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your glasgow - University of Glasgow
YOUR
GLASGOW
THE INSIDE TRACK FOR
NORTH AMERICAN STUDENTS
WORLD
CHANGERS
WELCOME
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Why choose UofG?
Your #Glaswow
Global reach and accreditation
Types of degree
Study with us: Undergraduate
Study with us: Postgraduate
Entry requirements
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Fees and finance
Glasgow: the student friendly city
Student life
Sport for everyone
Student support
Accommodation
Meet the team
WELCOME TO THE
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW’S
GUIDE FOR
NORTH AMERICAN STUDENTS!
We are proud to have a truly international campus
with more than 30% of our student population
coming from outside the UK. There are typically
around 1,000 North American students on campus.
By choosing the University of Glasgow, you’ll be
joining one of the world’s leading centres of learning,
with excellent teaching, innovative research
and world-class facilities.
#worldchangerswelcome
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WHY CHOOSE
UofG?
Top
1% of world universities*
*QS World University Rankings 2015/16
Students from the USA:
284
682
Postgraduate
students
Dedicated
International
Careers Adviser
966
on-hand to offer
advice and guidance
throughout the year
Total number of
students
Undergraduate
students
In 1837
Students from Canada:
James
McCune Smith
186
Total number
of students
graduated from the
University of Glasgow and
became the first African
American to receive a
medical degree
121
Member of the
26,000
students
Russell
Group,
the UK
equivalent
of the
Ivy League
Undergraduate
students
65
Postgraduate
students
from more than
140 countries
Follow in the
footsteps of
famous
alumni
Established in 1451,
Glasgow is the
fourth oldest
English-speaking
university in the world
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Located in
Scotland’s
largest city
with a renowned music
scene, excellent sport
facilities and shopping,
a wealth of arts and
cultural venues,
and friendly nightlife,
all on your doorstep
including
Adam Smith,
Lord Kelvin
(pictured),
James Watt
and seven
Nobel Prize
winners
YOUR
#GLASWOW
Our students share their favourite photos of the campus,
student life, the city and beyond.
THE ANNUAL WEST END FESTIVAL PARADE*
BREATHTAKING LOCH LOMOND - LESS THAN
AN HOUR AWAY FROM THE UNIVERSITY
SPREADING THE GLASGOW UNIVERSITY
UNION LOVE IN TIREE (THE MOST WESTERLY
ISLAND IN THE INNER HEBRIDES OF SCOTLAND)**
*Photo courtesy of Angus MacDonald
**Photo courtesy of Fergus Gill
For more #Glaswow images, follow us on
Instagram at: instagram.com/uofglasgow
GLORIOUS VIEW FROM THE TOWER LOOKING
DOWN ON THE WEST QUADRANGLE
THE GALLERY OF MODERN ART AND FAMOUS
DUKE OF WELLINGTON STATUE (COMPLETE
WITH ICONIC CONE!)
OUR SPORT’S MASCOT GUS CHILLING AT OUR
BIG UofG LETTERS.
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GLOBAL REACH AND
ACCREDITATION
As a founding member of the Universitas 21 global
university network and a world-renowned research
institution, the University of Glasgow is connected to a
vast network of international partners through research
links, study abroad and exchange programmes, and other
collaborative partnerships. Glasgow has direct links with
over 50 U.S. institutions including Columbia University,
Boston College, Duke University and the University
of California. We also have a number of partnerships with
Canadian institutions including exchange programmes
with UBC, Simon Fraser, Dalhousie, Queen’s, University
of Toronto and McGill.
Accelerated LLB
University graduates from North America (with a minimum
GPA of 3.0) are eligible to apply for our accelerated LLB
which will allow you to complete a law degree within two
years. During the degree you will receive a thorough
training in legal skills, legal analysis and legal argument.
For more information, visit
www.glasgow.ac.uk/undergraduate/degrees/
lawgraduateentry
Professional accreditation
We are proud that many of our programmes offer
professional accreditation. We’ve listed below a few that
may be of interest to you:
Triple accreditation for the Adam Smith Business School
Our Adam Smith Business School has joined an elite
group of less than 1% of the world’s business schools
that hold triple accreditation. The School has been
awarded accreditation under the European Quality
Improvement System (EQUIS), operated by the European
Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), the
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
(AACSB International) and the Association of MBAs
(AMBA).
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
We have approved status from the AVMA, which enables
you to have the option of practising in the USA or Canada
following graduation without the need to sit lengthy and
costly clinical proficiency examinations.
Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)
Our BEng and MEng degrees are accredited by the
Institution of Engineering & Technology. IET accreditation
is an internationally respected benchmark awarded to
high quality programmes that provide an ideal
preparation for aspiring professional engineers.
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THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW IS
RANKED HIGHLY IN BOTH UK AND
INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE TABLES.
