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Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow | West of Scotland

Diverse local nightlife City Campus

Ucas code: G42

As an innovative and international institution we thrive on our diverse and inclusive values, which provide our students with an outstanding experience, in a city centre location, providing you with everything on your doorstep to be a forward thinking, engaging student. We have a 100% overall student satisfaction for Optometry according to the 2011 National Student Survey.
Source:GCU Students' Association

What students say about this university

Dialog 777 comments (219 students)
    • Everyday expenses

      The only problem with caley is that because it is based in the centre of Glasgow, food and drinks are not that cheap from...

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      2012, 2nd year, Physiotherapy

      Everyday expenses

      The only problem with caley is that because it is based in the centre of Glasgow, food and drinks are not that cheap from anywhere in te city centre. Luckily we have plenty of cafe's that sell good, relatively cheap food and coffee! Being in the city centre, it is pretty easy to get anywhere you need to go. It is right opposite from the bus station and a 10minute walk to queen st train station.

      2012, 2nd year, Physiotherapy

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    • Everyday expenses

      The prices on.campus are more than reasonable & there is a good variety of things to eat and drink.

      2012, 2nd year, Event Management

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    • Everyday expenses

      food on campus is cheap but its your typical canteen food. pleanty of weatherspoons in the city and cheap cafes, lots of...

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      2012, 2nd year, Nursing

      Everyday expenses

      food on campus is cheap but its your typical canteen food. pleanty of weatherspoons in the city and cheap cafes, lots of opportunities for part-time work in call centres/restaurants etc. cost of transport is cheap! look into buying student bus pass, works out really cheap if you buy 10 week card, subway is also cheap! and walking even cheaper lol

      2012, 2nd year, Nursing

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    • Everyday expenses

      Best place to eat is Refectory, besides that University is in the city centre so everything is close

      2012, 2nd year, Audio Technology

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    • Everyday expenses

      My costs where pretty easy to manage since I stayed at home. All I needed to worry about where travel expenses.

      2012, 2nd year, Media Studies

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    • Everyday expenses

      Optometry books very expensive (60-90 pounds each new).

      2012, 1st year, Optometry

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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.

Creative

51%

LOW

Sporty

59%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

78%

HIGH

Varied union activities

62%

MED

Political

47%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Student score 76% MED

Overall student satisfaction

81%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

16,580

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

83%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

22%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

60%

of students are female

Young / Mature

23%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

12%

of students here are from outside the UK

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League table rankings

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Where it's located

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