Glasgow Caledonian University

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GCU has an award winning campus and a wide range of industry links in the private, public and third sectors, helping to ensure that 95% of graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation (HESA, 2018).

GCU has a wide variety of programmes on offer, from undergraduate to postgraduate and research, which are designed to shape your future and help you have an impact on some of the many global challenges of our time. Plus, you’ll find the university to be a friendly, welcoming and fun place to spend your student years.

Glasgow Caledonian University

GCU are proud to have ten programmes achieving 100% overall satisfaction amongst their students (NSS, 2019), with a further 25 programmes with 90% or over. This is teamed being in the Complete University Guide Top 10 UK subject areas and Guardian University Guide Top 5 subject areas in the UK.

Facts & Stats

  • Ranked amongst the top 50 universities in the world for social impact and the top 15 for gender equality and reducing inequalities (THE, 2019).
  • A student population of 21,000, including 5,000 international students based in Glasgow, London, New York and at their international partnerships (HESA, 2018).
  • 95% of graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation (HESA, 2018).
  • 96% of international students are happy with their life at GCU (ISB, 2018) and 81% of undergraduate students happy with the quality of their course (NSS, 2019).
  • Ranked in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019 which list the world’s best universities that are aged 50 years or under.
  • Top 10 in the UK for social work and social policy impact and top 20 in the UK for built environment research impact (REF, 2014).
  • Only Ashoka U social innovation Changemaker Campus in Scotland.
  • Received platinum sustainability rating for campus two years running (EcoCampus, 2019).
  • Athena Swan Bronze Award in recognition of our commitment to promoting gender equality.
  • 1st foreign higher education institution to be given degree granting authority in the State of New York.

Educational Excellence

GCU are unique in our 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 our 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 our students with career focused content, to enable them to have an impact, to tackle some of the many global challenges of our time.

Global Community

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.

World-class Facilities

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.

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