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Hello everyone. I have applied to University of Glasgow and I am super excited about possibly going there because their course is just brilliant. I am going to visit the university next week so I can see the facilities and accommodation , unfortunately though I won't be able to meet with anyone due to the Christmas holidays approaching. I just wanted to ask whether the current Glasgow students can perhaps send me their opinion on the uni? Glasgow itself ? Staff and their courses?
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Wait is there an open day next week or ar u just visiting ?
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Wait is there an open day next week or ar u just visiting ?
just visiting
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Hey there,

Thirs year Software Engineering student here. I absolutely love the university, the lecturers and tutors are very friendly and eager to help. Students there are (usually) pretty smart so I find it so nice that we have so many to talk about. My course is quite difficult and demanding, but I enjoy it a lot. You'll also find it that Glaswegians are very friendly people. That is if you can understand them of course. But don't worry about that, it won't be a problem in the West End and you will eventually get used to the accent and understand it perfectly. The city overall looks amazing and you can do so much, unlike for examply Edinburgh which is expensive and from what I heard, boring to live in

There's so much more to say about it, let me know if you have other questions!
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Hey there,

Thirs year Software Engineering student here. I absolutely love the university, the lecturers and tutors are very friendly and eager to help. Students there are (usually) pretty smart so I find it so nice that we have so many to talk about. My course is quite difficult and demanding, but I enjoy it a lot. You'll also find it that Glaswegians are very friendly people. That is if you can understand them of course. But don't worry about that, it won't be a problem in the West End and you will eventually get used to the accent and understand it perfectly. The city overall looks amazing and you can do so much, unlike for examply Edinburgh which is expensive and from what I heard, boring to live in

There's so much more to say about it, let me know if you have other questions!
Hey!

I just got an offer from Glasgow university and I'm already exited to go there. I was researching about this place and wanted to know more from a person who already stays there. Could you fill in?
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1st year, lecturers are good, people are cool, can be a bit posh though. There's always something to do.
Overall i'd recommend it.
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Is it common for Glasgow to accept people who miss their grades by a grade ?
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Is it common for Glasgow to accept people who miss their grades by a grade ?
Depends on the program, if it's Medicine, Law, Dentistry then highly unlikely.
If you miss your conditional by a grade you might still have a chance with other programs.
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Depends on the program, if it's Medicine, Law, Dentistry then highly unlikely.
If you miss your conditional by a grade you might still have a chance with other programs.
English literature?
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English literature?
It's possible, not my department so I don't want to give you false information, but you still have a chance
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Hey!

I just got an offer from Glasgow university and I'm already exited to go there. I was researching about this place and wanted to know more from a person who already stays there. Could you fill in?
Congratulations! What exactly would you like to know? There's a lot of things to talk about haha

In terms of courses I find mine really exciting and I love it, even though it is challenging. There is a lot of support and the lecturers are researchers with years of experience in their fields. There will be some postgrads as tutors too. Lots of support, everyone wants you to do well (this mostly applies to STEM)

In terms of people, Glasgow is an amazing place. People are very friendly everywhere, especially in the West End. There's people from all over the world. I had to problems making friends
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Congratulations! What exactly would you like to know? There's a lot of things to talk about haha

In terms of courses I find mine really exciting and I love it, even though it is challenging. There is a lot of support and the lecturers are researchers with years of experience in their fields. There will be some postgrads as tutors too. Lots of support, everyone wants you to do well (this mostly applies to STEM)

In terms of people, Glasgow is an amazing place. People are very friendly everywhere, especially in the West End. There's people from all over the world. I had to problems making friends
That's fantastic! I'm taking up business management and psychology. I've never been to the UK in my life..and I really dont know anything about the social life in there..I've heard about the numerous music concerts...
Also, I dont know how exactly the shift from high school to college feels like..I'm really exited but damn nervous at the same time too..
How is a usual day in Glasgow??
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Why are so many people using anon?
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That's fantastic! I'm taking up business management and psychology. I've never been to the UK in my life..and I really dont know anything about the social life in there..I've heard about the numerous music concerts...
Also, I dont know how exactly the shift from high school to college feels like..I'm really exited but damn nervous at the same time too..
How is a usual day in Glasgow??
I know people doing both degrees and they're happy about them. One thing about social life in the UK that comes to mind is that alcohol plays an important role, like everywhere else probably, so you'll very likely find yourself on a night out, either clubbing or at a pub. While you're at uni you'll be socialising a lot with your friends in the library or Frasers building, or about anywhere else you can find a seat. The West End has got some really nice restaurants and pubs, not to mention nice landscape such as the Botanic Gardens or Kelvingrove Park, I'm sure you'll visit all these places

Honestly the leap from high school to college is unnoticeable, just make sure you know to make food and do your chores. It's normal to be nervous but I assure you that you will have an amazing time in the first weeks. You'll meet a lot of people who are all eager to make friends and you will be out with them a lot during Freshers week

One thing you might not like at first about Glasgow is the weather which is notoriously unpredictable though it tends to be rainy and windy, but not too cold. You'll get used to it! After Freshers is over you'll be going to classes, meet up with your friends then go spend your breaks somewhere such as the library or maybe grab something to eat. Nothing particularly exciting unless you have really cool lecturers (which there are many). When classes are done you might want to hit the library and study a bit, or hit the gym etc. There's a fair amount of clubs in Glasgow so probably you and your friends will end up in most of them eventually. Scotland's a beautiful country to you'll probably want to visit it too, check out Edinburgh or Loch Lomond which are pretty close

Oh yeah and try to familiarise yourself with the Glasgow accent. Not many people speak it in the West End but they do in the city centre, and you will probably not understand it at first haha
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