UCAS Code: G28
Location: Glasgow, central Scotland Show on Map
Site: Main campus, West End of Glasgow; plus site at Dumfries
|Mature on Entry:||13%|
|State school entry:||87%|
2446 (full- and part-time)
Arts; social sciences; divinity; education; engineering; law; accountancy & finance; business; medicine; dentistry; nursing; science; veterinary medicine.
|Admission Information:||Minimum of 4 Highers or 3 A-levels. UCAS tariff not used.|
|Points on Entry (Mean):||408|
|Drop Out Rate:||7%|
|Accommodation:||All first years from beyond commuting distance are housed, if they apply by the deadline.|
|Site:||Compact campus in West End of city; also veterinary medicine at Garscube Campus, a green-field site 3 miles away; and interdisciplinary studies at Dumfries Campus (shared with West of Scotland University).|
|How to get there:||Glasgow well connected to all regions of the UK by train (5½ hours from London to Glasgow Central, under 1 hour from Edinburgh), by coach (8½ hours from London to Buchanan Bus Station) and by air (1 hour flight from London to Glasgow or Glasgow Prestwick; Glasgow Airport 7 miles from centre, Prestwick 22 miles); by road (M8). University well served by local buses (44), underground (Hillhead & Kelvinbridge stations) and trains (Partick); cycle racks on campus. Dumfries Campus is 4½ hours from London by rail, 8 hours by coach; by air to Glasgow, Edinburgh or Prestwick airports, all easily reached by road (M74).|
|Student advice & services:||Student counselling and advisory service (including effective learning advisers); academic advisers for all students. Disability service with advisers for any student (or potential student) with a disability or specific learning difficulty. Admission, recruitment, careers service, registry (including financial aid), health centre and bookshop all in Fraser Building.|
|Amenities:||SRC (Students’ Representative Council) shops, printing and photocopying facilities. 2 students' unions with lounges, bars, TV rooms and live music venues. Mature student association.|
|Sporting facilities:||25m swimming pool, 3 activity halls, cardiovascular and muscle-conditioning suites and sauna and range of indoor sports in Stevenson building. Athletic grounds 3 miles from campus. Approximately 50 sports clubs, from aikido to volleyball. Access to international facilities in Kelvin Hall sports arena. External specialist courses.|
|Accommodation:||First year students are guaranteed a place in halls, if they live out of commuting distance of Glasgow and apply before 22 August. 3800 places available, all with telephone and data points: rent for catered room £141 per week (£156 pw ensuite), self-catering £99−£106 pw (£87 pw if sharing, £120 pw ensuite); all contracts for academic year of 39 weeks. Private accommodation locally £70−£80 pw self-catering.|
|Library & information services:||Main academic library with 2.5 million volumes; separate reading areas with all first year texts. Individual departmental libraries. Information provision, £201 pa spent for each student (FTE). Over 800 points with access to internet and wi-fi. IT facilities & library open 18+ hours/day with user support staff. Familiarisation sessions with library and information services as part of general induction.|
|Other learning resources:||Computer centre, language laboratories. Specialist collections: extensive and valuable collection of books and manuscripts. Also Hunterian Museum (anatomical and surgical drawings, instruments etc); Hunterian Art Gallery (old masters, Whistlers, Chardins, Charles Rennie Mackintosh House), anatomy museum, zoology museum, ethnographic and Roman collections.|
|Study abroad:||Exchange agreements with around 250 universities throughout Europe and also in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, USA, Central and South America|
|Careers:||Careers service provides opportunities to meet global recruiters, access to work placements and internships, links to postgraduate opportunities and an online career management system.|
|Living expenses budget:||Minimum budget of £8400 pa (excluding tuition fees) recommended by university.|
|Term-time work:||No university policy on part-time work in term time. Some work available on campus in registry, helping with student recruitment, admissions, matriculation, library, student unions, sports facilities. SRC operates a jobshop.|
|Financial help:||Fee reduction of £2000 pa for UK students from outside Scotland whose family income is up to £20k pa, of £1000 pa where it is £20k−£30k pa, or of £500 pa where family income is £30k−£42.6k pa; plus a bursary of £1000 in Year 1 for all these students (and in subsequent years for those with grades AAB at A-level or equivalent). Scholarships for eg science and technology courses, golf, sports, Italian. Total available £1.2 million government funds, 1200 students helped. Special help for those in private or university owned/sublet accommodation, those with child-minding costs, extra costs arising from a disability or special needs (not already paid for by other means), or mature students. £67,000 own funds, 116 students helped, including talent scholarships for home students facing financial hardship.|
|University tuition fees:||Scottish and EU students pay no fees during their course; other UK students pay £6750 pa for first degree courses (£9000 for medicine). International students paid £11,500 pa (classroom), £15,000 (lab-based), £27,000 (clinical subjects).|
900+ degree programme combinations. Most students can try up to 4 subjects and defer their final programme decision until the end of the 2nd year (unless studying for a profession, eg medicine, law, accounting, teaching).
