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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 774 comments (217 students)
    • Careers

      Organised events. Information sent out about career opportunities. Lectures with guest speakers from the field.

      2016, 2nd year, International Marketing

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    • Academic Experience

      The Physiotherapy course is great, theoretical classes alternate with practical sessions which allow for an optimal learning...

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      2013, 3rd year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      The Physiotherapy course is great, theoretical classes alternate with practical sessions which allow for an optimal learning experience. The first year can be challenging as it requires a lot of independent learning and the content can be complex. However it's all worth it! You'll be divided in classes of roughly 20 students, which provides a great opportunity for learning, whether through interacting with the lecturers or through peer-learning. The biggest focus will be on learning all the normal anatomy of the human body and how to test various things such as range of movement, strength or stretches. As such, much of your time will be spent in practical rooms, where you have to be ready to undress (appropriately) if you act as a model. The rest of the time, you will go into more detailed subjects, like physiology, where you will learn the fundamentals of cellular biology and how the different systems in the body function. At the end of the first year, the human body will have a lot less secrets for you. And you'll catch yourself analyzing how people walk in the street! In the first year, you will have both practical exams as well as written essays.

      2013, 3rd year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      no licensed premises on campus, food areas ok but not brilliant

      2012, 2nd year, Midwifery

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    • Student Union

      Although there is not a big studet Union like many other university's, there is the student association that has many events...

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      2014, 2nd year, Graphic Design

      Student Union

      Although there is not a big studet Union like many other university's, there is the student association that has many events that are attended by clubs and societies throughout the year

      2014, 2nd year, Graphic Design

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    • Nightlife

      Lecturers are fantastic so helpful and laid back

      2016, 2nd year, Environmental Engineering

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    • The downside

      Informing the students about cancelled classes earlier.

      2012, 1st year, Design Studies

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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

16,580

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

83%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

22%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

60%

of students are female

Young / Mature

23%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

12%

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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