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University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK
In 2008 the University of Gloucestershire came top of the Times Higher ‘Green league’ of UK Universities. It was the first university to achieve ISO14001 accreditation and is committed to sustainability across the whole spectrum of its activities, teaching, research and knowledge exchange. The venue for the conference is the University’s Faculty of Education, Humanities and Sciences at Francis Close Hall Campus, Cheltenham
Francis Close Hall Campus
Travelling to Francis Close Hall and Hardwick Campuses
From the A40 or A435 (South East)
Approaching Cheltenham on the A40, follow signs for Town Centre until traffic lights signposted Prestbury and Winchcombe. Turn right into Hales Road, which continues past GCHQ (Oakley site) into Priors Road. Follow the road until T-junction and turn right onto Prestbury Road. At the first mini roundabout turn immediately left into Tatchley Lane, signposted Evesham and Racecourse. Continue for approximately 1 mile past Pittville Campus and over the next two mini roundabouts. At the large roundabout by the racecourse take the second exit into Swindon Lane. At the first mini roundabout turn left into Tommy Taylor's Lane and continue into Folly Lane. At the T-junction turn left into St Paul's Road: the entrance to Francis Close Hall campus is approximately 50 yards along this road on the right hand side.
For Hardwick, turn right at the T-junction and the entrance is approximately 50 yards along this road on your right hand side.
From M5 Junction 11 (Northbound)
Leave the motorway at Junction 11 and join the dual carriageway to Cheltenham. Take the third exit at the next roundabout signposted Cheltenham A40 past GCHQ. Take the second exit (stay on A40) at next roundabout into 40 mph limit. Join left-hand filter into Gloucester Road before traffic lights opposite the Shell petrol station. Continue along Gloucester Road and go straight on at the mini roundabout. Go straight through the next three sets of traffic lights. After pedestrian crossing by Tesco move into right-hand lane. Turn right at lights, then move into left-hand lane and take the left hand bend signposted A4019 at the traffic lights. Go past the Royal Mail sorting office and follow the main road to the right, through the next traffic lights. You can now see Francis Close Hall campus on your left. After the pedestrian crossing take the next turning left into St Paul's Lane. The entrance to the campus car park is on the left hand side. Further parking is available if you continue along St Paul's Lane and turn left into St Paul's Road and then left into the campus.
For Hardwick, continue along St Paul's Road for approximately 100 yards and the entrance is on your right hand side.
From M5 Junction 10 (Southbound)
Exit the motorway at Junction 10 and join Tewkesbury Road (A4019) at give way. Continue along this road for approximately 2 miles. At the large roundabout go straight over following signs for Town Centre. Carry on for approximately 1 mile down this road, filtering left at the traffic lights after Wicks and Office World. Move into right-hand lane (one-way street) and turn right at the end. Take immediate tight left-hand turn under railway bridge (Carlton Place), and turn right at the end into St Paul's Road. Carry on for a further 60 yards and Francis Close Hall is on your right hand side.
For Hardwick, turn left into St Paul's Road and carry on for approximately 40 yards, the entrance is now on your right hand side.