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    Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is one of Scotland’s largest universities with more than 20,000 students from 100 countries studying across its main campus. The university also has campuses in London (houses the British School of Fashion) and New York (Glasgow Caledonian New York College is a partner college situated in the SoHo district), along with partner universities in Oman, Bangladesh, India, and Africa. GCU offers various postgraduate and undergraduate programs as well as part-time study options.

    Student Experience 
    The university’s city-centre campus provides is home to over 20,000 students and 1,600 staff from 100+ countries around the world. GCU offers students opportunities to take part in a study abroad program or as part of a global exchange. The university became the first in the entire country to achieve EcoCampus Platinum certification for its impactful environmental practices. According to global rankings, the university also ranked first in Scotland for student work experience opportunities. 

    On-campus Facilities
    GCU offers one of the best learning environments to students in the country, with the hub of the campus being occupied by Sir Alex Ferguson Library, which houses over 250,000 books and 1200 study spaces. During the break, students can head to the refectory which serves healthy lunches. They can even relax or get to work in the café, Real@Caledonian with their classmates. The campus also houses a fitness centre along with a sports club, a hair salon, and spa.

    Glasgow for students
    With more than 20,000 students attending the university from across the world, it becomes difficult for every student to stay in the on-campus university halls. This is why many of them end up renting a room in a student accommodation near Glasgow Caledonian University. There are plenty of benefits of staying in off-campus residences as they offer a plethora of facilities. Since they are close to the city centre too, students can easily find the balance between their academic and social life. 

    Things to do in Glasgow
    Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city, with its medieval Scottish charm and brilliant architecture, comes with a charming array of attractions. Magnificent buildings, world-famous art collections, bustling nightlife – the city has something for every type of personality. When you have the day off, explore the city and visit the Riverside Museum to travel back in time or follow one of Glasgow’s trails to take in some of the street art, heritage.

    Transport in Glasgow
    Those students who are new to the city will find that the transport links around Glasgow are well-connected. The main bus operator in the city is First Glasgow, running on timetables and route plans. Glasgow is also well served by train services from Queen Street station. The subway which runs every 5 minutes during peak hours is the easiest way to get in and around the city centre. The city is also easy to explore on foot which gives students plenty of time to take in the breath-taking views.