University of Glasgow

Glasgow | West of Scotland

Varied union activities Sporty Diverse local nightlife Political City Campus

Ucas code: G28

Glasgow is one of the UK's oldest, most prestigious seats of learning with an international reputation for academic excellence. Choose from more than 800 courses across four colleges. We're based in the cosmopolitan west end, in historical buildings with up-to-the-minute facilities. There are two student unions, Glasgow University and Queen Margaret Unions, offering a full social calendar.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 866 comments (242 students)
    • Everyday expenses

      Costs are easy enough to manage if you are organised about it. There is a bus service to transport students between halls and...

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      2012, 1st year, Accountancy

      Everyday expenses

      Costs are easy enough to manage if you are organised about it. There is a bus service to transport students between halls and campus so using that would cut travel costs. Eating at campus offers a variety of good quality food for excellent value.

      2012, 1st year, Accountancy

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    • Everyday expenses

      Managing costs depends very much on the type of person you are. I used to eat very healthy (many fruits and vegetables) so I...

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      2013, 2nd year, Business Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Everyday expenses

      Managing costs depends very much on the type of person you are. I used to eat very healthy (many fruits and vegetables) so I had to pay more for these. But if you like frozen or semi-prepared dishes you can substantially decrease costs. There is quite a wide range of food and drinks available on campus but they seemed a bit pricey to me so I found making sandwiches from home a good option (never tesco value stuff- stay away from those!). I didn't get a part-time job but I know there are quite a lot of opportunities, many of which on campus, at the student unions or for the library services. I found transport to be pricey as well, especially the subway, so I walked to and from uni pretty much all the time. It was a 30 minute walk from where I lived so it was ok. There are also some free buses on campus in the morning and in the evening going to different areas of the city.

      2013, 2nd year, Business Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Publicise these different societies and the life outside of the uni/ near campus

      2013, 2nd year, Sport & Exercise Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      The best way to make new friends is to participate in a society. In regards to unions  there are four main bodies. glasgow...

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      2012, 1st year, Economics

      Facilities

      The best way to make new friends is to participate in a society. In regards to unions  there are four main bodies. glasgow University Union (GUU) and Queen Margaret Union (QMU) are there for you to have fun while being at Uni. GUSA is a sports association, and you probably can find something that appeals to you and will keep you fit. Student Representative Council (SRS) provides a connection between lectors and students. As for facilities  there are lots of bars and cafes, including those at GUU and QMU, so it is easy to meet new people. GUSA has four spots halls.

      2012, 1st year, Economics

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    • The downside

      some lecture theatres could be better

      2012, 5th year, Clinical Veterinary Medicine

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    • The downside

      Closer accommodation to campus.

      2012, 1st year, Astrophysics

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 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.

Political

75%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

86%

HIGH

Sporty

76%

HIGH

Varied union activities

79%

HIGH

Creative

65%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21k HIGH
Student score 84% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

91%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

26,635

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

75%

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

22%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

75%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

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  • Fraser building

    Fraser building

  • Library

    Library

  • Graduation day

    Graduation day

  • Freshers gig

    Freshers gig

  • Physics lab

    Physics lab

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