Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow | West of Scotland
Ucas code: G42
What students say about this university590 comments (171 students)
we had 4 seminars in our first term a week and 3 in our second term, and 2 lectures for each subject, so over all were in 9...
we had 4 seminars in our first term a week and 3 in our second term, and 2 lectures for each subject, so over all were in 9 hours a week which isnt that much at all. this was good and bad at times. The content differed from each modules, some tutors and lecturers were great and enthusiastic and some were not at all. each modules had different work to do but i prefer essays than group work. the feedback wasnt the best for most, and collecting it would take a while sometimes.×
Could do better with the student union. There isn't one. A better structured timetable.Report
They go all out with electing and campaigning for the student president and reps. My course is very political and the uni is...
They go all out with electing and campaigning for the student president and reps. My course is very political and the uni is involved in a lot of relevant research.×
I don't really know if they are good or not since I am not using them but the very fact that they do exist and are available...
I don't really know if they are good or not since I am not using them but the very fact that they do exist and are available for students is already a good thing. I know there is a gym in my university, as I was told, it isn't as sophisticated as other gyms who would find elsewhere but it's still something that I wouldn't expect to be in a university. There is a tennis court in the university, and the international students service organise free tours of Glasgow in bike quite often. I know for a fact that there is a football club run by one of the Student Association staff member, and I assume there are several sport clubs.×
The amount of teaching is fair and gives plenty of time outside of classes to study and keep up to date with course work. The...
The amount of teaching is fair and gives plenty of time outside of classes to study and keep up to date with course work. The content of the course is interesting and relevant to the subject and aims to get you ready for real life work. The type of work expected of you ranges from exams to essays to practical work such as presentation. There is also plenty of group work to ensure you get practice working with other people the way you would in the real world. The feedback you receive from tutors is usually written on your coursework and can be fairly brief. I found it hard to get a hold of tutors outside of class time as they are rarely available to pop in and talk to and most require appointments which isn't always practical as you could become stuck while working on course work but then not get an appointment until the next day rather than popping in for a quick 5-10 minutes to ask your question. The facilities needed for the course would be computers and group meeting rooms for practicing presentations and getting discussions. Computers are readily available throughout the University and there are usually rooms available to practice in. There are also rooms available on request if you book in the Student Union for 1 hour periods and this is free to book, you just email them.×
sports- theres a great gym on campus which is cheap to join with lots of classes as well as lots of different sports teams the...
sports- theres a great gym on campus which is cheap to join with lots of classes as well as lots of different sports teams the campus is great- everything is really close and its nice and modern food- there are a few different places to eat on campus so a big selection×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction85%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students16,930
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate83%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time20%
of students are part-time
Male / Female59%
of students are female
Young / Mature22%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK13%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction70%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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