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Glasgow Caledonian University

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  • Address: George Moore Building 70 Cowcaddens Road


Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is Scotland’s fifth largest university.  With a modern campus in the heart of the vibrant and welcoming city of Glasgow, our university has an excellent learning environment. It includes the Saltire Centre, our award-winning library that provides spaces for social learning as well as quiet study. Harnessing the latest technologies and industry expertise, GCU aims to unlock talent and equip our students with the skills to enable them to succeed in an increasingly competitive workplace.

GCU is a distinctive, inclusive and forward-looking university that is committed to its social mission to promote the common good. We have become an international centre of excellence in higher education, promoting employability and global citizenship in our graduates. We win awards for our support and commitment to the student experience, whilst delivering innovation through our world-class research in key areas of strength. We have a tradition of widening access to higher education for talented individuals regardless of their backgrounds, and we leverage our intellectual and social capital for the benefit of the communities we serve in Scotland and internationally.

Glasgow Caledonian University is the first choice for the overwhelming majority of our students. Here you’ll find superb facilities, teaching excellence and a high-quality vocational education. Just as importantly, you’ll find the university - and the city of Glasgow - to be a friendly, welcoming and fun place to spend your student years.

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Quick Facts

  • Formed in 1993
  • 16,000 students
  • 700 research and teaching staff
  • 9% of students are international – large numbers from China, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, Canada
  • 2% of students are from the rest of the UK
  • Best known for - Fashion, Luxury Brand Marketing, Finance and Risk, Tourism, Engineering and the Built Environment and the Allied Health Professions.
  • Qualifications on offer –  Certificate, Diploma, Bachelors, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Integrated Masters, Masters, PhD
  • Campuses in Glasgow, London and New York
  • 95% of graduates find work or further study within six months of graduation
  • 70 postgraduate programmes and flexible study options.
  • 2nd in the UK for international student satisfaction (International Student Barometer)
  • 1st in Scotland for international student support (ISB)
  • 2nd in Scotland for learning experience (ISB)
  • 1st in Scotland for accommodation cost (ISB)
  • 1st in Scotland for visa advice (ISB)
  • Term starts in September
  • 660 rooms in student accommodation


What's Happening in Glasgow

Merchant City Festival

Merchant City 25 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019 Various prices
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Linda McCartney Retrospective

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum 5 Jul 2019 - 12 Jan 2020 £5-£7
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Summer Nights

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre 26 Jul 2019 - 10 Aug 2019 £38.50-£54.45
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Resonate: The Ultimate Gaming Experience 2019

SEC 20 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019 £0 – £35.43
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K.D. Lang: Ingenue Redux - 25th Anniversary Tour

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 22 Jul 2019 £44
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T. rex in Town

Kelvin Hall 18 Apr 2019 - 31 Jul 2019 £14
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World Pipe Band Championships

Glasgow Green 16 Aug 2019 - 17 Aug 2019 £3 - £150
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Glasgow Summer Sessions

Bellahouston Park 16 Aug 2019 - 25 Aug 2019 Various prices
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Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival

Various venues: Glasgow 10 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019 Various
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HSBC Let’s Ride City Wide

George Square 4 Aug 2019 Free
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Playground Festival

Rouken Glen Park 2 Aug 2019 - 4 Aug 2019 £0.00 to £143.25
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Women's Tour of Scotland

George Square 10 Aug 2019 Free
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Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 2019

Various venues: Glasgow 16 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019 Free
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Glasgow Cathedral Festival

Glasgow Cathedral 26 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019 Various
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Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run

George Square 28 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019 Free - £35
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Glasgow Youth Film Festival

Glasgow Film Theatre 13 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019 Various
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Linda McCartney Retrospective

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum 5 Jul 2019 - 12 Jan 2020 £5-£7
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