Student Support Services

Learning Development Centres

Each School in the University has a Learning Development Centre (LDC) which provides academic writing support for home and international students, ICT support, advice on study skills and other academic guidance. Here are the three LDCs: 

Glasgow School for Business and Society

Room: W511a

Phone: 0141 331 3300

Email: ldcgsbs@gcu.ac.uk

 

School of Health and Life Science

Room: A107

Phone: 0141 331 3456

Email: LDC_HLS@gcu.ac.uk

 

School of Engineering and Built Environment

Room: M534

Phone: 0141 273 1230

Email: askLDC@gcu.ac.uk

 


 

Campus Life

The Campus Life advisors are here to help and act as your first point of contact for student enquiries. The team work closely with staff from each professional support service and are able to direct you to the relevant service if required. You can find them on 1st floor of the George Moore Building or you can email them on studentsupport@gcu.ac.uk.


The Library Desk

For any queries, please contact the Library Desk in person on Level 1 of the Saltire Centre; by phone (0141 273 1000), or via email (library@gcu.ac.uk).

Academic Librarians

During the semester the Academic Librarians operate a drop-in sessions throughout the week. You can check when and where the drop-in clinics are from their website or simply ask at the Library Desk. 


Other Useful Contacts

Disability Team

Room: M136

Phone: 0141 273 1371

Email: Disability@gcu.ac.uk

Positive Living

Room: M136

Phone: 0141 273 1393

Email: Positiveliving@gcu.ac.uk    


Facilities for Students with Disabilities

The Disability Team can provide information and advice to students ensuring they are able to access their programme of study and participate in university life as equally and actively as possible. Support covers many areas including:

  • Providing information and advice for disabled students and applicants
  • Where appropriate, assisting students to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance to offset costs related to recommended services and equipment.
  • Arrangements for alternative exam arrangements such as extra time or rest breaks
  • Help with notifying appropriate academic staff about student support requirements

The Disability Teamwork in conjunction with academic and other support departments within the University as well as external organisations to provide support across a range of functions. You can make an appointment to see a Disability Adviser by contacting the Disability Service.

The Visual Impairment Unit

The Saltire Centre also has a resource area with a range of specialised equipment and software for students who are visually impaired. The Visual Impairment (VI) Unit is located in Seminar Room 3. To use these resources you must be given a username and password by the Disability Team. The following hardware and software is available: Braille Embosser, CCTV, Jaws, Kurzweil, Desktop Magnifier.