Affiliations and awards

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has been the recipient of a number of awards. Recent awards include:

GCU named as UK leader in social mobility

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has been recognised as a UK leader in championing social mobility. Read more.

National awards for our Caledonian Club 

The Caledonian Club has won the Education Award at Business in the Community’s 2016 Annual Responsible Business awards. They have won a number of other awards, including the Times Higher Education Award 2009 for Widening Participation Initiative of the Year as well as the Herald Society Award for Education Initiative of the Year.

Leaders in environmental practices

GCU is the first university in Scotland to achieve EcoCampus Platinum certification for its environmental practices. 

Leaders in preparing students for employment

Glasgow Caledonian University’s outstanding work in preparing our students for employment has been highlighted as best practice in a new report from the Confederation of British Industry, Future Fit.

GCU achieves HR Excellence in Research Award

The University has been formally recognised for its commitment to promoting gender equality by attaining the Equality Challenge Unit's prestigious Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award.

GCU has gained the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission in recognition of the University’s commitment to the career management and skills development of its researchers.

GCU Wellbeing Service

The Wellbeing Service at Glasgow Caledonian University has been recognised nationally for their efforts to support students and the GCU community through the achievement of a suite of accreditations and awards. These include:

  • Going Higher for Student Carers in Scotland: Recognition Award (January 2018)
  • Runner up for Student Support Team of the Year in the Herald Higher Education Awards (2016)

 Partnership Awards with our GCU Students’ Association for Wellbeing

  • Student Mental Health Agreement by Think Positive about Student Mental Health (2018, 2019)
  • Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Award by Think Positive about Student Mental Health (2019)