University of Glasgow
BAcc, BD, BDS, BEd, BMus, BN, BSc, BEng, MEng, LLB, MA, MBChB, MSci, BVMS, BTechEd, BTechS
4 years (Hons); others 3 years and 5 years
David Lockhart, Union President (History and Politics)
What's it like as a place to live?
The west end of Glasgow is great to live in. It's like its own student bubble where life revolves around the University. At the same time, it's a quick tube ride or twenty-minute walk from the city centre so you get the best of both worlds.
How's the student accommodation?
I lived in student halls in my first year and it was great. I was in a 12 man flat and met loads of great friends that I'm still close to. While it's not exactly the Ritz, the accommodation I stayed in was really comfortable and had all the facilities I needed.
What's the student population like?
Glasgow is one of the friendliest cities you'll ever go to, and the students are no exception. They're from all over the world too, so you're sure to meet some interesting characters.
How do students and locals get on?
Around Glasgow they get on absolutely brilliantly. With so many students in Glasgow (we have 3 universities and a number of colleges) the students have become a part of everyday life. It's the type of city where it's common to just stop and speak in the street, so there's a lot of interaction between students and locals.
What's it like as a place to study?
Great. Everything you could possibly want in terms of facilities and opportunities is catered for.
What are the teaching staff like?
Friendly and conscientious. You get a dedicated 'advisor of studies' at Glasgow who is there to ensure you are coping with your studies and reach your full potential while at university.
What are student societies like?
There are hundreds, and all open to join. From sports clubs to intellectual societies we have it all.
What's a typical night out?
Well as I'm President of Glasgow University Union, I'm a bit biased here. A typical night out for me would be in our very own nightclub 'The Hive'. We've got 10 bars, 2 dancefloors, and are the most popular social venue on campus. A night here would normally involve hanging out with my friends and meeting some new fellow Glasgow students.
... And how much does it cost?
It varies depending how big a night out you're going for, but you won't get a cheaper night out in Glasgow, and it's not an expensive city in general.
How can you get home safely?
Taxis are cheap and plentiful, and the Glasgow University Students' Representative Council organises free minibuses to student halls throughout the day/night.
Is it an expensive place to live?
No. Glasgow is a very fairly priced city. You may need a part-time job to tide you over, but there's plenty of those going about.
Average price of a pint?
Probably between £2.50 and £3 (GUU is £1.95 though – a snip!)
And the price of a takeaway?
Maybe about a fiver for a big feed.
What's the part-time work situation?
Jobs are plentiful and the Students' Representative Council can help you find work.
What's the best feature about the place?
And the worst?
It rains. A lot.
And to sum it all up?
Glasgow is one of the most vibrant and friendly cities in the country. Furthermore, it's University provides world-class educational, social, and extra-curricular opportunities.
Teddy Taylor MP, John Smith (former Labour Party leader), William Boyd (author), Pat Kane (Hue and Cry), Donald Dewar MP, Charles Kennedy MP, Lord Irvine (ex-Lord Chancellor).
Websites for GUU (www.guu.co.uk), QMU (www.qmu.org.uk) and SRC (www.glasgowstudent.net).
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