GCU are unique in their founding commitment to the Common Good, which is embedded in their educational offering and research undertakings: they align their research portfolio to the UN Sustainable Development goals and they work to embed their common good attributes and values in every course they offer. GCU focus on 3 key areas, namely: Inclusive Societies; Healthy Lives; and Sustainable Environments. This results in a wide range of educational specialisms – from Optometry, to Big Data, Luxury Brand Management to Climate Justice and Social Business and Microfinance – each combining applied research and educational excellence to provide their students with career focused content, to enable them to have an impact, to tackle some of the many global challenges of our time.
Glasgow Caledonian University leads the way not only in what they teach but also how they teach; they are committed to providing all students, irrespective of their backgrounds, an opportunity to access higher education and research. As part of the University’s mission to promote the common good, they work with schools, children and families across their global community to raise educational aspirations in young people and their families. They also harness the knowledge and experience of industry through guest lectures, masterclasses and live student projects, to ensure your student experience is innovative, challenging and aligned to industry needs.
With a new campus, in the heart of Glasgow city Centre – one of the friendliest cities in the world – GCU are proud to offer students a host of world-class facilities, from their inter-professional simulation centre, Eye Clinic and Physio Clinic, to their Cyber Security Clinic and green rooms – not to mention their mock court, Law Clinic and broadcasting facilities. Their students also have access to almost 100 different student societies covering a wide range of activities, hobbies and sports and are proud to be winners of the 2019 Student Engagement Awards for recognising cultural diversity and embedding intercultural skills in the curriculum – being a student here really is a great experience.