Joint 62nd in the world – QS World
University Rankings 2015
The first and only UK university
to be rated as 5 plus stars overall
in the QS stars University Ratings,
2015
76th in the world – Times Higher
World University Rankings 2015/16
26th in the UK – Guardian
University Guide 2017
6th in the UK for student
satisfaction – i-graduate
International Student Barometer
Summer Wave 2015
1st in Scotland for student
satisfaction – National Student
Survey 2015
KELLY CHRISTENSEN
STUDIES: MSC (MED SCI) DIABETES
FROM:
COLORADO, USA
NAME:
Why Glasgow?
I never had the opportunity to study abroad during
my undergraduate degree and this was the perfect
fit! Fully immersing yourself in a new culture is a
valuable and irreplaceable experience.
My programme
Glasgow is one of the only universities in the world
with an MSc Diabetes programme and Glasgow is
at the forefront of diabetes and cardiovascular
research. It is home to outstanding professors,
clearly the leaders in their field.
Life in Scotland
Scotland is an absolutely incredible country. The
Highlands are stunning and easily accessible for all
your hiking and adventuring desires! Glasgow is
such a vibrant city with the West End as a quirky
and exuberant addition! I have really enjoyed getting
out there and exploring Scotland - from the Orkneys
to the Munros!
TOP TIPS
Join clubs, meet as
many people as
you can, enjoy the
culture, and bring
a pair of wellies!
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TYPES OF
DEGREE
Join one of the world’s leading centres of learning, where academic
excellence and innovative research create great opportunities for you.
Undergraduate
With more than 100 single and 500 joint undergraduate
programmes, Glasgow offers one of the most
comprehensive ranges of undergraduate degrees in any
university while operating a flexible system of studying
that allows you the time to find the right degree for you.
Main Undergraduate degrees awarded at Glasgow
• Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc)
• Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
• Bachelor of Divinity (BD)
• Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
• Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
• Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)
• Bachelor of Music (BMus)
• Bachelor of Nursing (BN)
• Bachelor of Science (BSc)
• Bachelor of Technological Education (BTechEd)
• Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (BVMS)
• Master of Arts (MA)
• Master of Arts (MA) (Social Sciences)
• Master of Education (MEduc)
• Master of Engineering (MEng)
• Master in Science (MSci)
An Honours degree at Glasgow offers you the flexibility
to study a range of subjects in your first two years,
giving you a breadth of experience before deciding what
subjects you would like to specialise in for your final
degree. If you choose to specialise in one subject you’ll
take a Single Honours degree and if you choose to
specialise in two subjects you’ll take a Joint Honours
degree.
A note on names
At Glasgow (and the other three ancient universities in
Scotland), an Honours degree in the Arts is called a
Master of Arts (MA) or a Master of Arts (Social Sciences).
This should not be confused with the Master of Arts
offered by some universities in England, which refers
to a postgraduate qualification.
Example of MA Joint Honours degree path
(The MA (SocSci) and BSc Joint Honours degree programmes follow a similar format).
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Year 1
Choose three different subjects
according to your interests.
Philosophy
Level-1
History of Art
Level-1
Politics
Level-1
Year 2
Continue with two of your first-year
subjects and choose another subject.
Philosophy
Level-2
History of Art
Level-2
Classics (Classical Civilisation)
Level-1
Years 3 & 4
Specialisation in two chosen subjects
in the final two years.
Philosophy
Level-3
History of Art
Level-3
Philosophy
Level-4
History of Art
=
Level-4
Honours degree destination
MA with Honours in Philosophy
& History of Art
Example of BSc Single Honours degree path
(The MA and MA (SocSci) Single Honours degrees follow a very similar path, with the addition of a new Level-1
subject in year 2).
Year 1
Choose three different subjects according
to your interests.
Year 2
Continue with two of your first-year subjects.
Years 3 & 4
You’ll study your degree subject exclusively
from third year onwards.
Mathematics
Level-1
Physics
Level-1
Mathematics
Level-2
Physics
Level-2
Chemistry
Level-1
Mathematics
Level-3
Mathematics
Level-4
=
Honours degree destination
BSc with Honours in Mathematics
Postgraduate
We offer an inspiring range of postgraduate programmes
that can help you to take your understanding of a subject
to the next level.
Taught Postgraduate Programmes
If you choose to study for a taught degree programme
at Glasgow, you can work towards a Masters degree
(eg MSc, LLM, MBA, MLitt), a Postgraduate Diploma or a
Postgraduate Certificate. With over 270 options available
you’re sure to find something that’s just right for you.
Research Programmes
Postgraduate research degrees can generally be divided
into Research Masters (MRes) and Doctoral (PhD)
degrees. They allow you to undertake a research project
under the guidance of an academic supervisor.
Admissions to research degrees are usually based on
the submission of a research proposal.
View our postgraduate programmes at
www.glasgow.ac.uk/research/opportunities
Taught programmes are usually 12 months in duration for
Masters level study and are made up of a series of core
and optional courses before completion of a dissertation
or project.
View our taught postgraduate programmes at
www.glasgow.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught
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STUDY WITH US:
UNDERGRADUATE
Glasgow is one of the world’s top universities, which means we can offer you a
world-class degree. With a fantastic range of subjects, you should be able to find
a degree programme that matches your interests.
