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Major improvements in GCU student satisfaction

The University has seen widespread improvement across the board in the National Student Survey 2020.

Regeneration of canals and rivers can improve community health

The regeneration of canals and rivers in cities around the world can positively impact health and health inequalities – leading to a decrease in mortality rates in surrounding areas, according to new research.

Scotland's social history gets comic book reboot

Scotland's rich history of social enterprise and community action will be retold in comic book form as part of a new £76,300 project backed by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

DNA breakthrough in alcohol-related liver disease

International research led by scientists at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has found a new link between DNA and the risk of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis.

World-leading exercise expert wins most cited research paper award

World-leading physical activity expert Sebastien Chastin, Professor of Health Behaviour Dynamics in the School of Health and Life Sciences at GCU, has won yet another award for producing the most cited research paper.

Stroke researcher clinches NHS Clinical Academic post

A stroke scientist at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has landed a new role as Scotland’s first Allied Health Professions (AHPs) Stroke Clinical Academic with NHS Lanarkshire.

Sky’s the limit for GCU African leadership students

Three African leadership students, who graduate with Honours degrees this week, told of their personal and professional highs since arriving at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) to study a BSc in Applied Psychology three years ago.

Celebrating the Class of 2020

We kick off our graduation celebrations with a special message from our Chancellor, Dr Annie Lennox OBE

Yunus Centre celebrates 10-year anniversary

Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus today hailed the "amazing" success of the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.

GCU research on alcohol and LGBTQ+ people inspires new KinderStrongerBetter campaign

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) research demonstrating that alcohol is central to the gay scene and to LGBTQ+ social life in Scotland is the inspiration behind a new health campaign.

Calling all gay and bisexual men to take part in vital survey on impact of social distancing

Gay and bisexual men are being urged to get involved in the first online survey of its kind looking into the impact of Coronavirus social distancing on their mental health.

Professor at the heart of hospital independent review

The University’s Professor Billy Hare has been praised for his part in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Independent Review.