Our Supporters

Glasgow Caledonian University would like to publicly thank all those individuals and organisations that have supported the University with voluntary donations or by giving their time and expertise.

Without you, exciting University projects would simply not happen. We acknowledge and celebrate all your gifts here, and in our donor magazine.

We would like to thank all supporters of GCU who we list on our Donor Wall in recognition of their generosity: GCU Donor Wall

Successful Partnerships

The MA in Television Fiction Writing

‌‌Glasgow Caledonian University’s MA in Television Fiction Writing is the only dedicated full time postgraduate course of its type in the UK. In 2008, Eileen Gallagher and Ann McManus of Shed Productions, the company responsible for Footballers’ Wives; Bad Girls and Waterloo Road, saw that there was a lack of trained TV writers in the industry. They approached GCU and in partnership with our talented staff, created this unique Masters programme.

Since it launched in 2009 the programme has attracted significant industry support for scholarships worth over £300,000, including from Shed Media Group, Fremantle, MG Alba, BBC Scotland and most recently Warner Bros. Our graduates have written for Eastenders, Holby City, Waterloo Road and Hollyoaks; had plays in the Edinburgh Festival and continue to achieve recognition for their talents in the industry. For more information watch this short video.

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The Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism

Moffat_Supporters‌The Moffat Centre is the UK's largest university based consultancy and research centre for tourism and travel market research and business development. Its international expertise has been shared in destinations such as St Lucia, Norway, Malawi, Spain, Canada and Lithuania. Based within Glasgow Caledonian University, it was formed in 1998 following an initial endowment from The Moffat Charitable Trust. Jamie Moffat remains highly involved with the Centre and the Charitable Trust’s provision of Moffat Scholarships to exceptional students studying Travel, Tourism and Events Management. To date, the Moffat Charitable Trust has provided more than £1 million to support the University and its students.

Fashion and Luxury

We were the first University in the UK to launch a Masters degree in Fashion Marketing 20 years ago, and in 2010 we took this highly successful programme to London where it remains one of our most popular programmes. In partnership with industry leaders we have developed a worldwide reputation for fashion as no other university brings together fashion, marketing and retailing in a recognised postgraduate academic qualification.

M_&S_Logo_for_webThe GCU British School of Fashion is working in partnership with Marks and Spencer to support talent in the business of fashion. ‌

M&S have committed £250K in scholarship funding over five years and together we are delighted to offer up to fully funded scholarships on our programmes that focus on employability, professional development and an enriched academic experience. The M&S Fashion Scholars will be selected by a panel of fashion experts, and will also benefit from M&S mentoring and use of their dedicated space in GCU London on Fashion Street.

In addition to this M&S have made a donation of £200,000 to support GCU British School of Fashion initiatives.

AllSaints_SupportersAllSaints have provided over £200,000 in scholarship funding over three years and involved our students in finding solutions to their business challenges.

HouseOfFraser_SupportersHouse of Fraser supported an annual full fee scholarship between 2010 and 2013 for the MBA Luxury Brand Marketing programme – a unique course in the UK with the only similar programme in Europe being offered in Paris.

The British School of Fashion is based in GCU London, a postgraduate campus of Glasgow Caledonian University, a University with a portfolio of niche Masters and MBAs.

KAR Construction Scholarships

The Khalid Abdulrahim Construction Scholarship Programme provides funding for international study tours, scholarships and prizes for construction students in the School of Engineering and Built Environment. The programme, which is funded by GCU alumnus Khalid Abdulrahim, was officially launched in July 2010 and will run for an initial period of five years.

CebarcoKhalid, who graduated with a Masters in Construction Management in 2005, is the CEO and Chairman of Cebarco Bahrain. Some of their projects have included the Formula 1 Circuits in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi, the Sheikh Isa bin Salman Library and Conference Centre, Citibank Headquarters and the Seef Fly-Overs.

Santander Universities

GCU is a member of the prestigious international Santander Universities network, which brings together almost 1,000 universities, throughout Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the UK.

Santander UniversitiesThis strategic partnership between the University and Santander has created a range of opportunities for both staff and students to participate in a range of activities and to encourage exchange and interaction between members of GCU and other member universities of the Santander Universities network.

The British School of Fashion

2014_DonMcCarthyBWOn 11th September 2013 GCU launched the British School of Fashion at GCU London in Spitalfields.
The British School of Fashion (BSoF) is a creative educational business hub set to produce the fashion industry leaders of tomorrow. Offering executive and postgraduate programmes at GCU London, students will experience a world–leading fashion business education, acquiring a range of skills required to manage a global fashion business.
At the cornerstone of the BSoF is our partnership with Don McCarthy (pictured right) who has generously provided seed funding to establish the School.
Don is former Executive Chairman of House of Fraser, Rubicon Retail Ltd, the holding company for the Shoe Studio, Warehouse and Principles fashion brands, and Goldsmiths and Watches of Switzerland.
He was extremely proud to be awarded an Honorary Degree from the University in 2010 and became Patron and President of the British School of Fashion earlier this year.

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