A – Z of degree programmes
Accountancy & Finance
Accounting & Mathematics
Accounting & Statistics
Aeronautical Engineering
Aerospace Systems
Anatomy
Archaeology
Astronomy
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences designated degrees
Biomedical Engineering
Business & Management
Business Economics
Celtic Civilisation
Celtic Studies
Central & East European Studies
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry
Childhood Practice
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering with Architecture
Classics (Classical Civilisation)
Community Development
Comparative Literature
Computing Science
Computing Science (in partnership with SIT)
Dentistry
Digital Media & Information Studies
Earth Science
Economic & Social History
Economics
Education with Teaching Qualification (Primary)
Electronic & Software Engineering
Electronics & Electrical Engineering
Electronics with Music
English Language
English Literature
Environmental Stewardship (Dumfries Campus)
Film & Television Studies
Finance & Mathematics
Finance & Statistics
French
Gaelic
Genetics
Geography
German
Greek
Health & Social Policy (Dumfries Campus)
Hispanic Studies
History
History of Art
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History of Art & Art-world Practice
Immunology
Informatics
Italian
Latin
Law
Marine & Freshwater Biology
Mathematics
Mechanical Design Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautics
Mechatronics
Medicine
Microbiology
Mobile Software Engineering
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Music
Neuroinformatics (Computing and Physiology)
Neuroscience
Nursing
Parasitology
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Physics / Theoretical Physics
Physics with Astrophysics
Physiology
Physiology & Sports Science
Physiology, Sports Science & Nutrition
Politics
Portuguese
Primary Education with Teaching Qualification (Dumfries Campus)
Product Design Engineering
Psychology
Religious & Philosophical Education
Russian
Scottish History
Scottish Literature
Social & Public Policy
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Statistics
Technological Education
Theatre Studies
Theology & Religious Studies
Veterinary Biosciences
Veterinary Medicine & Surgery
Virology
Zoology
You can find the full details of each programme at:
www.glasgow.ac.uk/undergraduate
How to apply
If you’re seeking full-time study you can apply either through the Common Application* or the Universities & Colleges
Admissions System (UCAS). Applicants must apply to the university using only ONE of these systems.
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Choose your programme
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Check out the list of degree programmes listed in this
guide or visit www.glasgow.ac.uk/undergraduate
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Check the entry requirements
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Entrance requirements vary depending on the
programme.
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Interviews/Auditions for select subjects
An interview will be part of the selection process for:
Dentistry, Medicine, Music, Nursing, Teaching,
and Veterinary Medicine & Surgery.
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You’ll hear from us
We’ll be in touch on a rolling basis to tell you if you
have been made an offer (conditional or unconditional)
or been unsuccessful.
Apply for housing accommodation
The official deadline is 22 August but we would
recommend that you submit an application as soon
as possible after firmly accepting your offer.
Complete your application
The University of Glasgow accepts applications
either through the Common Application** or through
UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions
Service, which is a one-stop-shop for applying to
undergraduate programmes in the UK. Apply either
through the Common Application website or at
www.ucas.com**. We recommend applying for
undergraduate studies by 15 January 2017.
The final application deadline is 30 June 2017.
However, if you are applying for Dentistry, Medicine
and Veterinary Medicine programmes, the deadline
is 15 October 2016.
Make (us) your first choice
Remember to accept your offer by the
stated deadlines.
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Submit final exam scores
If you’ve received a conditional offer remember to
submit all final exam scores or other results by the
deadline in order to receive your unconditional offer.
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Plan your move
Check out www.glasgow.ac.uk/international/support
for checklists and advice.
For more information please visit
www.glasgow.ac.uk/undergraduate
* The University of Glasgow will not be able to consider applicants
through the Common Application for degree programmes in Dentistry,
Education, Law, Medicine, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine, and for
programmes jointly delivered with the Glasgow School of Art and
Christie’s Education. If you are interested in these programmes,
please use UCAS to apply. The University of Glasgow can only
consider applicants through the Common Application who are not
UK/EU citizens.
**Our UCAS code is G28. If you have any problems completing your
application, please contact [email protected]
SCOTTISH – NORTH AMERICAN DICTIONARY
DEGREE PROGRAMME = MAJOR
CONDITIONAL OFFER = AN OFFER OF ACCEPTANCE BASED ON CERTAIN CONDITIONS THAT MUST BE
FULFILLED. A COMMON ADMISSIONS DECISION IN THE UK
UNCONDITIONAL OFFER = OFFER MADE WHEN ALL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET
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STUDY WITH US:
POSTGRADUATE
Study with us and be part of a university ranked joint 62nd in the world.
