Introduction

Studying in Gloucester gives students the best of both worlds – all the fun and convenience of a bustling city, with close links to some of the best countryside in the UK. Not only do you have easy access to the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean, the stunning town of Cheltenham is practically on your doorstep. With the train station just a 15-minute walk from our student accommodation in Gloucester, you’ll find regular services to Cheltenham Spa that will have you in the town in around 10 minutes.

While it’s well-known for its literary connections and beautiful setting, there’s also lots of fun things for students to do in Cheltenham including exploring the excellent nightlife. Whether you’re looking to party well into the night or after a good spot to chill with your friends, there’s a place for you in Cheltenham.

So, if you’re looking for more of the best student nights in and around Gloucester, then check out our handy guide with a student night for every day of the week with the best drinks deals and dance floors ready and waiting for you to enjoy.

Monday: Fever

Get the week off to a colourful start at Fever Cheltenham, a retro disco-style venue complete with colour changing dance floor, disco balls and playing the very best music from the 70s to the 90s. If cheesy tunes aren’t your thing, head to the Beach room decked out with a boat shaped bar and a number of booths that you can reserve for when you need a break from dancing to the latest club anthems and enjoy some awesome discounts on mixers and cocktails.

Where: GL50 1HE
Distance: 25 minute walk or 5 minute drive*
Entry: From £3
Collegiate Recommends: Best for cheesy music

Tuesday: Frog & Fiddle

We rate the Frog and Fiddle as one of the best student bars in Cheltenham and with very good reason. Students can enjoy all sorts of treats including a host of drinks for under £3, cocktail teapots and an exclusive student menu. As well as showing major sporting events, the Frog and Fiddle also showcase live music from local artists, including University of Gloucestershire students.

Where: GL50 3HW
Distance: Less than 25 minute walk or 5 minute drive*
Entry: Free
Collegiate Recommends: Best for live music

Wednesday: MooMoo

Right in the centre of Cheltenham you’ll find the popular student club, MooMoo. It’s famed for cheap doubles for students and having three spacious dance floors to choose from. Whether you’re looking for cheesy pop tunes, stylish R&B or a dance arena complete with strobe lighting, LED screens and the biggest anthems, there’s something for everyone at MooMoos. Blue Wednesdays is the official University of Gloucestershire’s student, sports and society nights out so you can expect a buzzing atmosphere and some interesting fancy dress themes.

Where: GL50 3HW
Distance: Less than 25 minute walk or 5 minute drive*
Entry: From £3
Collegiate Recommends: Best for students only

Thursday: Under the Prom

Cheltenham’s hidden nightclub Under the Prom is the town’s number one spot for a late-night party. With three fully stocked premium bars and a huge dance floor playing everything from R&B to reggae, you can party until 4am every Thursday. If you’ve got a celebration to consider, check out their VIP packages with complimentary welcome champagne, concierge service and a secure check in of your personal belongings so you can just focus on enjoying the night.

Where: GL50 1NW
Distance: Less than 25 minute walk or 5 minute drive*
Entry: Free
Collegiate Recommends: Best for late night dancing

Friday: 2 Pigs

If you’re looking for the best in rock, indie, metal and everything in between, as well as the chance to catch local bands in Cheltenham, 2 Pigs is the premium alternative venue on Friday nights. With great value drinks and discounted entry for students, 2 Pigs also has an all-weather courtyard – ideal for taking a breather from the mosh pit! Open until 3am, you and your friends can take your pick of two floors packed with the best in alternative music.

Where: GL50 3HA
Distance: Less than 25 minute walk or 5 minute drive*
Entry: From £3
Collegiate Recommends: Best for alternative music

Saturday: Home and Botanic

Home and Botanic in Cheltenham is a truly unique venue with five incredible rooms for you to choose from; a cocktail bar, essential clubroom, ultimate disco, piano bar and a bier haus. The club’s Saturday sessions offer light shows, dancing, live DJs and booths that you can book for a haven away from the dancefloor when you want to enjoy a delicious cocktail or two. It’s a ‘dress to impress’ kind of club too so you can end the week in style!

Where: GL50 3DT
Distance: Less than 25 minute walk or 5 minute drive*
Entry: From £3
Collegiate Recommends: Best for a fancier evening

Student Accommodation in Cheltenham

When you’ve managed to rally the group off the dancefloor, you can easily make your way back to your Gloucester University accommodation. At Upper Quay House, you can enjoy a late night snack and a debrief of the evening in the shared kitchen, and then retreat to the comfort of your own room. Relax and recover from a great night out in a comfy bed with your own en-suite, ready to take on the next big night out. With all bills and WiFi included, and a premium location for everything Gloucester and Cheltenham has to offer, you can focus on enjoying living and studying in this amazing part of the UK.