• Why GCU?

Why GCU?


Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) delivers academic excellence to over 20,000 students with the support of 1,600 staff and a defining mission as the University for the Common Good. 

Benefits of working at GCU

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to providing high-quality learning and teaching. Following the Quality Assurance Agency’s Enhancement-Led Institutional Review (ELIR), GCU achieved the highest judgement. We are proud to be the top-performing modern university in Scotland for UK full-time students completing their first degree, with employment/further study levels of 95% six months after graduation. As the top modern university in Scotland for research power, our internationally excellent and world-leading research (3* and 4*) is placed in the top 10 in the UK for social work and social policy impact, and in the top 20 in the UK for allied health, and for built environment research impact.

In line with its commitment to the Common Good, and to its staff, GCU is proud to be a Living Wage employer and signatory to the Scottish Business Pledge. GCU was the first university in Scotland to achieve EcoCampus Platinum certification for its environmental practices.