Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is an award-winning institution based in both London and Glasgow. It offers an innovative and creative education, contributing to society in a positive manner and striving to go beyond the traditional role of universities.
GCU’s for the Common Good commitment is at the forefront of its strategy, delivered by students and staff across a range of courses in various academic schools and departments. GCU also provides academic excellence with students encouraged to be creative and address real-world global challenges to transform lives.
Placed in the top 100 universities in the UK in the 2020 Times Higher Education rankings, GCU provides world-leading and internationally-recognised research, teaching and innovation.
Amongst its wide range of courses, GCU is known as a leader in nursing and midwifery, as well as having expertise in renewables, energy and construction. The university is also known as a high-quality provider in areas such as management, business, law and social science education.
The university’s Stunning city-centre campuses house more than 20,000 students and 1,500 staff, with the diverse population being made up of more than 100 nationalities. The friendly campus features modern facilities and an excellent learning environment, including a study centre and academic library named after founding donor, Sir Alex Ferguson. Numerous opportunities including internships and studying abroad are offered to students, helping create well-rounded students leading to 95 per cent of graduates finding work or further study within six months (HESA, 2018).
GCU is known to drive innovative social and economic impact, with studies finding it generates nearly GBP 1 billion worth of benefit each year.