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Early service leavers

Whatever your journey, we can help you find a new path

GCU has a strong tradition of providing access to higher education for talented individuals regardless of their background. We welcome Early Service Leavers to the University and have formed a Learning Partnership with colleges and organisations who can help us provide you the right opportunities at the correct level for you. This might be a National Certificate, HND, a college foundation course or directly onto a degree programme at GCU.

About GCU

GCU offers a welcoming atmosphere and a superb range of student support services and learning resources. Students from over 100 countries from a wide range of backgrounds make up the friendly and dynamic student community on campus. At GCU you will find that staff have an open-door policy and you’ll be on first-name terms with lecturers and support staff. You will benefit from our small class sizes and working on group projects with your fellow students.


    There are a range of scholarships and funding support options available to help you get started.

    Routes via college

    Finding the right level of study for you is even easier with our college connections.

    A full range of support facilities


    From childcare to learning support, whatever you need, GCU can help you to keep moving forward.

The experience that I obtained in the army prepared me to face the challenges in the civilian life. Joining the University as a mature student, was not an easy task. I prepared myself to work hard, and that hard work secured me a job after which, I was awarded Full Time Level 1 Top Student.

Tamala Ngwira, Quantity Surveying student