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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)
    • Academic Experience

      As a Science student, I spend a lot of time in teaching, with compulsory labs that last a pretty long time. Personally my...

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      2016, 1st year, Biology Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      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.

      2016, 1st year, Biology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Political scene

      The university recently elected Edward Snowden as rector, as well as divesting from fossil fuels apart student demostrations.

      2014, 3rd year, Electronic Engineering

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    • Student Union

      Pretty gd

      2014, 2nd year, Nuclear & Particle Physics

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    • The upside

      The University of Glasgow has a beautiful campus in an eclectic area of the city. It has so much to offer students no matter...

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      2016, 2nd year, Academic Studies In Primary Education

      The upside

      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.

      2016, 2nd year, Academic Studies In Primary Education

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    • Student Union

      We have four unions! Students Representative Council (SRC) do admin, 2nd hand bookshop, help with housing/council tax etc.,...

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      2014, 3rd year, Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture & Related Subjects Not Elsewhere Classified

      Student Union

      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.

      2014, 3rd year, Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture & Related Subjects Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Finances

      Food, transport and life costs are high, but I guess it's just a UK thing.

      2016, 1st year, Technologies 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

26,815

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

71%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

15%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

58%

of students are female

Young / Mature

18%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

27%

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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