Why Glasgow Caledonian University?

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

1. Career-focused courses

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. Ninety one per cent of our graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduation. (HESA, 2020)

2. World-class facilities

With the Sir Alex Ferguson Library at its hub, our modern, high-tech campus includes all the facilities you'll need for success in your studies and beyond, including spaces for group study and private study areas. You'll find a choice of places to eat, the affordable and well-equipped Arc sports facility, the Students' Association and our careers service all on campus.

3. Innovative teaching

You'll have access to industry-standard training facilities and equipment for your course. Vision Science students benefit from our on-campus Vision Centre; students in health professions prepare for the workplace at our interprofessional Simulation Centre that features fully-equipped hospital wards, an emergency room, intensive care room and operating theatre; Multimedia Journalism students have access to a broadcasting suite with a TV studio and radio presentation studios. You'll gain the professional skills and knowledge employers want.

4. Award-winning student support

Facilities such as the Campus Life desk - our one-stop information and support centre offering help with everything from borrowing laptops to getting council tax rebates - have helped us win awards for our student support, including the Times Higher Education Outstanding Support for Overseas Students award.

5. Support

You'll benefit from decades of experience in innovative online education. Whether you're on campus or distance learning, you'll have access to all the services you need to support you through your postgraduate course.

6. Designed for today’s students

Whether your learning experience is on-campus or you're learning elsewhere, everything has been designed with you in mind. If you're working off-campus you'll be able to access all our support and learning resources digitally, and on-campus you can use our Sir Alex Ferguson Library's multiple power points, the workstations, the study areas and free Wi-Fi.

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 close to 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.