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Applying to Glasgow Caledonian University
- Entry Requirements:
208-223 UCAS Points
Average range for Glasgow Caledonian University entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.
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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Read Glasgow Caledonian University Reviews
The university layout and library are excellent, which makes the teaching environment more enjoyable. However some of the lectures are terrible, I currently had a heated argument with one of the lectures, which I believe to be a personal issue. As I felt it could have gotten physical and has become only worse since October. Nothing has been undertaken to address the issue. Warm and welcoming reception, not quite. Time to leave, probably.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.