With a population of 110,000, Cheltenham is big enough to attract a variety of cultural and social events. However, it still maintains a "small town" feel, organizing itself into multiple "sub-communities" based around grocers' stalls, fish-and-chips shops and local pubs.
Many BCA students get very involved in extracurricular and social activities at the university. Some choose also to participate in internships or volunteer experiences in local schools, businesses, government and non-profit organizations. The BCA Cheltenham Director identifies appropriate placements for students.
Housing and Meals
BCA Cheltenham students usually live in Regency Hall, student housing near the Francis Close Hall campus. Regency Hall offers single, en suite rooms with shared kitchens. Students receive a meal card that be used at any of the university cafeterias. In addition to the card, you will receive a cash food stipend every two weeks that you can use to purchase groceries.
BCA students have access to all of the university's computer facilities. Broadband Internet connection is also available in the halls for students who bring personal computers or laptops. Please note that there is a connection fee for Internet connections in the villa rooms not included in the BCA program fee.
Public transportation, consisting of buses and taxis, is efficient. For travel between the University's four campuses and the center of both Cheltenham and Gloucester, students may ride the university-provided Unimotion bus free of charge.
BCA students have access to the university's playing fields and sports facilities. The campus offers more than 40 sports clubs and societies, from football and snowboarding to music, acting and film.