Glasgow Caledonian University is a distinctive, inclusive and forward-looking university that is committed to its social mission to promote the common good. They have become an international centre of excellence in higher education, promoting employability and global citizenship in our graduates. They win awards for their support and commitment to the student experience, whilst delivering innovation through our world-class research in key areas of strength.
So far it has been hard work but it is fun. I have met lots of friendly people. It is central and easily accessible. Can socialise out with the university with lots of shops, bars etc.
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Please feel free to ask anything and everything about the University, our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, research opportunities and student life... Different advisers will share their expertise and knowledge with you and would love to hear from you soon.
If you are unable to make one of our scheduled Open Days you can book on one of our campus tours, which are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Booking is essential.
A Student Ambassador will be your guide around our modern and award-winning facilities including the library, student learning and support services, recreation, catering and accommodation and can answer questions about student life at the University. The tour will begin at our Campus Tour meeting point.
We are offering a travel bursary to contribute towards the cost of visiting the University for the tour. See our website for Terms and Conditions.
To find out when the next Open Day is, take a look at the Open Day calendar here.
Student Life in Glasgow
With its heady mix of of culture, architecture, music, nightlife, shopping and sport, not to mention its friendly residents, Glasgow has everything you need. Accessible, affordable and multicultural, this is a great city for students from all backgrounds and cultures. Glasgow is one of National Geographic Traveler's top 20 'Best of the World' destinations for 2016. The city was also voted ‘friendliest city in the world’ in a Rough Guide poll and described as a must visit destination by the New York Times, The Guardian and Wanderlust. A dazzling array of bars, restaurants, clubs, theatres and cinemas all combine to create an unrivalled nightlife that attracts visitors from all over the UK and beyond.
The university is very close to the Buchanan Street and Cowcaddens underground railway stations - part of Glasgow's famous "Clockwork Orange" subway system - generally recognised as the third underground railway system to be built in the world, after London and Budapest. The university is situated within easy walking distance of both Glasgow Queen Street Station and Glasgow Central Station. Glasgow Airport is situated approximately 10 miles to the west of the City Centre and is linked to the City Centre with a regular (every 20 minutes) bus service to Buchanan Bus Station which is opposite the University. The University is also covered with bike parking spaces on campus.
ESN at GCU organizes fun events so students from different cultures can get to know each other, learn about other countries, improve their language skills and together enjoy their time abroad.
This is a new GCU Fashion Society set up for all you fashion lovers! Join them for some fun fashion-related activities over the year such as clothes swaps, discount nights, fashion shows, nights out and much more.
The GCU LOST Society is run by student volunteers in GCU. The aims of the society are to organise and run a massive fundraising event where participants are taken to a previously undisclosed location and asked to make their way back for free.
The GCU Gender Equality Society is a forum whereby gender related issues, campaigns and discussions are shared with one another in an inclusive environment.
The Allister Boyd Legacy Group is setup to carry on the legacy of Allister Boyd, a former GCU student and to continue his outstanding charity work in the fight against cancer.
- Pulling up the drawbridge - The development and launch of BBC News Online 21 Sept 2016: Bob Eggington will be at GCU on Wednesday 21st September to share the story of NOL: As it was called inside the Corporation. He’ll give a ‘warts and all’ account of how the website was launched in the face of BBC bureaucracy and corporate ‘skullduggery’ (as one insider put it), as well as insights about what he’s learned from that experience and his views on multi platform news-gathering twenty years later.
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T: +44 (0)141 331 3000
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