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The fourth oldest University in the United Kingdom, the University of Glasgow is located on the west end of Glasgow city on Gilmorehill. Glasgow University is the only university in Scotland to offer Law, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Dentistry departments as well as other departments such as Theology, Sciences, Engineering and Literature. Due to its age, the university has seen many well-known faces walk through its doors, from Albert Einstein lecturing on the theory of relativity, to John Logie Bird, the forerunner for television and great writer, James Herriot.
The University has been ranked in the top 10 for teaching quality and 55th in the World University Rankings. 40% of the students come from Scotland itself, with 39% coming from the rest of the UK and 16% from oversees, particularly from Asia more recently. Glasgow University is also one of the leading research universities with grants of more than £128 million, helping to keep teaching up to date and top quality. In 2011 the ‘International Student Barometer’ ranked Glasgow University as first for student satisfaction.
Facilities at the university include a library holding over 2.5million books and journals; sports facilities including a heated swimming pool, muscle conditioning and cardiovascular suites, indoor courts, rugby and football pitches and the cricket oval, all designed for any ability; and the Huntarian Museum which holds rare and important objects and is open throughout the week. Accommodation can be found on the University campus all within close walking distance from the university, with a mixture of catered and self-catered facilities.
The city offers a multitude of shops including boutiques and is known for being the 2nd largest shopping city centre in the UK. It also offers over 700 bars and club as well as museums and galleries for day and night entertainment. There are also local festivals to watch and take part in throughout the year which add to the vibrant city, including an outdoor Shakespeare festival and the popular West End festival. ‘The Stand’ hosts comedy nights seven days a week and for keen film goers there are plenty of places to choose from to watch the latest in cinematography. Glasgow is known for its input into the Arts world and regularly hosts orchestras, choirs, bands and composers to perform around the city. For a break from University life, there are also over 80 parks in and around the city and the coastline is only twenty five minutes away.
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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.