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The small campus meant that students are able to move from one classroom or lecture hall to the next easily and relatively quickly for classes, and the entire environment and university staff (including those in the Wellbeing Service & the security services) have all been very welcoming to students.

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By member1226719
On 6th June 17

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St Mungo's #1
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The small campus meant that students are able to move from one classroom or lecture hall to the next easily and relatively quickly for classes, and the entire environment and university staff (including those in the Wellbeing Service & the security services) have all been very welcoming to students.

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By member1226719
On 6th June 17

Applying to Glasgow Caledonian University

Entry Requirements:

208-223 UCAS Points

Average range for Glasgow Caledonian University entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.


Offer and Acceptance Rates:
Offers:
10,275
÷  
Applications:
19,335
=
Offer rate:
53.14%
Acceptances:
3,465
÷  
Applicants:
14,160
=
Acceptance rate:
24.47%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 25th January 2018. All data is based on UCAS standard definitions.

Glasgow Caledonian University Reputation

Glasgow Caledonian University is located in South West Scotland. 16,450 students are enrolled at Glasgow Caledonian University:

- 14,435 of these students come from the UK
- 810 come from other EU countries
- And 1,205 are students from non-EU countries.

(Source: HESA 2017/18)

The graduate outcomes for Glasgow Caledonian University show that six months after leaving university, 96% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving Glasgow Caledonian University, is £20,500 a year.

(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)

Updated: 23rd September 2019


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st September 19

The university of Glasgow is has been an excellent choice. I have been given the opportunity to meet lecturers and professors experts in my field of studies. Besides, the facilities provided there are excellent, even during the summer as there were coffee shops available and the library was opened every single day. This is an excellent institution with four centuries of history.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th August 19

Fantastic university, great environment and friendly people

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th August 19

Brilliant facilities. Always someone there to help.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th August 19

Going into my Third year within Glasgow Caledonian university and throughout my time here it has allowed me to meet new people, join clubs that I love and has amazing facilities for learning. The only downside to Caley is our small student union. All in all I'm definitely happy I chose Glasgow Caley to study.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th August 19

Very considerate of people from all faiths. Specifically - I am a muslim and there is a place of worship as well as ablution rooms. This allows me to study and practice my religion at university making it easier for me to balance both.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th August 19

I like the campus, it’s nice with plenty of space and all in one place so your not having to walk for miles from class to class. Overall I will have to say I feel the uni are very last minute with everything, there’s a chaotic and disorganised feel every time I return from summer. Exams times aren’t great. The exam period always starts like less than a week after classes finish meaning if you’re one of the first exams u have no time to study properly which is obviously very stressful and I feel leads to bad results.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th August 19

Amazing support system in place, feel like all staff genuinely want to help and there is a great atmosphere throughout campus among fellow students. Advanced facilities and amenities on offer

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th August 19

So much to do , everyone’s mentally sound

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd August 19

The staff and the facilities are great, but it can get a little crowded from time to time.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th July 19

The name explains it all.Uni for the common good. Great university!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th July 19

Really modern campus, a great library, Good course structure

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 7th July 19

The facilities are quite good, as a lot of new renovations have taken place. The societies and clubs are as good as students make them, so it's not so much on the university if these are bad. But, there are many to join. The student union is decent, nothing too special but it's what you'd expect from an on campus union. The internet and wifi is pretty bad in some area's, and a lot of their computer and network systems are quite slow and dated. More could be done. I don't even know where the careers service is, nor did I hear from them much. Wasn't well advertised at all.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 7th July 19

Honestly, this uni could be so much better. But it's full of far more useless and/or lazy tutors than there are good/decent tutors. There's no star system on this review for rating the lecturers, so I'll be honest about the facilities, they are pretty good. But if you actually want to learn something useful, you're better of doing it all from online courses. As that's effectively what I had to do. Much of the material provided was awful and out-dated. For a technology course, this should not be the case. Some coursework marking felt as though it was just given out randomly to look like legitimate overall marks, as some modules had overly simple coursework that would mean all students are handing in identical coursework, how this produced such varied marks amazes me. Some modules would give a marking scheme when coursework is issued, some would not, making it near impossible to determine what is actually being asked, or what needs to be done.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th July 19

