Congratulations on your choice to study at Glasgow Caledonian University. There are some key activities that we recommend all of our new students complete. By taking care of formalities and taking part in social and academic welcome sessions, you will feel at home here in no time.
Our International Welcome Programme is also packed full of activities for all new students and is a great way to ensure that your GCU experience is truly international.
You can collect your ID card and access any help you need to complete the registration process from the Student Administration Desk in level 0, Saltire Centre. Here is what you need to bring with you.
The username that you received in your joining instructions is the one you use throughout your programme.
Passwords are issued during registration and you change this regularly to help keep your information and our systems safe. Find out more about the logins you will need.
Induction takes place on Friday 11 January from 10am – 12pm in A005, in the Govan Mbeki building. This gives you the opportunity to meet our support teams and ask questions about life on campus.
Your school may also organise programme specific inductions to help you familiarise yourself with the facilities and staff specific to your studies.
Having somewhere secure to store books and materials makes it easier to explore the campus and juggle academic and social time. Find out where our lockers are positioned and how to book yours.
From tuition fees and scholarships to opening a bank account and getting a part-time job, there is a lot to organise to during your time at GCU. Visit our money advice pages and Money Manager to help budget for the months ahead.
If you have recently moved to Glasgow, you will need to register with local healthcare services. If you have recently moved to the UK, take a look at our one page guide to healthcare in the UK.
Whether you arrive in late summer or mid-winter, health and fitness activities are a central part of life at GCU.
The Arc, our on-campus multi-purpose gym, is open to everyone and offers a range of discounted memberships for students. The GCU Students’ Association runs a wide range of sports clubs and new members of varying ability are always welcome.
Being healthy and happy are the two biggest contributors to a successful University experience. If you need someone to talk to as you make the transition into student life, our positive living team offer an easily accessible and confidential counselling service.
The library and academic community at GCU can equip all of our students with the learning resources they need, whatever the level of study. To ensure you can access and make the most of these resources read our quick fire guide to learning at GCU.
Each school has a learning development centre (LDC) dedicated to providing academic support and guidance to our students. If English is not your first language or you are studying at a new level or in a style you are not familiar with then your LDC can help you get up to speed.
Disabled students can participate in life at GCU as equally and actively as possible with the help or our Disability Team. Make contact with the team as early as possible and they will support you throughout your time here.