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

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    • The upside

      Quality of lectures. A lot more in depth than I would have thought.

      2013, 1st year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      My specific course was physiology and sports science. In 3rd and 4th year a

      2012, 4th year, Sport & Exercise Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      Managing your costs is ok as long as you stay on top of it. food and more importantly drink is reasonable priced as long as you...

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      2012, 1st year, Clinical Medicine

      Everyday expenses

      Managing your costs is ok as long as you stay on top of it. food and more importantly drink is reasonable priced as long as you look around but there is also some really fancy restaurants near the campus. Transport is good, the underground is cheap and buses are reasonable. the gym membership is also one of the cheapest in the country

      2012, 1st year, Clinical Medicine

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    • The downside

      Closer accommodation to campus.

      2012, 1st year, Astrophysics

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    • Academic Experience

      The workload is not so much, actually we have few hours everyday. The content of my course is interesting and I find it...

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      2013, 1st year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      The workload is not so much, actually we have few hours everyday. The content of my course is interesting and I find it challenging. We are required to do practical exercises every week both at home and in class. We receive regularly a feedback for our work. My course is Computing Science so we study programming, human-computer interaction, databases and also systems.

      2013, 1st year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Nights out are all pretty similar, despite supposed theme nights.

      2013, 1st year, Clinical Medicine

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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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Student score 82% MED

Overall student satisfaction

90%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

27,390

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

72%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

18%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

59%

of students are female

Young / Mature

21%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

25%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

75%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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