrad@glos.ac.uk or book online

13th July - BEd Primary and Early Years 1979-1982/83 (Park) Reunion. Visit www.glos.ac.uk/alumni for further information on this reunion

5th June - Inaugural Lecture Series: Professor Nigel McLoughlin. Email inaugurallectures@glos.ac.uk for further information.

14th July - All Golds v Hemel Stags, Prince of Wales Stadium, Cheltenham, KO 3pm. Tickets

9th June - All Golds v South Wales Scorpions, Prince of Wales Stadium, Cheltenham, KO 3pm. Tickets

28th July - All Golds v London Skolars, Prince of Wales Stadium, Cheltenham, KO 3pm. Tickets

13th June - St Paul's Practising School Reunion. 12.00 - 2.00pm, FCH. If you are interested in this reunion email alumni@glos.ac.uk

11th August - All Golds v Oldham, KO 3pm

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16th June - All Golds v London Skolars, KO 3pm

18th August - All Golds v Gateshead Thunder,Prince of Wales Stadium, Cheltenham, KO 3pm. Tickets

23rd June - All Golds v North West Crusader, Prince of Wales Stadium, Cheltenham, KO 3pm. Tickets

1st September - All Golds v Rochdale Hornets, KO 3pm

 

30th June - All Golds v Oxford, KO 3pm

2014 July - College of St Paul & St Mary OSA Reunion. Full details tbc. Email alumni@glos.ac.uk if you are interested in attending this event.

St Paul & St Mary 40th Anniversary Reunion. If you are interested in this reunion email alumni@glos.ac.uk

School of Leisure Reunion.To be held in 2014. Full details TBC. If you are interested in this reunion email alumni@glos.ac.uk

St Paul & St Mary 30th Anniversary Reunion. If you are interested in this reunion email alumni@glos.ac.uk

 

St Paul & St Mary 50th Anniversary Reunion. Full details tbc. If you are interested in this reunion email alumni@glos.ac.uk

2015 CGCHE 25 Year Reunion. Full details tbc. If you are interested in this reunion email alumni@glos.ac.uk

St Paul & St Mary 40th Anniversary Reunion. Full details tbc. If you are interested in this reunion email alumni@glos.ac.uk

St Paul & St Mary 50th Anniversary Reunion. Full details tbc. If you are interested in this reunion email alumni@glos.ac.uk

St Paul & St Mary 30th Anniversary Reunion. Full details tbc. If you are interested in this reunion email alumni@glos.ac.uk

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. Inspire others Can you inspire others by sharing your journey from graduating to where you are now? Whether you've travelled the world, pursued a career different to what you originally had in mind when you started at UOG, started your own business, etc since graduating we would love to hear from you.

Organise or Host a reunion Why not reconnect with your fellow former students and organise a reunion or event. The Alumni Office is on hand to help and guide you through the processes of organising an event or reunion. Just think...What are your fellow former students doing now? If you are interested in or would like help organising a reunion or event please get in touch. 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 reestablish a connection with them and so like many other universities we have added a list of lost alumni to our website

If you would like to get involved please get in touch.

 

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.

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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 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

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For more information about how to be involved, why not visit our website or email the Alumni Office

Take on a Student Intern Do you have a work based learning development project that needs completing? If so, why not take on a student intern through the University's Internship Programme. If you would like further information on the University's Student Internship Programme please 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 alumni@glos.ac.uk

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 alumni@glos.ac.uk, 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 alumni@glos.ac.uk so that we can add you to our e-mailing 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 alumni@glos.ac.uk. 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 alumni@glos.ac.uk 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 alumni@glos.ac.uk 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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Alumni News - June 2013