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Everytime I say I will go to GCU people invite me to change my mind because GCU is bad! :eek:
I will study Digital Security, Forensics and Ethical Hacking.
Is this university really bad?
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Everytime I say I will go to GCU people invite me to change my mind because GCU is bad! :eek:
I will study Digital Security, Forensics and Ethical Hacking.
Is this university really bad?
Don't listen to these people. Each University has it's own strengths. For example, GCU's nursing program is one of the best in Scotland.

If you are to look at Ranking tables, yes, GCU is probably the lowest of the three in the title, this doesn't mean it's a bad University.

Last year it was ranked 80th of 124. Like I said though, some degrees are better coming from different universities.

I can't imagine Digital Security, Forensics and Ethical Hacking is offered at many universities in the world, let alone Scotland. In fact, I think Abertay is the only other Uni is Scotland which offers Ethical Hacking. Is it as reputable as Glasgow Uni or Edinburgh Uni, no. It's not a bad university though, so don't let these people bring you down. At the end of the day, you should be doing a degree that you think you'll love. You could study Law at St. Andrews, but you won't love it, thus you won't work as hard. Do something you love, no matter where it is, that's what matters!
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I get the exact same from everyone, but I've made my decision that I'm going to GCU. Go where YOU want to go, you'll do better if you enjoy it


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Don't listen to these people. Each University has it's own strengths. For example, GCU's nursing program is one of the best in Scotland.

If you are to look at Ranking tables, yes, GCU is probably the lowest of the three in the title, this doesn't mean it's a bad University.

Last year it was ranked 80th of 124. Like I said though, some degrees are better coming from different universities.

I can't imagine Digital Security, Forensics and Ethical Hacking is offered at many universities in the world, let alone Scotland. In fact, I think Abertay is the only other Uni is Scotland which offers Ethical Hacking. Is it as reputable as Glasgow Uni or Edinburgh Uni, no. It's not a bad university though, so don't let these people bring you down. At the end of the day, you should be doing a degree that you think you'll love. You could study Law at St. Andrews, but you won't love it, thus you won't work as hard. Do something you love, no matter where it is, that's what matters!
I would like to thank you for these words. They are so significant and honest.
I asked this question because I am from Italy, and I don't know Scottish universities... I don't want to make the worst choice, but I feel like GCU is the best one for me, don't know why!

Thank you very much!
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I get the exact same from everyone, but I've made my decision that I'm going to GCU. Go where YOU want to go, you'll do better if you enjoy it


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Thank you very much! So, we'll be university-mates next year
I'll go to GCU because I like their methods, even if I tried them only online!
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(Original post by Calum10)
Don't listen to these people. Each University has it's own strengths. For example, GCU's nursing program is one of the best in Scotland.

If you are to look at Ranking tables, yes, GCU is probably the lowest of the three in the title, this doesn't mean it's a bad University.

Last year it was ranked 80th of 124. Like I said though, some degrees are better coming from different universities.

I can't imagine Digital Security, Forensics and Ethical Hacking is offered at many universities in the world, let alone Scotland. In fact, I think Abertay is the only other Uni is Scotland which offers Ethical Hacking. Is it as reputable as Glasgow Uni or Edinburgh Uni, no. It's not a bad university though, so don't let these people bring you down. At the end of the day, you should be doing a degree that you think you'll love. You could study Law at St. Andrews, but you won't love it, thus you won't work as hard. Do something you love, no matter where it is, that's what matters!
There is no law programme at St Andrews... just fyi
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There is no law programme at St Andrews... just fyi
It was merely an example of the main point I was trying to make.
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There is no law programme at St Andrews... just fyi
Jeez it was just an example!!!
Relax!
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I'm in your exact position and italian as well
I'm leaning towards GCU because I prefer the course as a whole, so it'll probably be my firm.

I might see you in September then!

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I'm in your exact position and italian as well
I'm leaning towards GCU because I prefer the course as a whole, so it'll probably be my firm.

I might see you in September then!

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I decided to choose Digital Security, Forensics and Ethical Hacking as firm choice.
6/10 in Maths and English, 60/100 at Maturità...

In poche parole una "unconditional"

Wish to see ya in September!
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(Original post by micsuxx)
I decided to choose Digital Security, Forensics and Ethical Hacking as firm choice.
6/10 in Maths and English, 60/100 at Maturità...

In poche parole una "unconditional"

Wish to see ya in September!
They offered me a conditional as well for marketing, though it is pretty much unconditional as I already have my grades. However, it is subject to me obtaining 75% in the Esame di Stato (got 77%) and 6 in the Ielts (got 7.5).
I sent my diploma and Ielts results and they told me they'll get back to me as soon as they've gone through all the applicants who haven't received an offer yet.

Fingers crossed! And good luck with your exams anyway.

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They offered me a conditional as well for marketing, though it is pretty much unconditional as I already have my grades. However, it is subject to me obtaining 75% in the Esame di Stato (got 77%) and 6 in the Ielts (got 7.5).
I sent my diploma and Ielts results and they told me they'll get back to me as soon as they've gone through all the applicants who haven't received an offer yet.

Fingers crossed! And good luck with your exams anyway.

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Thanks!

In case, we'll get out for a drink!
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Hello I'm from Spain and I'm applying for next course. I'm interested in MEng Mechanical Engineering, and Glasgow offers a Mechanical with Aeronautics course which might well be my first option.

One of my plan B's is the GCU which has a Mechanical electronic Systems MEng that looks pretty good, however it is quite below Glasgow in the League Tables and I am not sure if it should be among my other 4 choices for UCAS rather than the same course in Edimburgh, Strathclyde or Glasgow, as I believe I can deal with their higher entry requirements.

I know this is an old post but I am new and have not found any comparison between the two Glasgow unis, plus most of you must know what the GCU is like by now.

Thank you in advance.
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Hi Strathclyde is considered the best uni for engineering in Glasgow. I have friends who studied engineering at Strathclyde, gcu and Uws and all of them enjoyed studying at each institution and successfully got good jobs in the U.K. As engineers.

The ranking tables are important, but sometimes the best uni on the list isn't the best uni for the individual. For example a ranking criteria is how many academic papers the university publishes. If a university doesn't publish many papers then it negatively affects the universities standings. For most students the publishing of papers does not directly benefit them and could actually result in less lecture time due to staff having other academic goals outside of teaching.

It might be good to look at LinkedIn to research where recent graduates from the different institutions have gained employment. This might give a clue to the preferred institutions that companies select grads from.

Hope this helps
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It was absolutely helpful, I would have never thought about the LinkedIn thing, thanks 👍
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