UCAS Code: G42
Location: Glasgow, central Scotland Show on Map
Site: City centre site
|Mature on Entry:||32%|
|State school entry:||96%|
1668 (full- and part-time)
Built & natural environment; business; engineering & computing; health (including nursing, midwifery & community health); law & social sciences; life sciences.
|Admission Information:||Programme entry requirements vary; see prospectus.|
|Points on Entry (Mean):||302|
|Drop Out Rate:||8%|
|Accommodation:||Small number of first years housed.|
|Founded:||University status in 1993, following merger of Queen's College (founded 1875) with Glasgow College of Technology.|
|Site:||Single campus in Glasgow city centre.|
|How to get there:||Glasgow well connected to all regions of the UK by train (5½ hours from London to Glasgow Central, under an hour from Edinburgh), by coach (8½ hours from London to Buchanan Bus Station), by air (1 hour flight from London to Glasgow Airport) and by road (M8). University in walking distance of Buchanan bus station and Central and Queens Street train stations; well served by local buses and underground (Cowcaddens/Buchanan Street); 7 miles from Glasgow Airport, 30 from Prestwick Airport.|
|Special features:||Outreach campuses in London, China, Bangladesh and Oman|
|Student advice & services:||Student counsellors, disability advisers, funding advisers, international student advisers and chaplaincy.|
|Amenities:||All the amenities, shops, bars etc of central Glasgow.|
|Sporting facilities:||Arc health and fitness centre with 2 sports halls, 3 gyms with a good selection of essential training equipment including Olympic bars and weights.|
|Accommodation:||Self-catering accommodation next to campus (priority given to first years from some distance, particularly international students or those with special needs). 660 places, rent £86−£99 per week (including heating, electricity, contents insurance and internet access), contracts Sept−June. Most students live in privately-owned accommodation, from £250 per month self-catering plus bills. Many first-degree students live at home.|
|Library & information services:||370,000+ volumes, 35,000 ebooks, 27,565 ejournals. Learning centre with 400 PCs and 300 netbooks open 15 hours/day (9 at weekends). Information provision, £126 pa spent for each student (FTE). Induction to library and IT for new students.|
|Other learning resources:||Effective learning service (ELS) provides support and information on academic development study skills (open to all); aims particularly to meet the learning needs of disabled students, including those with dyslexia.|
|Study abroad:||Students on many courses have the opportunity for study or work placement abroad through a range of partners worldwide.|
|Careers:||Comprehensive careers service offering advice and guidance on work experience, part-time work and graduate employment; successful CVs, applications and interviews; further study options.|
|Living expenses budget:||Minimum budget of £8750−£9500 pa (excluding tuition fees) recommended by university.|
|Term-time work:||Careers Service advertises part-time vacancies online.|
|Financial help:||Awards of £3000 pa for UK students from outside Scotland whose family income is up to £25k pa. A variety of other merit awards (£1000−£7000 pa), for students studying specific subjects, for athletes and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Total of £943,064 (£839,759 discretionary fund, £103,305 childcare fund), 1717 students helped. Apply for help to student funding office|
|University tuition fees:||Scottish and EU students paid no fees during their course; other UK students paid £7000 pa for first degrees (to a maximum of £21k). International students paid £9700 pa (classroom-based), £10,500 pa (lab-based).|
Academic strengths include health, the environment, business and social justice. Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health created in 2010.
Glasgow Caledonian University
BA, BSc, BEng, BNursing, LLB
It's a modern city-centre campus - 5 minutes' walk of shops, pubs, clubs, restaurants, cinemas and theatres and with excellent transport links. Halls of residence, Caledonian Court, has all modern facilities. Wide range of courses in its 8 schools - many with industrial work placements and opportunities to study abroad. Newly-built Saltire Centre is learning centre and social space for students: spacious environment, a café and wireless internet access. Caledonian students are renowned for their active social life. The students' union, Bedsit, has 2 bars and a games room offering food and drinks at student-friendly prices; also a wide range of regular entertainments eg Wednesday nights Caleyoke, quiz nights and other one-off events. Main bar screens all major sporting events and doubles as a club venue (big-name acts like Cream and Babyshambles). Students' association supports a wide range of sports and societies, from rugby club to the music society. Welfare department, based in Bedsit, provides confidential information, advice and support. University welcomes vast numbers of students from all backgrounds, making it a fun and friendly place to study and socialise.
Housing: Uni accommodation good. Otherwise West End, Southside and Dennistoun areas popular, flats from £210 a month upwards. Help from accommodation department, look on noticeboards, Evening Times, The Herald. Eats: Wide range of food at cheap prices at Bedsit. Lots of cheap fast food and restaurants around city. Drink: Bedsit good cheap drinks and range of promotions (£1.50 a pint). Tennents popular local brew. Nightlife: Bands and quiz nights in Bedsit. Loads to do in city centre. Locals: Very friendly (mostly students as well). Sports: Modern gym, sports hall; range of affordable exercise classes. 28 clubs and 10 societies, skiing to sub aqua. Travel: Campus next to underground, bus station and two central train stations. Financial help: Short-term loans and access fund, and fund for direct emergencies. Jobs: SU Jobspot advertises jobs and offers advice. Informal name: Caley. Best features: Student's association and Saltire Centre. And worst: No outdoor sports facilities.
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