University of Glasgow
Glasgow | West of Scotland
Ucas code: G28
What students say about this university1189 comments (330 students)
As a Science student, I spend a lot of time in teaching, with compulsory labs that last a pretty long time. Personally my...
As a Science student, I spend a lot of time in teaching, with compulsory labs that last a pretty long time. Personally my course has a lot of different methods of assessment, we do essays and lab reports and quizzes and group projects, all of which contribute to my grade. We get feedback on all the work we do, some is whole class feedback which isn't particularly helpful, but we get some individual feedback too - the quality of it just depends on the marker, and its never face-to-face feedback either. Semester one of the course was great, so interesting and just the right level of challenging for me, but semester two was a bit boring and very information dense, unfortunately.×
The university recently elected Edward Snowden as rector, as well as divesting from fossil fuels apart student demostrations.Report
The University of Glasgow has a beautiful campus in an eclectic area of the city. It has so much to offer students no matter...
The University of Glasgow has a beautiful campus in an eclectic area of the city. It has so much to offer students no matter who they are. The courses they offer seem to be well structured and have great members of staff associated with them. My course in the education building is new and although there have been some issues with organisation the staff make sure that they take the students feedback and actively do something about it.For those who enjoy a night out there are fantastic restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs of all kinds near the University and the Unions are particularly good for this as well - there's always something going on. If you, like me, are not into that sort of thing there are societies to join, places to explore within the vicinity of the campus (you're in Glasgow for goodness sake so take advantage of the city) and great places to grab a coffee and dig into your inevitably humongous reading list! As I live at home I can vouch for the transport links which make it easy to get to the University. If you are planning on trying out student accommodation it will be even easier, the university itself provides bus links to and from the University from some of these places. If you realise in your first year that student accommodation is not for you then you could always band together with fellow students and rent a place together for the rest of your studies as well.No matter who you are your preferences are represented in the University of Glasgow in a way that goes beyond the surface. There are opportunities to have your voice heard and to involve yourself in things you care about and it is just the natural culture of the place. I think this may be the best thing about this wonderful and unique University.×
We have four unions! Students Representative Council (SRC) do admin, 2nd hand bookshop, help with housing/council tax etc.,...
We have four unions! Students Representative Council (SRC) do admin, 2nd hand bookshop, help with housing/council tax etc., minibus services, communicating with uni senate about how it is run. GUSA - Glasgow University Sports Association, run the gym and the sports clubs. Two social unions with different feels/buildings. Plenty social nights in each, bars, gigs, events.×
Food, transport and life costs are high, but I guess it's just a UK thing.Report
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction89%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students26,815
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate71%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time15%
of students are part-time
Male / Female58%
of students are female
Young / Mature18%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK27%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction76%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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