A – Z of subjects
Accounting/Economics/Finance
Business and Management
Chemistry
Computing Science
Education
Engineering
English/English Literature
Geography/Earth Sciences
Humanities (Archaeology, Celtic & Gaelic,
Classics, Philosophy, History, Art History)
Law
Life Sciences (Anatomy, Biological Science,
Immunology, Physiology, Zoology)
Mathematics and Statistics
Medicine/Dentistry/Veterinary Medicine
Modern Languages and Cultures
Music/Creative Arts/Film Studies
Physics/Astronomy
Psychology
Social/Political Science
You can find the full A-Z of all postgraduate
programmes at: www.glasgow.ac.uk/postgraduate
How to apply
The quickest and easiest way to apply to the University
is to use our online application form. There are different
forms for postgraduate taught and postgraduate
research degrees. Each will guide you through the
process and can be found here:
www.glasgow.ac.uk/postgraduate
Taught programmes
The application deadline is towards the end of July for
September entry – please check www.glasgow.ac.uk/
postgraduate/applicationdeadlines/ for exact dates and
exceptions. Please note that our Masters in Veterinary
Public Health (MVPH) has a deadline of end of October
prior to the entry year.
Research programmes
Application deadlines vary across the University, details
can be found on the relevant programme page.
All postgraduate research students are allocated a
supervisor who will act as the main source of academic
support and research mentoring. You may want to
identify a potential supervisor and contact them to
discuss your research proposal before you apply. Please
note, even if you have spoken to an academic staff
member about your proposal you still need to submit an
online application form.
You can find relevant academic staff members via our
staff research interests search at
www.glasgow.ac.uk/research/opportunities
To apply for a taught or research postgraduate
programme, you need to provide:
• Final or current undergraduate degree transcript scanned copy in colour of the original document
• Two references on headed paper (academic and/
or professional - see specific programme entry
requirements)
• Copy of your passport (photo page)
• Any additional document(s) listed on the specific
programme listing at www.glasgow.ac.uk/postgraduate.
For example, if you are applying for a research
programme you’ll need to include your research
proposal, CV, samples of written work as per
requirements for each subject area
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Make sure you communicate with
the department/professors you wish
to work with prior to study. This will
give you a good idea of what
programs you wish to apply for.
PATRICIA NEUHOFF, USA, CURRENTLY
STUDIES MLITT ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDIES
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ENTRY
REQUIREMENTS
Students from the USA: Undergraduate
Applicants with International Baccalaureate qualifications:
Applications with 34-36 points on the full diploma will be considered for direct
admission to most schools. Please note that there are certain exceptions.
Applicants with a USA High School Diploma:
Method 1
You must achieve
• Cumulative 3.0 GPA
• SAT score of 1800 (minimum 600 in each section)
or Redesigned SAT score of 1200
or ACT score of 27
AND
• 2 AP examinations (in relevant subjects): 4+
or 2 SAT subject tests (in relevant subjects): 600+
Method 2
You must achieve
• 3 AP examinations (in relevant subjects): 4+
or 3 SAT subject tests (in relevant subjects): 600+
Applicants with other qualifications:
Holders of an undergraduate associate’s degree at a two year community
college in the USA will be considered for direct admission to the second year.
Applicants wishing to transfer from a regular undergraduate four year
bachelors degree programme in the USA will be considered for the most
appropriate year at Glasgow, dependent on their completed credits and
relevance in individual subjects.
Students from Canada:
Undergraduate
We accept high school leaving
qualifications from every province
and territory. The normal minimum
requirement is 5 or 6 subjects from
grade 12 or CEGEP at B or better, or
80% average (dependent on grading
system), including key subjects
where required. Certain schools
require a higher standard.
International Baccalaureate
Applications with 34-36 points on the
full diploma will be considered for
direct admission to most schools.
Please note there are certain
exceptions.
SATs and APs are also accepted
(see USA entry requirements).
Requirements for Veterinary
Medicine, Medicine and Dentistry
are significantly different, please
visit www.glasgow.ac.uk/usa
for further details.
Postgraduate
To be considered for direct admission to one of Glasgow’s taught Masters degrees, applicants should hold an
undergraduate four year bachelor degree, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from an accredited university or college in
the USA or Canada. Applicants should also have high grades in relevant individual subjects.
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THOMAS FLEMMING
STUDIED: MSC CITY AND REGIONAL
PLANNING
FROM:
ILLINOIS, USA
NAME:
Why Glasgow?
I chose the University of Glasgow because of its
location, its reputation, and because I have a great
amount of faith in Scotland’s higher education
system.
My programme
I chose my course because I was interested in
planning as a theoretical and practical discipline.
The course at Glasgow is highly regarded, by
academics, professionals and former students.
Living and studying in Glasgow
Glasgow is a first-class city. While small compared
to other cities, its people are welcoming and friendly,
and there is always something interesting around
the corner.
Glasgow is a city ‘on the up’. With the
Commonwealth Games, there was a lot of
investment and regeneration. Studying planning in
a post-industrial city is a perfect mix – the fieldwork
and site analyses are very interesting and prescient.
TOP TIP
Take advantage of what
Glasgow has to offer.
It is rich in history and
culture, and this is best
found out through
your own exploration
of the city.
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FEES AND
FINANCE
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Scholarships
Tuition fees
Full-time tuition fees start at $22,100* for Arts and Social
Sciences students. For a full list of our tuition fees, please
visit www.glasgow.ac.uk/fees
*this is based on a conversion rate of 1 USD = 0.69GBP
Cost of living in Glasgow
It’s always difficult to know exactly how much it will cost
to live comfortably in a new place and everyone knows
that one person’s weekly budget might only last another
person a couple of days.
