The City of Glasgow
Glasgow is the largest and wealthiest city in Scotland. It contains almost 20% of the Scottish population - yet still enjoys the UK’s richest concentration of parkland. Glasgow is home to people from many nationalities who enrich the experience of life in the city, resulting in a tolerant, cosmopolitan city attuned to the needs of its communities.
The city has plenty to see and do for people of all ages and backgrounds. There is a fabulous range of shops, cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs to suit all tastes.
Culturally, Glasgow has earned its reputation in recent years by winning the titles of ‘European City of Culture’ and ‘UK City of Architecture and Design’. Glasgow is home to Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the breathtaking Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (used by Caledonian for graduation ceremonies). Free galleries and museums add to a stimulating environment in which the influence of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the world-famous Art Nouveau designer and architect, is often seen.
There is a wide selection of excellent cafes and restaurants catering for all tastes, specialising in cuisines such as Indian, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Mongolian, Russian, Spanish, Italian, French to name but a few.
Glasgow is home to people from many nationalities who enrich the experience of life in the city, resulting in a tolerant, cosmopolitan city attuned to the needs of its communities. The city has places of worship for people from a variety of religions, for example for Christians, Islamics, Hindus, Sikhs, Jews and Buddhists.
Glasgow is situated in west central Scotland on the River Clyde. The city is served by a major international airport, which is only 15 minutes drive from the city centre. From here, and the close by Prestwick International Airport, there are good connections with other major European and international airports.
The university is ideally located in the Glasgow’s city centre, which has excellent car, bus and rail links as well as superb local amenities.
Glasgow has its own underground train service which runs on a circle line through the city’s centre, west end and south side of the River Clyde. Two of the underground stations, Buchanan St and Cowcaddens, are within easy walking distance of the university.
Glasgow Caledonian University is a registered Scottish charity, number SC021474