Student support

All of our excellent student support services are operating as normal, albeit via online modes of delivery. This includes our wellbeing, counselling, disability services, funding support and advice, and our careers service.

Please be assured that we will be there to provide you with help, support and guidance if you need us. Appointments with our advisors and counsellors will be available via video calls or by telephone.

Our Campus Life enquiries desk will be open 10am to 2pm to deal with any on-campus enquiries and to provide support or advice in accessing our online specialist student support services.  The desk will also operate a remote enquiry service, available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

We are also working with the Student Association to make sure that social life on and around campus is as enjoyable and fulfilling as it possibly can be. We will do everything we can to facilitate student social life via online as we know this is such an important part of your GCU experience.

International students

We are looking forward to welcoming all our international students starting in January. All international students who are able to travel safely to the UK, and have received their visa, should do so. Students who are unable to travel to the UK to start or continue their course before the start of term can begin their studies online via GCU Learn. Students can then join their course in person at a later date if outstanding travel restrictions have been lifted and all other requests for travel have been met. There are however a limited number of courses we are unable to fully deliver online, and where on-campus attendance for elements of the course, such as lab work, is required. For further information, and to query if this is relevant to your course, please contact your Programme Leader.

The Scottish Government has specified that students travelling from certain countries quarantine on arrival in the UK. Information on the quarantine period and a list of countries is available on the Scottish Government website. Please note that you will need to complete a locator form 48 hours prior to arrival in the UK.

Caledonian Court, our on-campus accommodation, will be open with health and safety arrangements in place to ensure a safe environment in accordance with government guidance. Please contact the accommodation team at for further information on the new measures we have put in place. Get details of how to book accommodation at Caledonian Court.

Quarantine support, such as food packages, will be put in place for students staying within Caledonian Court. Unfortunately, the University is unable to provide this support for students staying outwith our accommodation.  

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If you are joining us for the first time, you can also speak to one of our student helpers who are ready to answer any questions you have about student life and talk to you about their experience here at GCU.