We would recommend allowing $16,500 for a single
student per year and a minimum of $22,000 for a married
couple. For each child add $4,600 per year. Please note
that the following is only a very rough breakdown of costs
per month for a single student in average priced
self-catering accommodation. In addition to the below
figure of $16,500, you should include the following
amounts annually: Books: $580; UK Travel: $435.
Accommodation
Food
Clothes
Bus, underground, taxi fares
Laundry, stationery, stamps, toiletries
Telephone/Internet
Entertainment
Cost per month*
$680
$260
$100
$60
$40
$60
$175
*this applies to undergraduate and postgraduate fees and is
based on a conversion rate of 1 USD = 0.69GBP
The University is committed to supporting students and
rewarding excellence. We therefore offer a wide range of
scholarships for students coming from North America.
For example, postgraduate students from the USA and
Canada will be automatically considered for merit
scholarships worth £5,000-£10,000, including the
Country and University Trust Leadership Scholarships.
There’s also the opportunity for undergraduate students
to receive the University’s Undergraduate Excellence
Scholarship, worth £20,000. Furthermore, Glasgow has
partnerships with the Marshall Scholarship and Fulbright
Commission to support postgraduate study. For a full list
of scholarships including eligibility and how to apply, visit
our website: www.glasgow.ac.uk/scholarships
Federal Aid
The University of Glasgow accepts aid through FAFSA
and is one of the few UK universities to offer a dedicated
US Federal Aid Support Officer.
Contact: Carol Barnett at [email protected]
Federal Aid registration code (FAFSA): 008383
For more information, visit:
www.glasgow.ac.uk/services/registry/finance/federalloans
Healthcare
International students studying in Scotland are eligible
for medical treatment under the National Health Service
(NHS), including prescriptions. All students are covered
under the service and pay a one-time Immigration
Healthcare Surcharge when applying for a student visa.
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GLASGOW:
THE STUDENT
FRIENDLY CITY
With a wealth of cultural attractions, stunning architecture, fantastic shopping
and a year round programme of world-class events, it is easy to understand why
Glasgow is firmly established as one of Europe’s most exciting destinations.
Why Glasgow?
The UK’s 3rd largest city and one of the world’s top
student cities
Lively nightlife with more than 700 bars, pubs and
nightclubs and seven cinemas, including the tallest in
the world
UK’s first UNESCO City of Music, host to around 130
music events every week
Successful host city of the 2014 Commonwealth
Games and MTV Europe Music Awards and 2015 host
of the World Street Dance Championships.
Consistently voted as the top place to shop in the UK,
outside London’s West End
More green space per head of population than any
other European city with over 90 parks and public
gardens
Host to several international festivals each year from
Piping Live and Jazz to Comedy and Film
More than 20 museums and art galleries offering free
admission including the Kelvingrove Art Gallery &
Museum, one of the most visited museums in the
United Kingdom outside of London.
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For more ideas on what to do in Glasgow, visit
www.peoplemakeglasgow.com
The three things I enjoy most about
studying in Glasgow are getting to
know people of all kinds of ethnic
and cultural backgrounds, that there’s
always something to do, and how
beautiful the city is – even in the rain!
ERIN PARK, USA,
STUDIED MA GAELIC STUDIES
Getting here
Discover Scotland
Glasgow’s excellent transport links mean you’ll be well
connected to the rest of the UK and the world beyond too.
By joining us at Glasgow, you’ll find beautiful scenery,
fascinating castles and some of the world’s best-loved
cultural festivals all within easy reach. Here are just a few
of the activities:
1 mile = 1.6 kilometres
0 miles
100
200
300
400
500
NORWAY
Glasgow
Edinburgh
Dumfries
Belfast
DENMARK
Dublin
Manchester
NETHERLANDS
Cardiff
Amsterdam
London
Brussels
GERMANY
BELGIUM
FRANCE
Climbing, mountain biking, sailing and golf courses
only a short journey from the city
Skiing and snowboarding slopes less than three hours’
drive away
The Clyde coast and its beaches, castles and ice
cream parlours, only 25 minutes away
Easy access to renowned events such as the
Edinburgh Festivals and T in the Park
Loch Lomond, the heather-clad peaks of the Trossachs,
and the South-West Highlands, under an hour away.
Paris
(clockwise L to R) Buchanan Street, part of Glasgow’s Style
Mile; Ashton Lane, a charming cobbled lane packed with bars,
restaurants, cafés and a cinema; mountain biking on the Black
Route in the Highlands of Scotland (photo credit: Visit Scotland)
Best of all, is Glasgow’s pounding
live-music scene which is one of
the best in Britain, and accessible
through countless venues dedicated
to homegrown beats.
LONELY PLANET, 2014
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STUDENT
LIFE
Location
Our main campus is located in the vibrant West End
of the city, just two miles from the city centre. Home
to cafés, restaurants and bars hidden down cobbled
lanes, a mix of boutique shops, museums, art galleries
and parks, the West End’s blend of bohemian and
cosmopolitan provides a unique backdrop for your time
in Glasgow.
