Alumni Benefits & Services
Glasgow Caledonian University offers more than just an education. Once you graduate, you automatically join the GCU Alumni community, which gives you access to a wide range of benefits and services. In addition to receiving our magazines, invitations to events, and access to a wealth of career support, you also get to take advantage of great campus discounts such as affordable gym membership and discounted optical care. We also offer discounts with other companies, bringing you great theatre offers, discounted hotels and travel, and much more!
Did you know you can also give something back to GCU? By shopping online with Amazon via our site, or signing up for a GCU credit card, you can help to support our Brighter Futures Fund, providing scholarships and supporting student clubs and societies.
A discount of 20% off taught and research postgraduate courses is available to anyone who has received their undergraduate or postgraduate taught or research degree qualification from GCU (or one of our founding institutions).
Our bright, modern health and fitness centre plays host to numerous affordable classes and activities, and is home to the many University sports clubs, a hair salon and spa. Discounted rates are available to GCU Alumni.
The Eye Clinic, based at our Glasgow campus, is offering alumni a special 20% discount off most services and products, including a fantastic range of glasses and contact lenses.
You can access a range of services provided by the University's Careers Service, including job opportunities and advice on CV’s and interview techniques. We also offer online Career Coaching with our partner Spurtle, with discounted rates for GCU alumni.
Conference Booking and Room-Hire – Glasgow and London campuses
GCU Alumni can choose from a range of meeting and conference facilities at both Glasgow and London campuses, all at a discounted rate.
Library Facilities – Glasgow and London campuses
Our 350,000-book, high-tech library on our Glasgow campus includes reference copies of every curriculum book and contains quiet and social study areas with workstations, desks and sofas. GCU Alumni can join the Library with a 50% discount off membership fees.
Sign up for a GCU credit card with great deals on rates and fees. The University benefits financially whenever you use your card, with funds going directly to our Brighter Futures Fund, supporting scholarships and students clubs and societies.
Purchase a commemorative DVD of your graduation ceremony and enjoy a lasting memento of your time at GCU.
Car Rental – UK and International
Sixt rent a car are an international car and van rental company offering services in 4,000 locations across 105 countries including 150 branches within the UK. GCU Alumni can claim up to a 10% discount.
Purple Parking provide parking facilities at approximately 25 airports across the UK and includes park and ride and meet and greet services. GCU alumni, students, and staff are entitled to up to 15% discount on parking services.
10% Discount for GCU Alumni with cottages4you! Discover rural cottages, rustic farmhouses and modern apartments in the UK and beautiful villas and gites overseas. With thousands of properties to choose from you are sure to find your dream holiday.
The Gobstopper is a UK-based independent sweet shop selling all of your favourite retro sweets. They sell every sweet you could possibly image – they have over 500 of them! They are pleased to be able to offer GCU Alumni and friends 10% off all of their products.
Get 5% discount off all Theatre Breaks. Tickettree is a theatre break specialist offering ticket & hotel packages for top West End plays and shows.
GCU has corporate rates with a number of hotels local to the Glasgow campus and we are happy to offer these rates to our alumni. For more information on the hotels and rates click here.
Leading UK self-storage company Safestore are offering a great deal for GCU University alumni. Graduates can claim 50% off storage for up to 8 weeks – with no minimum stay. Safestore have over 100 centres across the country and the offer is available at all of them. Whether you require storage for student, household or business purposes, you’ll find exactly what you need at Safestore.
10% discount on everything. The Workplace Depot sells about 20,000 workplace and office products and would be very useful to alumni setting up new businesses since we can provide them with nearly everything they might need.