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Creating new spiritual worlds for young disabled people

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University are looking to use the popular video game Minecraft to help young people with disabilities better engage with spiritual communities.

Ageing expert behind new data predicting falls rise in older people as a result of COVID-19 lockdown

Professor in Ageing and Health Dawn Skelton was one of the experts behind new data predicting that the number of falls among older adults could increase due to a decline in balance and muscle strength caused by inactivity during the first lockdown.

GCU Honorary Professor Nicola Steedman clinches top government health job

Huge congratulations to Glasgow Caledonian University Honorary Professor Nicola Steedman who has just been appointed Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO) by the Scottish Government.

Another fantastic year for widening participation programme

Glasgow Caledonian University’s Advanced Higher Hub is celebrating another year of fantastic results.

Top Scots medic hangs up her stethoscope but celebrates new honour

As one of Scotland’s top consultant geriatricians hangs up her stethoscope for the last time, Professor Jackie Taylor reflects on happy times at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and being awarded an honorary degree from Glasgow Caledonian University.

GCU gives mental health support to COVID-19 frontline superheroes

Glasgow Caledonian University students are providing lifeline mental health support for COVID-19 frontline superheroes – 85% of whom are burnt out by the pandemic, according to new research.

GCU signs up to Student Minds' Mental Health Charter

GCU is joining universities across the UK to support students' and staff mental health.

GCU named UK's best-value-for-money university

GCU has been named the UK's best-value-for-money university in StudentCrowd's 2021 University Awards – the country's only awards based entirely on student reviews.

Ten to be honoured as graduates set to enjoy online celebration

Glasgow Caledonian University will honour 10 notable personalities this week, including singer-songwriter Ricky Ross.

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.

Emeritus Chancellor receives Olympic Laurel

Glasgow Caledonian University’s Emeritus Chancellor Professor Muhammad Yunus was awarded the Olympic Laurel at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday night.

Hundreds of school pupils engage with climate change project

More than 500 P4 and P5 pupils from six Glasgow primary schools have taken part in the first phase of the Caledonian Club’s new COP26: STEM Project.