Get involved
Becoming a member of our University unions, Council,
clubs or media can be a great way to discover what
you’re good at. Pursue your passions, meet like-minded
people and boost your employability!
Discover new hobbies
We have more than 250 societies for you to get
involved in, such as:
American Society
Cecilian Society
Cheese Society
Cut! Filmmaking
Historical Arts Society
International Society
Wakeboarding Society
Explore the possibilities at
www.glasgowstudent.net/clubs
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Careers Service
From the moment you arrive at Glasgow, you will hear
about the wide variety of career events and opportunities
on offer. You’ll have the chance to:
Meet global recruiters on campus
Learn about volunteering organisations, work
experience and part-time work
Gain access to expert guidance and specialised
information to help you make informed choices
about your future
Get advice from our dedicated International
Careers Adviser
Find placements through our Internship Hub.
More information can be found at
www.glasgow.ac.uk/internshiphub
Your Future
Glasgow graduates are in high demand with world-leading
employers from all over the globe.
In 2013, 83% of our North American graduates were in
employment or further study.
Recent North American graduates have found
employment in Yale University, UNICEF, World Bank,
GlaxoSmithKline and the Bank of America.
Student Unions
All of our students can use two
unions, each with its own personality
and facilities. Glasgow University
Union has a selection of bars,
nightclub, café, two libraries, snooker
hall and pool tables. Not to be
outdone, Queen Margaret Union
hosts new music, local bands, big
name acts, the longest-running
student club night in Glasgow
(Cheesy Pop) and two quizzes.
SCOTTISH –
NORTH AMERICAN DICTIONARY
BLETHER = GOSSIP/CHAT
BANTER = HUMOROUS CHAT
CLOCKWORK ORANGE = GLASGOW
UNDERGROUND TRAINS
BOTTLE OF GINGER = BOTTLE OF IRN BRU, THE
BEST-SELLING SOFT DRINK IN SCOTLAND!
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SPORT FOR
EVERYONE
Whether you’re a world-class athlete or a complete beginner, Glasgow has the
facilities and expertise to keep you motivated. What else would you expect from
the host city of the 2014 Commonwealth Games?
Sport for fun
Sport for the great outdoors
From the serious to the social side of sport, love it all
at Glasgow. We have more than 16,000 members of
our sports facilities and approximately 4,000 students
participate in our 49 different sports clubs. With so many
activities to try out and plenty of post-exertion socialising
opportunities available, you can get fit and have fun at
the same time.
If you like some fresh air in your fitness regime then
you’re in the right place. Clubs such as the Hares and
Hounds offer road, cross-country and hill-training runs
for all standards, or you could tackle some of Scotland’s
fantastic mountain trails with the cycling club. You could
even find yourself skydiving, surfing, snowboarding or
potholing in Scotland and beyond.
Sport for fitness
Sport for team players
Our two purpose-built exercise centres, including our new
£10m extension are open seven days a week, early until
late. Facilities include:
With excellent facilities for team sports at the University’s
Garscube Sports Complex and a number of friendly clubs
open to new members, you could find yourself playing,
among others: American football, basketball, lacrosse,
netball, golf, hockey, volleyball – even ultimate frisbee.
• a six-lane, 25m heated swimming pool
• sauna and steam room
• fitness suite
• a sports hall with viewing gallery
• martial arts studio
• squash courts
• strength suite, cardio suite and exercise studio
• activity halls
• grass and synthetic pitches
• cricket oval
• tennis courts.
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Support for talented athletes
If you’re a talented athlete in training, we offer a range of
services to support you to manage the demands of
competing in sport at the highest level while undertaking
your degree. You can apply for a number of sports
bursaries and scholarships.
For further details, see
www.glasgow.ac.uk/sport/talentedathlete
What can I do?
Aikido
American football
Athletics
Badminton
Basketball
Boat (and rowing)
Boxing
Canoe
Cheerleading
Cricket
Curling
Cycling
Fencing
Football (soccer)
Gaelic football
Golf
Hares and Hounds
Hockey
Judo
Karate
Kendo
Lacrosse
Muay Thai boxing
Netball
Potholing
Riding
Rifle and sporting gun
Rugby
Sailing
Shinty
Shorinji Kempo
Ski and snowboard
Skydive
Squash
Sub aqua
Surf
Swimming and waterpolo
Tennis
Trampoline
Triathlon
Ultimate Frisbee
Find out more
www.glasgow.ac.uk/sport
Follow @glasgowunisport on Facebook and Twitter
Famous sporting alumni from
Glasgow include Olympic
gold medal winning rower
Katherine Grainger and Guinness
World Record holder cyclist
Mark Beaumont.
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‘ I am extremely
shy so the entire
study abroad experience
helped me become
independent and
self-confident.’
