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GCU joint top Scottish university for graduate full-time employment

GCU is the joint top university in Scotland for graduates who are in full-time work 15 months after completing their studies.

Research exposes gaps in mental health support for frontline nurses during pandemic

Researchers have found gaps in mental health support for frontline respiratory nurses and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hospital infections cost NHS Scotland £46 million each year

A world-leading study led by Glasgow Caledonian University has revealed for the first time the full impact of hospital associated infections on patients and cost to NHS Scotland.

Researchers call for mandatory health warnings on alcohol labels

A new world-wide study has found that large alcohol labelling using negative health warnings similar to that used on cigarette packets could help people change their drinking habits.

Nurses feel pressure from patients to prescribe antibiotics

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University battling the global crisis of antibiotic overuse found that nurses felt pressure from patients to hand them out even if they didn’t need them.

Sir Alex-backed university graduate scheme wins global award

A University scheme backed by Sir Alex Ferguson CBE to help graduates get a foot on the career ladder in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has won a global award.

GCU to host second World Forum on Climate Justice

Climate recovery in the wake of COVID-19 and the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) will be top of the agenda at the second World Forum on Climate Justice, to be held at Glasgow Caledonian University in September.

Scientists discover world-first cocktail for a longer life

An international team of scientists led by Glasgow Caledonian University has discovered the perfect cocktail of physical activity that could help you live a healthier, longer life.

New research shows that anxiety makes Parkinson’s disease symptoms worse

A new study has shown that anxiety amplifies the physical signs of Parkinson’s disease, according to people who experience both conditions.

X-ray app to ease burden on lung specialists and save lives

Researchers are working on a form of artificial intelligence that can help medical staff prioritise lung-disease severity – saving lives and easing the burden on hospitals in COVID-hit regions around the world.

Research shows that even older stroke survivors can improve speech given the right support

International research led by GCU Senior Research Fellow Dr Myzoon Ali and Professor Marian Brady has found that people who had access to speech and language therapy made the greatest improvements soon after a stroke.

Magnusson Awards enable students to embark on life-changing projects

From delivering online language classes in care homes, to helping rebuild a school library destroyed by fire in Kenya – these are just two of the life-changing projects to be carried out by students at Glasgow Caledonian University.