Other Benefits

Development

GCU recognise the importance of development and as such a number of tools are available to assist staff in identifying and achieving their career goals. Development tools include the People Passport programme aimed at all staff with people management and leadership responsibilities. The GCU Academic Promotions Scheme opens annually and provides staff with the opportunity to apply for a promotion to various levels within the organisation. Staff are encouraged to consider their career pathway and utilize the development tools available.

Library

GCU employees have access to the library located within the Saltire Centre. The Library offers a variety of books, e-book, journals and e-journals on a variety of topics.

Languages

Employees have the option to improve their foreign language skills as GCU has partnered with City of Glasgow College to provide free access to a range of the most requested languages.

Retail & Travel

Glasgow and London

National Students Union (NUS) Extra card offers varying discounts for staff on a range of areas from travel, food, retail, days out etc.

Apple offer staff up to 15% discounts on Mac equipment under the UK HE Agreement.

Glasgow only

Scottish City Link bus offers a discount when traveling outside the Strathclyde area.

As part of its commitment to promoting health and wellbeing and reducing its environmental impact, GCU is working with Halfords to offer GCU staff a Cycle to Work (CTW) scheme. These schemes encourage employees to take up more active modes of travel by removing barriers to bicycle ownership.  The scheme opens once a year and will be promoted internally when its seeking applications.

GCU has secured a 50% discount on the annual subscription for Glasgow's mass bike hire scheme. The discount reduces the annual membership from £60 to £30 and gives access to reduced hire rates.  To access, use a @gcu.ac.uk email and select "Glasgow Caledonian University" in the partner field when completing the sign-up form

John Smith's our on-campus bookstore, offers 10% discount to all staff, and 50% discount on newspapers with you present your staff card.

Hotels- GCU has partnered with a variety of hotels in the local area to provide you as a member of staff, a guest of the university, a student or an event organiser booking with the university with reduced rates for accommodation in the city. The rates are also open to friends and relatives.

Staff can benefit from membership of the Glasgow Credit Union, the most successful Credit Union in the UK, for saving accounts, insurance, fixed and variable rate mortgages.

Santander Bank is located in the entrance foyer to the George Moore Building. This branch provides a wide range of services tailored to GCU staff and students. Fantastic staff products/services such as mortgage rates and our 123 account with 3% interest up to £20,000.

 

Lay Governors

GCU seeks to appoint new Lay Governors to the University’s Court.