Glasgow Caledonian University

History

  • GCU is a vibrant, modern university for the common good. Formed in 1993, its founding institutions date back to 1875.
  • It delivers academic excellence to 20,000 students at home and overseas with the support of 1600 staff and a distinct commitment to challenge social injustice at home and overseas.
  • GCU's Chancellor is Nobel Peace Prize Winner and global anti-poverty campaigner Professor Muhammad Yunus. 
  • GCU’s London campus attracts postgraduate students from across the world. It is home to the GCU British School of Fashion, supported by leading academics and honorary professors, some of whom lead global fashion brands such as Ted Baker, Whistles Arcadia, ASOS and M&S.
  • The New York campus, another UK first for GCU, opened in Manhattan’s SoHo district in April 2014.
  • GCU’s award-winning Caledonian Club works with children and their families in Glasgow and London to inspire academic ambition.
  • The Glasgow campus is being transformed by a £30million redevelopment to create new social, learning and teaching facilities that will enhance the student and staff experience even further. 
  • GCU has high employment rates with 95% of graduates in employment or continuing education six months after graduation (Destination of Leavers of Higher Education data).
  • GCU is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsibility management programme. It is an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus in recognition of its leadership role in social innovation education.
  • GCU is the first university in Scotland to achieve accreditation by the Living Wage Foundation.
  • Students benefit from a range of volunteering and work placement opportunities at home and overseas.

Location and Transport

  • Campuses in Glasgow, London and New York.
  • The Glasgow campus has excellent travel links – 100 metres from Buchanan Bus Station and walking distance to Central and Queen Street rail stations. Close to Glasgow International Airport.
  • The London campus is in Spitalfields, with easy access to train, tube and bus services.