A National Star College student sitting in her chair smiles up to a lady.

National Star is based at Ullenwood near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire. The site is stunningly beautiful at all times of the year, and we encourage members of the community to visit us and enjoy the many facilities we have to offer.

You may want to hire our rooms for meetings or staff training days, play a round of StarGolf, enjoy a superb meal in our StarBistro, browse the unique gifts in our StarShop or even stay in our StarGlamping pods.

We also often hold country fairs in our grounds, which make a fun day out for all the family.

And it’s not all about coming to see us. Learners enjoy being part of the community in Cheltenham and Gloucester, and can often be seen shopping, using leisure facilities and going to pub and clubs in the area. In addition, many local employers provide opportunities for learners to gain work experience in a real business environment so that they can develop their skills for life after college. Do say hello if you see one of them! You may also encounter learners raising awareness of brilliant causes like Children In Need and Red Nose Day, as well as the national disability awareness campaign, Right Not A Fight.

Find out more

For more information about how you can enjoy all that we have to offer at National Star, please contact our Events and Lettings Coordinator on 01242 535983.

Glos Gem Project

The Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Project aims to engage with and support individuals in Gloucestershire who are currently dealing with circumstances that are potentially causing barriers to work and move these people closer towards education, training, volunteering or work, including self-employment.

The GEM Project will reconnect people with their local services and ultimately help them achieve their desired work based outcome through an individual personalised action plan. This programme is a unique partnership of community based organisations, managed by Gloucestershire Gateway Trust on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council.

The GEM Project is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund, and aims to engage with 1,100 people over the next three years until December 2019.

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