GCU London students visit Glasgow

Students from GCU London had the chance to experience what it is like to study in Glasgow as part of a mobility trip coordinated by the Glasgow Caledonian University Foundation.

The students, currently studying on the MSc Fashion Business Creation programme, participated in a range on and off campus activities, as well as experiencing Glasgow’s cultural offerings.

International Fashion Branding Lecturer Aileen Stewart welcomed the group into her seminar on Creative Fashion Brand Development, where they had the chance to interact with Glasgow students.

Student Suthini Tanangsnakool said: “I enjoyed visiting the Glasgow campus. It was such a nice experience sharing ideas with the fashion management students and contributing to their group projects.”

Professor Bruce Wood met the students at UHatch, GCU’s business incubator space, where they pitched their business ideas and learned about the support they can access.

Martha Rodriguez said: “I was so inspired by Bruce's words of wisdom that every entrepreneur should have the ‘four Ps’: passion, perseverance, patience and proactivity. We definitely came out of the meeting reminded to continue doing what we love.”

Going off campus, the group visited Silverburn Shopping Centre to meet Marketing Manager Louisa MacLean, who gave them an insight into their marketing strategies and customer segmentation. Silverburn is owned and managed by property developer Hammerson, which supports fashion students at GCU London through an innovative partnership with the retailTRUST.

The students were particularly impressed with Glasgow as a city and the newly redeveloped modern campus. Lydia Manieson said: “The entire experience in Glasgow has been a beautiful one. Lovely city, warm people and, above all, the amazing GCU campus. It has definitely surpassed my expectations.”