A city of culture
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. A vibrant urban environment, the city still enjoys the UK’s richest concentration of parkland. Glasgow is 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, with a fabulous range of shops, cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs to suit all tastes.
In recent years, Glasgow has been awarded titles such as ‘European City of Culture’ and ‘UK City of Architecture and Design’. The city is home to Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the breathtaking Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (used by the university 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, including Indian, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Mongolian, Russian, Spanish, Italian and French.
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 nearby 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 also 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.