This is one of the other universities in Glasgow. It has been around in one form or another since the 1800's however if first came in to being under this name in 1993. This was when Glasgow Polytechnic and The Queen's College, Glasgow were merged.
Introduction to Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow Caledonian University has become one of the largest universities in Scotland with nearly 17,000 students. The campus is self–contained and situated right in the heart of the lively city of Glasgow.
The University is made up of seven academic schools in the areas of business, health and science and technology. Caledonian Business School has a fine reputation for developing innovative programmes in areas such as Risk Management, E-Business and International Fashion Marketing. Our schools contain state-of-the-art laboratories and a number of renowned centres of excellence.
The University attracts international students from over 100 different countries throughout the world andthey bring with them a diversity and enthusiasm which undoubtedly enriches the Caledonian experience for everyone.
Glasgow Caledonian University has a well established reputation for providing high-quality teaching, learning and research which dates back throughout its founding institutions to 1875. All of our programmes are designed to offer students an effective combination of academic study and practical experience. In addition, students have the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills essential for future career development, such as computing, foreign languages and communication skills.
The University offers a wide range of programmes, all of which have a strong focus on ensuring that our graduates have the opportunity to enter a successful career in their chosen discipline. This strong careers focus is illustrated by the fact that 95% of Caledonian students looking for employment found a job or went on to further study within six months of graduation.
Caledonian University is rightly regarded as an extremely welcoming and friendly place in which to study. You’ll be on first-name terms with your lecturers and will benefit from our small class sizes and working on group projects with your fellow students. In addition to this, the university operates an open-door policy where students can drop in to talk with academics or support staff without an appointment.
Industry Links At Glasgow Caledonian University we have succeeded in building up strong links with industry over the years and many of the companies we deal with are world leaders in their field. These relationships benefit the university and our students in many ways. Not only do these companies employ our graduates and take student placements, they also work closely with the university on research and consultancy projects and have a strong input into the design and structure of our programmes.
The Saltire centre is a 5 story building with library facilities on 4 floors. Wireless interent access throughout which is handy if you have your own laptop.
The bookshelves move :) Which is cool but annoying if you need a book and someone is using a different aisle
IT and computing
Lots of computers over 4 floors in the saltire centre as well as some in other buildings aswell. Good printing facilities aswell. There is a 24 hour computer lab within the Students' Association Building.
The ARC gym is located on campus and is pretty good. There are many different sports teams (run by the Students' Association) and sports classes aswell.
There is a John Smith book shop on campus.
Santander is located on campus within the George Moore Building. There are 2 ATM Cash Machines at the Santander Bank and 1 outside the Students' Association Building.
Located right next to Buchanan bus station and 10 minutes walk to Queen street train station.
GCU has a Careers Service with the Employability and Careers Centre. More information: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/student/careers/index.html.
GCU students can find part time jobs through the Careers Service. http://www.gcu.ac.uk/student/careers/vacancies/
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Facilities like 'The Saltire Centre(Library) and food places are absolutely fantastic.
Glasgow Caledonian University Students' Association (GCUSA) exists to represent and enable GCU students to enhance all aspects or their student experience. The Executive Committee, elected by GCU students, work with School Officers and Class Reps to improve the lives of its members. The Students' Association supports all reps at all levels within the University.
The Students' Association operates from the Students' Association Building. The Students' Association Building has a 24 hour computer lab, student social space, games room, cafe and radio station. There is also a basketball court just outside the building. There is not a student bar but the Students' Association has a relationship with local bars to provide this service.
The Students' Association runs sports clubs, societies, student magazine (the edit), radio station (radio caley), active lifestyles programme, an events programme and has lots of ways for students to volunteer.
The Students' Association supports the GCU Welcome Week (Freshers Week) by runs a wide variety of events and achieves that aim to appeal to all new and returning students.
At a national level the Students' Association is affiliated to the National Union of Students (NUS) which lobbies and campaigns for students at a Scottish and UK level.
More information about the Students' Association: http://www.caledonianstudent.com.
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