About the University

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Dynamic and diverse

Glasgow Caledonian University has become one of the largest universities in Scotland with nearly 17,000 students. The campus is self–contained and situated right in the heart of the lively city of Glasgow.

The University is made up of three academic schools - School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow School for Business and Society, and School of Engineering and Built Environment. Glasgow School for Business and Society has a fine reputation for developing innovative programmes in areas such as Risk Management, E-Business and International Fashion Marketing. Our schools contain state-of-the-art laboratories and a number of renowned centres of excellence.

Close-knit community

Glasgow Caledonian University attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds, from local school leavers to PhD students from all over the world. We pride ourselves on providing a friendly, modern and effective learning environment for all of our students.

Our strong commitment to increasing access to study and lifelong learning is illustrated by the fact that we have over 4,000 mature students and the largest number of part-time students in Scotland. If you choose to study at Glasgow Caledonian University, you will benefit from the university’s worldwide profile and have the opportunity to meet and get to know some of the many international students who are studying with us.

Our international students come from over 100 different countries throughout the world and bring with them a diversity and enthusiasm which undoubtedly enriches the Caledonian experience for everyone.

High-quality teaching

Glasgow Caledonian University has a well established reputation for providing high-quality teaching, learning and research which dates back throughout its founding institutions to 1875. All of our programmes are designed to offer students an effective combination of academic study and practical experience. In addition, students have the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills essential for future career development, such as computing, foreign languages and communication skills.

Putting employability first

We offer a wide range of programmes, all of which have a strong focus on ensuring that our graduates have the opportunity to enter a successful career in their chosen discipline. This strong careers focus is illustrated by the fact that the vast majority of Caledonian students looking for employment found a job or went on to further study within six months of graduation.

Industry links

At Glasgow Caledonian University we have succeeded in building up strong links with industry over the years and many of the companies we deal with are world leaders in their field. These relationships benefit the university and our students in many ways. Not only do these companies employ our graduates and take student placements, they also work closely with the university on research and consultancy projects and have a strong input into the design and structure of our programmes.

Student-friendly environment

Caledonian University is rightly regarded as an extremely welcoming and friendly place in which to study. You’ll be on first-name terms with your lecturers and will benefit from our small class sizes and working on group projects with your fellow students. In addition to this, the university operates an open-door policy where students can drop in to talk with academics or support staff without an appointment.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to maintaining a culture and environment which is inclusive of all sections of society and responsive to the needs of individuals. Resulting in staff, students and other stakeholders who are free from any form of discrimination in respect of all their dealings with Glasgow Caledonian University, enabling them to participate fully in all aspects of University life and make a valuable contribution to the success of the institution."
The University is committed to the principles of promoting equality of opportunity through eliminating discrimination and disadvantage, and recognising the benefits of diversity. The University aims to ensure that:
•All potential and current staff, students and other stakeholders are treated fairly, and are not discriminated against on grounds of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation, socio-economic background, trade union membership, family circumstances, or any other irrelevant distinction
•An inclusive and supportive environment is created for staff, students and others associated with its work, that truly recognises and values staff and student diversity, and promotes good relations between different groups
•A shared awareness, understanding and commitment to equality and diversity is developed to enable all staff and students to act in accordance with this statement, so that equality and diversity can effectively be mainstreamed into the core of all University functions

Inclusive

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to maintaining a culture and environment which is inclusive of all sections of society and responsive to the needs of individuals. Resulting in staff, students and other stakeholders who are free from any form of discrimination in respect of all their dealings with Glasgow Caledonian University, enabling them to participate fully in all aspects of University life and make a valuable contribution to the success of the institution.

The University is committed to the principles of promoting equality of opportunity through eliminating discrimination and disadvantage, and recognising the benefits of diversity. The University aims to ensure that:

  • All potential and current staff, students and other stakeholders are treated fairly, and are not discriminated against on grounds of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation, socio-economic background, trade union membership, family circumstances, or any other irrelevant distinction.
  • An inclusive and supportive environment is created for staff, students and others associated with its work, that truly recognises and values staff and student diversity, and promotes good relations between different groups.
  • A shared awareness, understanding and commitment to equality and diversity is developed to enable all staff and students to act in accordance with this statement, so that equality and diversity can effectively be mainstreamed into the core of all University functions.