Why Choose Glasgow Caledonian University?

There are lots of reasons to choose Glasgow Caledonian University, but here’s our top 10 list:

1. Career-focused programmes

96% of our graduates find work or further study within six months of graduating, and we offer a variety of innovative, specialised courses. The lecturers for your chosen course will have good industry contacts to help you with placements and future career opportunities.

2. World-class facilities

With the Sir Alex Ferguson Library at its hub, our modern, high-tech campus includes moving library shelves for easy access to books, “think pods” with whiteboards for group study, and a 24 hour computer lab.

3. Innovative teaching

With a virtual hospital, high-tech broadcasting suite, fashion factory and even an online Second Life campus, Glasgow Caledonian puts a lot of effort into helping you enjoy your programme and gain the professional skills and knowledge employers want.

4. Award-winning student support

GCU has won awards for our Student Support including the Times Higher Education Outstanding Support for Overseas Students award. The Campus Life Desk at GCU allows students to access a whole host of student support services from one centrally located helpdesk, such as the careers service, finance office, registry etc.

5. Recognised for research

Research at GCU is ranked in the top 20 in the UK for health research at world-leading and internationally excellent standards by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results. Our research in construction and the built environment was also rated in the top 20 in the UK.

6. Designed for today’s students

Everything from the highly affordable sports centre, Arc, and the convenient, single-site campus to the Sir Alex Ferguson Library's multiple power points, workstations, study areas and free Wi-Fi is designed with you in mind.

7. Location, location, location

Glasgow is perfect for students. It’s got a vibrant live music and arts scene, jumping nightlife, accessible sports facilities, spacious city parks and much more. And it’s all within easy access of Scotland’s spectacular scenery and world-renowned festivals.

8. Friendly, close-knit, convenient campus

Our single-site campus is friendly, personal and close-knit. You’ll be on first-name terms with your lecturers and the campus design makes it easy to meet friends and classmates for breaks or study sessions. Not only that, but it sits right in the middle of the city nearby all transport links.

9. Diverse and cosmopolitan

Glasgow Caledonian is open to anyone, regardless of nationality, age, background and schooling. That means we provide a great opportunity to meet and make friends with a diverse group of new people.

10. Exchange opportunities

Opportunity is everywhere at Glasgow Caledonian, and it’s not just restricted to Glasgow. We offer overseas placements and exchanges that let you sample another country and learn a new language.