Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Jazz and Storytelling at FCH this week

Two special events bring together the spheres of poetry, music, and storytelling this week at Francis Close Hall.

Alex Steele and the Improwise Quartet 'will take a deep look at how we can apply ‘jazz thinking’ to enhance our abilities to make change happen in the world, through our powers of language, communication, innovation, leadership and creativity.  The session will focus on lessons, skills, perspectives and values which we can learn from the world of jazz and improvisation, and will feature live demonstrations and interactions with a jazz quartet.' the session runs on Thursday 1 May, 11:00 - 1:00 in TC001.


On Friday 2 May, storytellers and story-writers Anthony Nanson and Kirsty Hartsiotis, from Fire Springs, will host a session called Storytelling and Enchantment: the Imagined and the Real. They will explore ways that imaginative stories can re-enchant our lives and the world we live in with qualities of empathy, connectedness, and significance. The workshop includes storytelling, theory, and interactive exercises and is suitable for anyone interested in writing, language, performance, or the environment.  Details: 1:30 - 4:30 in HC204.

Events are open to all Humanities students, but you must book a place: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/arran-stibbe-6287598237



Wednesday, 23 April 2014

An extra Open Day/Applicant Day on Sunday 27 April



Our Open Day this Sunday will include an Applicant Day element for those students who may have missed the last one but who would like the chance to find out more about us. Applicant Days are special events for students to whom we've offered a place. Whatever stage of the university selection process you're at, please join us.

The School of Humanities Applicant Day takes place on Sunday 4 April from 12:30pm at the Francis Close Hall campus, the Gothic bit of the university, five minutes from Cheltenham town centre. Advice and help are on hand from Accommodation,the Money Advice team,the Student Achievement team and other student services, and our excellent Student Ambassadors, all of whom are currently studying with us.

We offer courses in English Literature, English Literature and Creative Writing, English Literature and History, and English Literature and Language. Come and meet members of the staff team, tell us about yourselves and your study interests, and find out what it's like to study with us. Those of you considering dual subject degrees (they're all BA Single Honours awards) may have particular questions to ask about the experience of learning across the disciplines, so we're running a Q & A session especially for you.

We hope to see you this Sunday.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Welcome to our final Applicant Day of the year, Friday 4 April 2014


The School of Humanities Applicant Day takes place on Friday 4 April from 12:30pm at the Francis Close Hall campus, five minutes from Cheltenham town centre. Join us to learn more about the University of Gloucestershire, its facilities, and what it's like to live and work in Cheltenham. Help is on hand from Accommodation, the Money Advice team, the Student Achievement team and other student services, and our excellent Student Ambassadors, all of whom are currently studying with us.






You'll take part in a subject workshop designed to give a sense of what it's like to study at degree level with us. English Literature and English Literature applicants will be thinking about that creative genius of English writing, William Blake.






Applicant Days offer the ideal way to find out about our courses, to get the feel of the place, to meet students and lecturers. Click here for more information and details of how to book your place; you can also email enquiries@glos.ac.uk or telephone 0844 846 4 846. We look forward very much to seeing you on Friday.