The Get Ahead Programme

The College Connect Team first ran the Get Ahead Programme in 2018, and it has since become a key series of events in the College Connect diary. The programme consists of several short sessions that allow you to ‘get ahead’ with GCU support services before you begin your studies at GCU in September. Sessions with the following services will be offered:

  • Library
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • Study Abroad and Exchange
  • Careers Service
  • Student Funding Team

To be eligible to sign up for the Get Ahead programme you must have an offer to study at GCU.

The Get Ahead Programme runs from May into early June each year. In 2021, the programme is delivered online and will be open to all Direct Entry (students who have completed a HNC/HND) and SWAP students with an offer to study at GCU. The modules become available in May 2021 and will close at the end of September 2021.

You can access the 2021 modules of the Get Ahead Programme below:


Get Ahead with GCU Library

Get Ahead with GCU Student Funding Team

Get Ahead with GCU Careers Service

Get Ahead with GCU Exchange and Study Abroad

Get Ahead with GCU Archives and Special Collections


If you’d like to find out more about the Get Ahead programme please contact the College Connect Team:

E-mail:  Tel: 0141 273 1954