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University of Glasgow Reputation
The University of Glasgow is located in South West Scotland. 29,725 students are enrolled at the University of Glasgow:
- 20,910 of these students come from the UK
- 3,175 come from other EU countries
- And 5,640 are students from non-EU countries.
(Source: HESA 2017/18)
The graduate outcomes for the University of Glasgow show that six months after leaving university, 97% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving the University of Glasgow, is £22,800 a year.
(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)
Updated: 23rd September 2019
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Overall, my experience in the University was amazing. I started being a close-minded brat and ended up being a well-rounded individual with loads of experiences. I appreciate the personalised services provided by the university and would recommend students to apply for its courses. However, the academic experience needs more work and a few courses in my field were unexpectedly vegetative and could be improved when it comes to the tutoring or co-curricular activities. If University of Glasgow is in your mind, just go for it without a second thought.
Don’t be fooled by its prestigious reputation and beautiful main building. Once this novelty wore off, I personally thought the teaching was dreadful with staff absences happening around twice a week. Anyone who requires any extra support will not receive this from this institution. I tried for a year to Change to a course that I was overly qualified for but with no avail. In fact, I reached out to multiple universities in Scotland and every single one were much more helpful in guiding me and more timely than my own! It is a uni that is filled with intelligent students therefore they don’t care about the teaching. What’s much more admirable is unis like glasgow Cali who don’t have the best rep and accept much lower grades but produce bright employable graduates - that’s when you know the teaching in the middle is great. Accommodation isn’t great (like most unis) however it is overly expensive and far from campus in most cases!
I would encourage prospective students to look elsewhere. Last year students missed out on graduation and even degrees due to the university’s appalling handling of the strikes and subsequent non reply to complaints and refusal to reschedule lessons and deliver them. This then escalated to bullying and harassment of some students for fees to be paid despite the students not having had lessons delivered for a portion of semester two. There is also an extreme lack of support for students at this university from any student association. Last year futures were put in the balance or even ruined by University of Glasgow. The exact opposite one would expect from a supposed world ranking university. Please see my blog for further details. This is in addition to appalling working conditions and modules being changed at the last minute so you don’t actually get to study what you signed up for or were promised. [website link removed]
An excellent, prestigious university with beautiful historic campus. Great student life, including excellent student unions and societies. A relatively homogenous, white middle-class student body being the main downside (however, this is recurring issue at most ancient universities).
It’s clear that students are no longer the focus of the University’s aims as they continue to fund research and cut student services. The campus library is large but still fails to have enough space for students particularly during exam periods where it is near impossible to find study space. Hospitality services are ridiculously expensive.
This university thrives off of its reputation and being a Russel group university. However, after you arrive you see this image is all a facade. I’ve just finished a 4 year degree in engineering and can confirm the engineering department here is a joke. The best way to describe it is that lecturers are researches who have been forced to teach in order to maintain funds for their research. Students will always come second. The lack of facilities is astonishing for a university of this calibre. Approximately 150 computers specifically for engineering students this barely covers 15% of students in the school of engineering. Student support is non-existent. If you’re struggling you’re left for dust. The way the courses are taught sets you up to be a researcher not an engineer. If you want to do real engineering, apply to a technical university with industry links (Glasgow has none I’m aware of). Upon graduation they’ve done nothing to help me into working life and provide career support.
The University of Glasgow provides a great student environment, with great staff and great facilities. The student societies are of a top class, and the four student unions provide both great help and great enjoyment. One of the only problems is the eduroam WiFi, which is often quite slow or disconnects easily.
Can't really fault this university! I love it and it was my best decision to come here. All the academic buildings are on a campus which is stunning! Yet it's still in the city so you get the best of both lives! The city has so much character and also has its green spaces! I was in the best flat and loved all my flatmates! I didn't realise it was free to Europeans (I'm from England) so it's very multicultural and so interesting! The library is 12 floors but sometimes you still struggle for a seat but it's got the best book selection ever! My only issue with the university is the organisation of the Psychology department!
What really makes this uni I feel is the library. Although it is often tight for space, the staff can really make your day. They always seem honestly happy to help with any problem you have. Coming in on a Sunday morning to write an essay for the next day (like I did this morning) is a pretty horrible thing to have to do, and getting a smile and being asked how your day has been by someone who actually seems interested really puts a smile on my face and motivates me. I can't recommend this university more.
