Glasgow Caledonian University

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Founded

1993

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Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) was founded in 1993, after the merging of Glasgow Polytechnic with The Queen's College. 

Home to more than 20,000 students, it is now one of Scotland's largest universities and, with over £45million recently invested in state-of-the-art facilities, its main campus in Glasgow city centre is regarded as one of the most modern campuses in the UK.

The university is made up of three schools: the School of Engineering and Built Environment, Glasgow School for Business and Society, and School of Health and Life Sciences. GCU also has a presence in New York City and in Spitalfields in London, which offers postgraduate courses in fashion.

GCU prides itself on being a practical institution that offers a unique range of degree programmes. It is the only university to offer an Honours degree in Risk Management and its London-based school of fashion is the only one of its kind to offer an MBA in Luxury Brand Management.

The university's practical approach has led to the development of teaching facilities such as a virtual hospital, broadcasting suite and a fashion factory. It’s an approach that’s been commended by the Confederation of British Industry and Future Fit, among others, for successfully preparing its students for employment.

GCU is also a popular choice among students for its courses in nursing and midwifery, and the university boasts strong links with the NHS.

It has a strong reputation for implementing effective widening access policies. Its award-winning initiative, The Caledonian Club, works with young people in Glasgow and London to tackle below average progression rates into higher education.

The university's motto is 'For the common good' and it is one of only 29 universities and colleges in the world to be certified as a 'Changemaker Campus' by Ashoka U, for promoting higher education as a vehicle for social change. It is also the first Scottish university to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.

Commonly referred to as the 'culture capital' of Scotland, Glasgow was also cited by National Geographic in 2016 as being one of the top places in the world to visit.

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Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Medicine and Healthcare, Life Science and Biology, Social Science, Law, Physical Science, Arts and Humanities, Psychology

Location

United Kingdom
Britannia Building, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow , G4 0BA, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Nestor
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I truly believe this university knows the path that had to undertake to become a University and took it to teaching. This organization is a very reliable University that truly understands what is like to be a student, either from the same country...

I truly believe this university knows the path that had to undertake to become a University and took it to teaching. This organization is a very reliable University that truly understands what is like to be a student, either from the same country or from elsewhere. The courses are good and can be very challenging if you want them to be, and the staff can be very friendly and can really push you as a student. Moreover, has been ranked 18th in the UK behind very prestigious institutions, making this "new" University a great place to study.

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Fantastic university with helpful and approachable members of staff. Ideal location for public transport and great campus! Caledonian university has multiple libraries on site and plenty of quiet areas to do work. Overall, I had a really...

Fantastic university with helpful and approachable members of staff. Ideal location for public transport and great campus! Caledonian university has multiple libraries on site and plenty of quiet areas to do work. Overall, I had a really positive experience here and would highly recommend this university to others!

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The staff are very supportive and the lecturers are very focused on delivering employability skills within the academic modules. The main focus is for the students to study the literature and this helps them understand the importance of proven...

The staff are very supportive and the lecturers are very focused on delivering employability skills within the academic modules. The main focus is for the students to study the literature and this helps them understand the importance of proven processes to put into practice in the workplace. The experience was outstanding which immensely impacted on my learning journey to achieve the best results!

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GCU is a superb place to study, especially for international students. While at GCU, I didn't really feel far from home as I made new friends and family while receiving support in all sense from the international support team. Academically, the...

GCU is a superb place to study, especially for international students. While at GCU, I didn't really feel far from home as I made new friends and family while receiving support in all sense from the international support team. Academically, the staff were supportive and ensure the success of their students in their respective programmes are successful.

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I really like every aspect of Glasgow Caledonian University because of the variety of interesting courses, great options for extra activities such as sport, chess, and game clubs. The library provides every student with easy access to all online...

I really like every aspect of Glasgow Caledonian University because of the variety of interesting courses, great options for extra activities such as sport, chess, and game clubs. The library provides every student with easy access to all online books and resources, and the floors are divided by the level of noise during studying. It is a very multicultural and social environment, which makes everyone feel at home.

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