ALYSSA BENNETT
STUDIED: COMPUTING SCIENCE,
CLASS OF 2006
(STUDY ABROAD STUDENT)
POSITIONS SOFTWARE TEST ENGINEER
HELD:
AT MICROSOFT,
QUALITY ASSURANCE
ANALYST FOR TEKSYSTEMS
LIVES:
SEATTLE, USA
NAME:
The University
I am an American who studied abroad at the
University of Glasgow. I chose to study in Scotland
because I have Scottish ancestry. Glasgow is a
major city with good transportation links to the rest
of Scotland, the UK and mainland Europe, which
made it easy to travel on weekends.
My Glasgow Experience
My most memorable student experiences were the
field trips for my Science and the Environment and
Archaeology classes. On one trip, we visited
standing stone circles and 3000 year-old burial
chambers in the middle of muddy fields filled with
sheep and cows. As an American, it was interesting
to drive a short distance (relative to US distances)
and see sites that predate the founding of my home
country by thousands of years. Studying abroad at
Glasgow was my first trip out of the United States
by myself. I am extremely shy so the entire study
abroad experience helped me become independent
and self-confident.
Life after Glasgow
Following my time at University, I was a Software
Test Engineer at Microsoft (contract through
TEKsystems) for four years testing the website
game developers use to submit content to the Xbox
LIVE Marketplace.
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ANDRE STAPLETON
STUDIED: LAW (LLB), CLASS OF 2000
POSITION: VICE PRESIDENT GLOBAL DIGITAL
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
AT SONY MUSIC
ENTERTAINMENT
FROM:
NEW YORK CITY, USA
NAME:
My Degree
I chose my degree course as I believed that it was
the best programme that I could get into! Once on
the course, I found it to be genuinely interesting and
widely applicable. Since graduating, I have found
having a degree from Glasgow is something that
employers respect. I have done well in my career
and the degree has helped to get a foot in the door.
My Glasgow Experience
During my time at Glasgow, I was a member of the
Debating Society and took part in the Squash Club
and Skiing Club. I found all of them to be a lot of
fun. I found those formative years helped to develop
me into who I was to become, helping me gain a lot
of confidence. To anyone reading this, get ready for
a TON of fun and some amazing new friendships
which will last a lifetime!
Life after Glasgow
After graduating, I worked for Accenture as a
Management Consultant. Currently I work in
business development and strategy at a major
record label. I have worked in this area for eight
years now, with increasing responsibility (and
geographical coverage) as I have climbed the
ladder. I negotiate deals for the second largest
record label in the world, being accountable for 25%
of all music released, with a wide range of digital
distribution companies such as iTunes, Spotify,
Amazon, Beats etc.
TOP TIPS
Focus on what you love, not
just what will make you money
or sounds good on a resume.
Nurture genuine relationships
wherever you are.
Enjoy it and don’t stress
the small stuff.
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STUDENT
SUPPORT
On arrival at Glasgow
During term time at Glasgow
Airport arrival
The University’s Welcome Team will be waiting to
welcome you when you arrive at Glasgow Airport* and to
direct you to the transport service provided by the
University. For details of the times when our Welcome
Team members are at the airport and when our bus
service will be running, see
www.glasgow.ac.uk/international/support
International Student Support
The International Student Advisers can help you with the
practical aspects of living and studying in Glasgow.
The advisers aim to give sympathetic, confidential and
practical help on a wide range of matters as quickly as
possible; they also organise orientation programmes,
regular workshops and activities for you (and your family
if they are residing in Glasgow with you). For more
information see www.glasgow.ac.uk/international/support
*During specific dates in September only, see website for details.
International student orientation programme
Our orientation programme provides information on
our excellent services available to you as well as some
sessions on life in Glasgow. You will get the chance to
meet fellow students at an evening social event and take
part in a city bus tour. A shorter orientation also runs in
January. For details see
www.glasgow.ac.uk/international/support
Freshers’ Week
Freshers’ Week provides a bright and vibrant variety of
events to launch you into student life at the University of
Glasgow. It is run by our four student organisations and
includes bands and DJs, campus tours, sports taster
sessions and the Freshers’ Fair, where you can find out
about our wide range of clubs and societies. For further
information, visit freshersweek.glasgowstudent.net
Counselling & Psychological Services
A confidential service is available to all registered students
experiencing emotional and psychological issues.
A range of help is offered including short-term individual
counselling and psychotherapy, group counselling,
cognitive behavioural therapy, psychological services and
a daily drop-in service. For more information see
www.glasgow.ac.uk/counselling
Advisers of Studies
Every undergraduate student is allocated to an Adviser of
Studies who guides students in the choice of an
appropriate syllabus. The adviser can also counsel
students on more general matters relating to their
progress; such as examination regulations, absences
due to ill-health and any other routine difficulties. More
serious problems will be referred to the Student Counsellor
or the International Student Advisers (see above).
