University of Gloucestershire (UoG)

CYM works as a collaborative partner of the University of Gloucestershire to oversee and deliver a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

With a tradition of education stretching back to 1847, teaching has been our business for nearly 170 years. Prior to achieving university status in 2001 we have had an interesting and mixed history as an educational institute.

Originally founded by Reverend Francis Close, began life as the Cheltenham Training College at the site that has since become our Francis Close Hall campus (FCH). Since then we have evolved through a number of phases, from becoming the St Paul’s and St Mary’s Colleges in 1921, to becoming the Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education in 1990.

Today the university warmly welcomes staff and students of all faiths and none, while still maintaining a close affiliation with our Christian heritage.

UoG, 2015

Ranked a top 10 new university in the Guardian University Guide 2016

Theological Education Institutions (TEIs)

CYM works in partnership with a range of Theological Education Institutions working within the Common Awards validated by Durham University to develop, resource and endorse a range of undergraduate pathways.

The Common Awards strive to combine creativity and academic rigour in developing pathways of learning that are transformative while promoting the flourishing of distinctive patterns and cultures of teaching and learning. They embrace the formational dimensions of the pursuit of knowledge and the acquisition of skills, encouraging learners to explore and inhabit their calling and become lifelong learners open to the dynamic of the Spirit.

                                                                                                                Ministry Division, Church of England 2015

Current TEI partners:

    • Bristol Baptist College/ Trinity College Bristol

Contact us to find out more about how to work in partnership with CYM in the Common Awards.


Staffordshire University

CYM works in partnership with Staffordshire University to provide undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in children’s, youth work and contextual ministry.

We are the Connected University. We’re connected to the needs of our students, to business and to society. 

Our city campus in Stoke-on-Trent is the University’s nerve centre. We deliver world class healthcare education at our specialist Centres of Excellence in Stafford and Shrewsbury. And a global network of more than 20,000 people study our degrees internationally.

Our industry connections and emphasis on experience make our graduates among the most employable in the UK. A leading university for digital technologies, we are always building on our proud computing heritage and strong reputation for computer games courses.

Our silver award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework recognises excellent standards of learning and teaching, while 78 per cent of our research is world leading or of international importance (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Our interdisciplinary network of research centres drive the publication of hundreds of papers each year.