As a multi-campus university spanning sites in Cheltenham and Gloucester, helping students and staff to make smarter travel choices is challenging, but important for us. Smarter travel helps support healthier lifestyles, limit rising pollution, improve air quality in urban areas, and bring down our impact in congestion as well as carbon.
Actions we are taking to support smart travel:
The software for Microsoft Teams has been deployed to all machines and is also available via the web. All new monitors have webcams built in. There is internal staff guidance here and online resources available here.
Video and teleconferencing technology
Currently available in Fullwood House at Park, the Boardroom at Oxstalls and AP012 at Hardwick.
To connect remote learners and researchers, lecture capture is available in all of the main lecture spaces and is loaded on to Planet eStream for offline viewing.
This programme has been rolled out to enable remote access to workstations. Details can be found here.
We provide safe routes with distances and journey times between campuses. See Smart Travel route links.
Cycle purchasing incentives
Bike and accessories for travelling to and from work can be purchased tax free using a salary sacrifice scheme with Cyclescheme through Human Resources.
Supplying cycle equipment
Staff and students can also buy Sold Secure bicycle locks through the University’s online store.
Discounted bus services
In partnership with Stagecoach Gloucestershire, we offer discounted bus travel for students and staff with a ‘Unirider’ ticket. Annual bus passes can also be purchased through the University’s online shop.
Improving bus services
We worked with Stagecoach to improve the 94U bus route which includes University stops, and is now extended to the new Pittville Student Village. Download the stagecoach app for live bus times and to find your nearest stop.
Supporting car sharing
Reduced price campus parking permits are available for car sharers and we have a staff car share scheme to encourage lift sharing
Supporting electric vehicle use
We use maintenance vehicles which run on electricity at our Park and Oxstalls sites, our IT department uses an electric van, and we have six charging points at our Oxstalls campus.