Glasgow Caledonian University

United Kingdom

About the University

Glasgow Caledonian University is located in the bustling Scottish city of Glasgow. 

Originally established in 1875, it has nearly 20,000 students and is one of the largest universities in the region.

The university is also home to the British School of Fashion, located in London's Spitalfields. The school is a leading institution internationally in design and clothing manufacturing.



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Campus Life

Situated across the road from campus, Caledonian Court houses students in 100 modern, self-catered flats. 

There's also private en-suite rooms available, free internet services and a laundry on-site.

The university is housed in a modern and welcoming campus in the heart of Glasgow. The hub of campus is the Sir Alex Ferguson Library. Here, students have access to hundreds-of-thousands of books, as well as 1200 study spaces. 

Students often make use of the refectory too. It's the largest of it's type in Scotland and serves everything from breakfast to dinner. There is also a state-of-the-art gym on campus, which is also home to a hair salon and spa!

Student life

Students at GCU have access to all the incredible features of the stunning Scottish city of Glasgow. 

Known for it's rich industrial history and modern reputation for the arts, it is also home to the Scottish Ballet, the Scottish Opera and the National Theatre of Scotland. 

The city is also home to the Mitchell Library, one of the largest in Europe, the perfect place for students to study outside of campus! 

The university also offers a breadth of societies, sports clubs and activities, including a student magazine, student radio station and active lifestyles programme.


Rhona Martin (olympian), Gordon Brown (Former British Prime Minister), Kevin Bridges (comedian), Eunice Olumide (model), Sikandar Raza (cricketer), Drew McIntyre (wrestler)

16860 Students
16860 Students

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