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University of Glasgow

Glasgow | West of Scotland

Varied union activities Diverse local nightlife Sporty 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 1189 comments (330 students)
    • Political scene

      often visible activism around campus

      2014, 3rd year, Business Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      The halls I've been living in has exceeded my expectations in terms of value for money

      2016, 3rd year, Change Management

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    • Sport

      There is a huge variety of sports clubs and teams at Glasgow, ranging from your standard sports like football and rugby to the...

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      2014, 2nd year, Archaeology Not Elsewhere Classified

      Sport

      There is a huge variety of sports clubs and teams at Glasgow, ranging from your standard sports like football and rugby to the outright weird and wonderful!

      2014, 2nd year, Archaeology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      The Queen Margaret Union, the Glasgow University Union, and the Frasier building, all conveniently located around the campus,...

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      2012, 2nd year, French Language

      Everyday expenses

      The Queen Margaret Union, the Glasgow University Union, and the Frasier building, all conveniently located around the campus, provide cheap food and drink, as well as offering meal deals for students. There are also lots of restaurants and bars that provide week-day deals for students, such as Kethcup burger bar and Bar Soba, which both offer 2 for 1 on main meals for students. Some bars also offer deals, such as Vodka Wodka's cheaper mid-week drinks, and Nude cocktail bar's Mojito Mondays (2 per mojito).

      2012, 2nd year, French Language

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    • Academic Experience

      Course is very intense. Not best suited to those with kids and busy family life

      2016, 1st year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      alot of teaching but good teaching, not a party university.

      2013, 2nd year, Health Informatics Not Elsewhere Classified

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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.

Political

70%

HIGH

Sporty

77%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

83%

HIGH

Varied union activities

80%

HIGH

Creative

64%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Student score 82% MED

Overall student satisfaction

89%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

27,220

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

71%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

14%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

59%

of students are female

Young / Mature

17%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

28%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

76%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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