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UCAS code: G28

The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning, and is the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451, the University of Glasgow is recognised internationally for its ground-breaking work and has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin to the father of economics Adam Smith.
Source: Glasgow University Union

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Sporty

73%

MED

Political

73%

HIGH

Varied union activities

76%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

80%

HIGH

Creative

65%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22.8k HIGH
Student satisfaction score 84% HIGH

Number of students

32,465

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

65%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

13%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

40%

of students are male

Young / Mature

23%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

21%

of students here are from outside the UK

What students say about this university

583 comments (166 students)
    • Support

      They were actually surprisingly more supportive than I thought they'd be. They're really understanding of financial...

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      2018, 2nd year, English Literature

      Support

      They were actually surprisingly more supportive than I thought they'd be. They're really understanding of financial difficulties and the loans and discretionary funds they offer really have saved me. They were also really good to talk to and they put me at ease.

      2018, 2nd year, English Literature

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    • Scholarship

      I first applied for it first year, and it was due to difficulty affording accommodation and the deposit for my second year...

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      2018, 2nd year, English Literature

      Scholarship

      I first applied for it first year, and it was due to difficulty affording accommodation and the deposit for my second year flat. I just emailed student support and got a meeting where we talked through the form. This form needs to be filled out every year you want to apply for the fund. It is very straightforward and worth the small hassle. Without it I wouldn't have been able to afford university. My advice would be to go as soon as possible, as at Glasgow the deadline is early second semester.

      2018, 2nd year, English Literature

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    • Course

      I think that my lecturers dont really care about the students. Ive been waiting for weeks for a reply to an email.

      2018, 1st year, Aeronautical Engineering

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    • Accommodation

      The subway is real close. I live close to most of my friends. The pubs and nightclubs are cheap, especially for students.

      2018, 1st year, Aeronautical Engineering

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    • Accommodation

      I checked with the landlord that we could stay in our current flat

      2018, 2nd year, Aeronautical Engineering

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    • Accommodation

      We live right in Glasgow's west end, 2 minutes away from the university campus. Its fairly cheap rent for the area and...

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      2018, 2nd year, Mathematics Not Elsewhere Classified

      Accommodation

      We live right in Glasgow's west end, 2 minutes away from the university campus. Its fairly cheap rent for the area and everything is nearby so we chose to stay here. Its very popular and all the flats in our block are students. There are supermarkets, pubs, clubs and restaurants on our doorstop and the subway station that takes you into Glasgow city centre in 8 minutes. The housing quality isn't great, no double glazing and poor recycling facilities. Very small kitchen and kitchen areas with a couple issues with security in our common close, but the city council and our landlord have been fairly helpful in getting these things sorted.

      2018, 2nd year, Mathematics Not Elsewhere Classified

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