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Why choose SGS?

International - Why SGS College

Situated close to the exciting and dynamic city of Bristol, SGS Filton is a major provider of further education, higher education and vocational training. We are part of South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, which welcomes around 15,500 full and part-time students each year, including nearly 100 international students from around the world.

Our students benefit from high quality teaching, a dynamic and exciting atmosphere, and excellent modern facilities, including:

  • A library and learning resource centre with state-of-the-art IT facilities
  • Free internet and email access
  • A new £3 million A Level centre
  • Bristol Academy of Sport, developed for students who want to combine studying with playing sport
  • New commercial hairdressing and beauty salons
  • Unrivalled indoor and outdoor sports facilities at our £30 million WISE campus
  • Superb teaching spaces for art and design
  • A 250-seat theatre for performing arts and events

Student support and enrichment

As well as our friendly international team, all students benefit from the support of their own personal tutor, who will help you achieve your academic goals during your time at college. You’ll meet with your tutor each week, in both group and one-to-one sessions.

If you have a problem during your time at college, and you’d like to talk to someone in complete confidence, you can speak to one of our trained and experienced counsellors, or our college chaplain.

All SGS students have the chance to be a part of our thriving student union. The student union is responsible for organising many of the college’s exciting enrichment activities, including our freshers’ fayre, fun trips and days out, our Christmas party, and many other activities throughout the year.

Why Bristol?

Bristol is the largest city in the South West, with a population of 420,000. Close to England’s beautiful West Country and the glorious Cotswolds, it is an attractive, modern, multicultural city with excellent leisure facilities and transport links.

Bristol is very accessible: London is only a couple of hours away by train or coach, and Bristol Airport is located on the outskirts of the city.

Bristol is a lively and interesting city, with a thriving nightlife and arts scene, museums and galleries, and a wealth of modern shopping facilities.

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Useful Information

Prepare for Success is an interactive web learning tool for international students who are getting ready to come to the UK for study in further or higher education.

Prepare for Success