We offer a free Airport Meet and Greet Service for international students arriving at Glasgow International Airport in September 2016.
Our Student Ambassadors will be on hand at our Welcome Desk to say hello, guide you to public transport and answer general enquires for flights arriving between Friday 02 September and Sunday 11 September 2016.
The service operates:
Our Welcome Team will guide you to the shuttle bus that runs from the airport to the bus station in the city - please make sure you have money to cover the fare (approx £6). You may need to provide proof of student status (offer letter) in order to obtain a student rate. The bus station in the city centre is directly across the road from The University.
Please complete the registration form below if you wish to use the service. You will asked to provide your arrival time and flight number.
Caledonian Court is less than 10 minute walk from the Bus Station, situated directly behind campus.
The Student Welcome Programme is a week-long introduction to GCU packed full of social and informative activities. Meet friends, attend free events, learn about Glasgow, register with a GP and open a UK bank account plus much more.
International Orientation Week will run from Sunday 4th September to Sunday 11th September. Our Student Welcome Programme brochure contains information on the exciting events and activities we will be running that week, as well as advice and support on the services GCU has to offer.
You can also sign up for our Welcome Week activities via Eventbrite.
Please bring your passport (make sure it is stamped on entry tio the UK, even if you come via another EU country) and biometric immigration document(or letter from Home Office if you are to collect on campus and you can collect it before you get your card) to receive your student ID card. You should already have sent us your photograph as part of our registration process.
Early Bird Registration for International Students
We're running a session specifically for International students new to the University who wish to pick up their ID card during arrivals weekend. Please remember to bring your passport and relevant documentation with you.
Centre for Executive Education (CEE Building)
Learning Café on level 0: get help with online registration or providing your photograph
Level 1: collect your card (remember your passport & visa), ask our team any other questions about registration or student records, show your original qualifications to our Admissions team (they’ll email you if you need to do this).
Sunday 4th September, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
We advise you to open a bank account in the UK - it makes things easier if you need to extend or apply for a visa. Santander is a partner of GCU and has a branch located on campus.
Early Bird banking for International Students
Level 0, Centre for Executive Education (CEE Building)
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September, 12pm - 4pm
Nationals of some countries are required to register with the police within seven days of arrival in the UK. Entry clearance vignettes and biometric residence permits should state clearly whether this is required. If you are unsure, get in touch with Visa Immigration Support & Advice.
In addition to our welcome programme, you should also have received induction and orientation information specific to your course area. You can continue to check your school page for induction updates.
Join us on the welcome to GCU facebook page for all the latest updates and to meet your fellow students.