Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow | West of Scotland

Diverse local nightlife City Campus

Ucas code: G42

As an innovative and international institution we thrive on our diverse and inclusive values, which provide our students with an outstanding experience, in a city centre location, providing you with everything on your doorstep to be a forward thinking, engaging student. We have a 100% overall student satisfaction for Optometry according to the 2011 National Student Survey.
Source:GCU Students' Association

What students say about this university

Dialog 730 comments (215 students)
    • The upside

      sports

      2013, 3rd year, Law Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Sport

      The gym is really nice!

      2014, 3rd year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      The sports clubs are good and easily accessible. The choice of modules on my course are fun and varied.

      2012, 1st year, Media Studies

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    • The upside

      Teaching standard, Learning support, Sports

      2013, 2nd year, Social Work Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Political scene

      There is not too much but there was a yes society and a no society when the scottish referendum was taking place. I dont think...

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      2014, 2nd year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

      Political scene

      There is not too much but there was a yes society and a no society when the scottish referendum was taking place. I dont think there is much else.

      2014, 2nd year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Nightlife

      Lots of clubs ie Walkabout and Jelly Baby

      2014, 2nd year

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Varied union activities

67%

MED

Sporty

64%

MED

Creative

52%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

82%

HIGH

Political

52%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Student score 78% MED

Overall student satisfaction

83%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

16,930

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

83%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

20%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

59%

of students are female

Young / Mature

22%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

13%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

68%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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