Disability Service
The University welcomes enquiries from any international
student applicant who has a disability or chronic health
condition. This includes dyslexia; or any other specific
learning difficulty, a chronic medical or mental health
condition, sensory impairments or access and mobility
difficulties. The Disability Service can arrange support
strategies for students, after an individual needs
assessment interview. For more information see
www.glasgow.ac.uk/disability
SCOTTISH –
NORTH AMERICAN DICTIONARY
FRESHER = FRESHMAN
FRESHERS’ WEEK = SOCIAL ORIENTATION
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Scotland is a beautiful country with
a rich artistic culture, and Glasgow is
an excellent representation of this.
Music, art, literature, and history are
all within easy reach, and the people
themselves are lovely.
QUINN RAMSAY, USA, STUDIED MLITT
CREATIVE WRITING
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ACCOMMODATION
We understand that moving to a new country can be a daunting experience.
The accommodation office is here to help you find a suitable place to live and
can guarantee a place in our university residences (providing you’ve applied for
residence before 22 August). You can apply for accommodation as soon as you
have accepted your offer, even if your offer is conditional. Living in residences is
a great way to make new friends and settle in quickly to university life.
Facilities
Fees*
We have seven student residence options for both
undergraduate and postgraduate students, in convenient
locations within walking distance of our main campus.
Benefits include:
Fees range from around $5,100 per year for a shared
room and $6,380 per year for a single en-suite room in a
self-catered residence, to around $10,085 per year for an
en-suite single bedroom in catered accommodation.
• trained pastoral staff living onsite
• group insurance cover for your belongings
• automatic membership of the University’s sport and
recreation facilities
• 24/7 internet access incorporating wi-fi in all bedrooms
• bed linen
• managed on-site coin-operated laundries
• to assist students, some residences are served by a
limited shuttle bus service at certain times during
term-time.
*this is based on a conversion rate of 1 USD = 0.69GBP
For further information, visit
www.glasgow.ac.uk/accommodation
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SCOTTISH –
NORTH AMERICAN DICTIONARY
ACCOMMODATION = HOUSING
STUDENT RESIDENCE/HALLS OF RESIDENCE
= DORM
FLAT = APARTMENT
SELF-CATERED = DOES NOT INCLUDE MEALS
CATERED = INCLUDES SOME MEALS SERVED IN
THE RESIDENCE HALL
ENSUITE = PRIVATE BATHROOM
FLATMATE = ROOMMATE (SHARING A FLAT,
NOT TYPICALLY A ROOM)
JESSICA PENNEY
STUDIES: JOINT HONOURS
SOCIOLOGY/POLITICS
FROM:
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES,
CANADA
NAME:
Why Glasgow?
I chose to study in the UK because of the rich
history and travel opportunities. I wanted to study
in an English-speaking country but also have the
ability to take trips to Europe and other parts of the
UK often and for a low cost. This has proven to be
possible, since I’ve been able to travel to the
Highlands for £2 and to London for £9!
Life in Glasgow
There are many more cultural differences between
Glasgow/Scotland and Canada than I had
previously imagined! Glasgow is an amazing city
though, and Scottish people are extremely friendly.
Glasgow has so much to offer students, there is
always something exciting happening, whether it
be theatre performances, concerts, movies at the
cinema, great food and more!
My future
I really like the focus that the University of Glasgow
puts on employability skills. I believe my degree
will allow me to get a job in the field in which I’m
interested.
TOP TIPS
Get involved as soon
as possible!
Join societies that interest
you, as you will meet
many great people with
similar interests.
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MEET THE
TEAM
Meet us in the USA
The University has three dedicated International Officers
based in the USA. They frequently travel around the USA
meeting prospective students and are on hand to answer
questions regarding entry requirements, admissions or
any other queries you may have. If you would like to meet
one of the team or have a question you’d like to ask, we
would be delighted to hear from you!
Leann Schmitz
International Officer (based in USA)
Tel: 303 963 6814
[email protected]
West (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado,
Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico,
Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
Contact our Glasgow Office
Please see details below.
Northeast & Midwest (Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire,
New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin)
Danielle Houston
International Officer (based in USA)
Tel: 321 276 8337
[email protected]
Southeast & Central (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia,
Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina,
Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia,
Washington D.C., West Virginia)
To find out when we’ll next be visiting a city or town near
you, visit www.glasgow.ac.uk/international/
meetusinyourcountry
Meet us in Canada
Our International Officer frequently visits Canada and
would be happy to meet with you. You can get in touch by
emailing [email protected]
Please visit www.glasgow.ac.uk/canada for details of
our next visit to Canada.
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Contact us in Glasgow
We can help you with any inquiries you may have.
Joey Kirk
International Recruitment Manager
+44(0)141 330 3914
[email protected]
Jill Inkster
International Recruitment Co-ordinator
+44(0)141 330 7369
[email protected]
Take a trip to Glasgow
If you’d like to visit our beautiful campus, there is an
opportunity every Thursday for a guided tour of the
University. To register please visit:
www.glasgow.ac.uk/visit
Ask a Student
Find out what student life is like in
Glasgow from someone who knows.
Our Ask a Student service offers you
connections with current students,
whether you want to speak to
someone else doing the same
programme or a fellow North American,
there’s always someone available to
help out with useful advice. Get in
touch on our website:
www.glasgow.ac.uk/askastudent
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