Great experience and very fulfilling academic modules which helped me in developing my skills and competencies.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 7th July 19

My course was taught very well and all the faculty were amazing. GCU however is run like a business with no regard for student life. No proper students union, no sports union, hardly any funding for societies and sports, basic facilities, no music facilities, no debates/ external speakers . It is a glorified college which focuses more on "the common good" that it's own students.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th July 19

I always felt very supported and the staff were great.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th June 19

Glasgow Caledonian University is a school I will recommend to both national and international student. Great staff both educational and non educational, great Learning Development Centre team, well equipped library, health and fitness centre, well organised educational and fun events

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th June 19

It was the best 4 years of my life

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th June 19

It's a very good university!!! Its accommodating to international students, and passes out really important messages about life !

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th June 19

Gcu is a great place to learn with very supportive lecturers and a great use of facilities! I love the quiet library and the fact that it remains quiet is a great attribute.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th June 19

The science department are the least helpful people I’ve ever met in my entire life. They do not care

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th June 19

Great campus with lots of facilities, always notified of career opportunities by module leader. The union isn’t that great as quite expensive.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th June 19

Tutors are amazing and super helpful. The campus has a really welcoming and friendly vibe!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th June 19

The University have everything as a normal student needs. And even staff and the environment are very friendly apart from this you will have time to meet with different people from different countries by which you will get awareness of different cultures etc.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th June 19

I love studying at Glasgow Caledonian University. It’s a brilliant atmosphere with great tutors and support. I am a member of the cheerleading sports society and it was such a good decision because I’ve made so many new friends and I am learning so many new skills.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th June 19

very good place for computing :)

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th June 19

Very supportive throughout degree

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th June 19

The campus is amazing and it has all the facilities needed for a student. All the clubs and societies are well organized and fun.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th June 19

I really enjoy attending GCU. The facilities and staff are amazing. I would highly recommend it!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th June 19

Very modern university and campus and career oriented

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th June 19

Excellent facilities available through out the campus

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 4th June 19

The engineering department is dreadful. The lecturers are uninteresting and not helpful in the slighest. They fail to actually teach anything about the modules that are in the course before including material in the exam which has never been seen before. There are maybe 4 good lecturers in the engineering department and one of those 4 is semi retired. DO NOT COME HERE

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th June 19

Love it had an amazing 1st year

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th June 19

Great university, with helpful stuff and amazing facilities

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th June 19

Excellent university with great services and support

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th June 19

Love the facilities provided to every student, most importantly the library.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th June 19

Supportive staff, variety of societies and great facilities

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd June 19

GCU has a great and easy to navigate campus and facilities, very approachable staff and a very good student support system. What makes the time at GCU great is the atmoshpere, the numerous opportunities to meet new friends and the university's constant focus on improvement and drive to become the best it can be.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd June 19

It’s the best uni. Friendly staff and good timetabling has allowed me to plan work and things around exams and lectures

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd June 19

Cale offers a fantastic university campus in the heart of Glasgow City Centre, with fantastic supportive staff on a number of levels. However, the facilities are somewhat lacking in terms of expensive canteen facilities (the likes of the local Sainsbury’s is far better value for money) and the student Union is pretty non-existent when compared to other Glasgow universities.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd June 19

Once you get the WiFi sorted it's all breezy from there , always brilliant opportunities to do weird and wonderful things , fab library as well

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd June 19

Great modern campus with great facilities for computing etc. Unions pretty small but still class. Feel it could do with more societies etc

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 31st May 19

Clubs and societies disappointing

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st May 19

Many clubs and societies available Still need improvement for student associations building

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th May 19

Great time and societies are vast and diverse

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th May 19

Spacious places where you can study and also be with your friends

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd May 19

Lot mix of people very big and overwhelming but soon used to it

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd May 19

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th June 17

The small campus meant that students are able to move from one classroom or lecture hall to the next easily and relatively quickly for classes, and the entire environment and university staff (including those in the Wellbeing Service & the security services) have all been very welcoming to students.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd November 16

Brilliant, new University building, all situated on the one campus, but severely lacking a student union.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd November 15

poorly organised, poor 'student experience' - freshers, societies, union

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th October 15

They couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery at Caley but the facilities are phenomenally good

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th July 15

Good library and cafes bad for union, freshers and societies

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