I did a masters in economics and was very disappointed. Very expensive, yet you don't get much back, level is kept extremely low to make most students pass. The business model seems to be built mostly on a good marketing scheme.
A historically good university ruined first by its students, electing a pathetic rector, purely as a political gesture, wishing to censor free speech, and then the University Officials having a complete disregard for the heritage of the university and the surrounding area and demolishing a sizable ornate former infirmary block to throw up some glass monstrosity. It disappointed me more every year.
The whole university as a whole is a timeless location with great minds coming out from it and has been a crucial part of the Galasgow culture and life as a Glasgow Uni student is definitely at the top from great education facilities to great night life. There’s a lot for students to do in and out with the uni.
Mostly old lecture theatres, hence quite uncomfortable benches and stuff. Just like old churches. Computer labs in Maths and Stats building and Boyd Orr building are good. Lots of cafeterias and coffee shops around campus, but not always easy to find! Very crowded in the 2017/2018 semesters due to a mistake where the uni accepted too many students.
Disgusting, disgusting, disgusting. The experience I had with this University left me humiliated and absolutely dejected. I was treated with so much rudeness from the staff members and unbelievable indifference for a potential student trying to explain that their online account does not work. The man from the complaints team seemed absolutely bored with his job which would explain why he hung up on me and BLOCKED my number. What kind of University allows the staff members to act in this manner....absolutely dissapointed. It is not worth it.
Disgusting, disgusting, disgusting. The experience I had with this University left me sick to my stomach, humiliated and angry. I was with extreme rudeness from staff members and utmost indifference. It left me speechless how terrible they can be to potential students. I wish I had never signed up for this University.
Glasgow University is like studying at Hogwarts without the witchcraft and wizardry. It is a beautiful campus with lots of useful facilities surrounding it. The library is huge, and there are always staff around to help. There are many opportunities to join clubs and societies, the only criticism I would have of this is the funding for the clubs is not the best. There are two unions to choose from, GU is definitely the best if you can get past the smell of stale beer. Overall a great place to study!
Really friendly and lively, always someone to talk to! All facilities needed are available, there's nothing needed that we don't seem to have! Main buildings are beautiful with great views especially in summer. Also high level of teaching and staff.
Great facilities on campus with lots of events on and clubs to join. Wi-fi is a bit temperamental at times but this is not a massive issue. A great benefit is the computer labs open 24 hours for computing students which is of great benefit to computing students.
Excellent university with great facilities and an unbeatable reputation. I value in particular the learning atmosphere around the campus, the university's very dedicated academic staff and its extensively well equipped library; the UofG is a perfect place for studying and research!
Glasgow uni is the best decision I ever made. I study languages and love my course! The city is the best place to be as a student and the university is so beautiful - it's so nice to study in such a lovely building. Come to Glasgow - I can guarantee you won't regret it!
The University of Glasgow has a plethora of outstanding features, in a variety of areas. From academic prowess and achievements to sporting dominance - not forgetting the insane nightlife that goes with it! There's something for everyone. And not just something to get involved in, something to be proud of!
Surpassed all my expecatations, made my first year a stress free, fun, enjoyable experience. Really amazing university, already strongly passionate about it, would recommend it to anyone! Great for meeting a huge range of people, discovering new things and, at risk of sounding very cliche, really helping you grow as a person.
The university of Glasgow is as a whole a fantastic university to be part of. The campus is amazing with unique buildings which make it a pleasure to go to lectures. The societies and clubs are great as there is an amazing,large selection to choose from and allows for a wider university experience!! I can't wait to start year 2!!!
A fantastic and warm environment welcomes any student that is willing to partake in events and social gatherings. For students who are a bit more secluded, the university offers many clubs and societies that anyone will fit into and make friends for life. I know that I have made 4 fantastic friends that I will hopefully keep all my life.
Not always the facilities for the vast number of students - despite the library being enormous it is often jam packed. Any hope of studying in there during exam season is lost. Campus wifi is eduroam so is bad as a standard. Option of two large students unions is excellent, you can find any sort of environment you want. Prices are a bit on the high side for a union but still not as bad as in normal pubs.
The university of Glasgow is absolutely amazing! The city as a whole is fantastic and the university stands out amongst it, it also has extremely helpful staff and facilities and the option of a truly flexible degree.
It's a great university and if you make the effort you'll find really good societies and became very close to the people you meet. The Queen Margaret Union is really cool and a nice place to hang out, and to go to on Friday nights. The music is more varied than in the other union.