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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 774 comments (217 students)
    • Nightlife

      1st year. It was not challenging me at all due to the low evel of the assesments. I feel like 2nd year has been better,...

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      2016, 2nd year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Nightlife

      1st year. It was not challenging me at all due to the low evel of the assesments. I feel like 2nd year has been better, particularly the last essay we had. It demands critical thinking, which is what university is all about. Furthermore, the general communication at university is not handled very well. Some of the staff can be very difficult to get in touch with, or simply misinform you. There is an overall lack of organisation.

      2016, 2nd year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      no licensed premises on campus, food areas ok but not brilliant

      2012, 2nd year, Midwifery

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    • Finances

      getting a job or a student loan will be required at some point, the bursary isn't enough to live on

      2016, 2nd year

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    • Accommodation

      First year halls of residence in Caledonian Court is a good starting point for any student leaving home for the first time. The...

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      2012, 2nd year, Radiography, Therapeutic

      Accommodation

      First year halls of residence in Caledonian Court is a good starting point for any student leaving home for the first time. The flats are clean and the bedroom size is decent. Buchanan View however is slightly more spacious.

      2012, 2nd year, Radiography, Therapeutic

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    • Creative scene

      There is a drama society, choir and hand crafts but nothing really musical like an orchestra.

      2014, 2nd year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Creative scene

      Has fashion and theatre societies

      2014, 3rd year, Retail Management

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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.

Varied union activities

67%

MED

Sporty

64%

MED

Creative

52%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

82%

HIGH

Political

52%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Student score 78% MED

Overall student satisfaction

83%

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

Student union satisfaction

68%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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League table rankings

Here's where this university ranks in the three main league tables (where available), which are calculated using a combination of stats that they each weight in different ways. They’re a handy guide but don’t offer the full picture – just because a university is top (or bottom) of the league tables doesn’t mean it is (or isn’t) the right choice for you.

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Where it's located

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