Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world and, as well as being a world top 100 university, it was also named University of the Year by Times Higher Education for 2020 this week.
The Glasgow campus is made up of 29,000 students from over 140 countries and importantly, the University is ranked 2nd in the Russell Group for student satisfaction (NSS 2020). The University is recognised internationally for its world-changing research and has a global reputation for excellence.
Five Reasons to Study at Glasgow
1. Glasgow is cosmopolitan and exciting
Glasgow is Scotland's largest city and world's friendliest (Rough Guides 2019) and was recently ranked in the Top 10 "Best Cities in the World in 2019" by Time Out.
With a wealth of cultural attractions, stunning architecture, abundant parks and green spaces, fantastic shopping and a year-round programme of world-class events and festivals, Glasgow is firmly established as one of Europe's most vibrant cities.
2. Ranking and reputation
The University of Glasgow is ranked 77th in the QS World Rankings 2021, and also moved up in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, rising two places to 14th in the UK and remaining 2nd in Scotland. THE World University Rankings saw the University move up seven places to 92nd, whilst the Guardian University Guide saw them rank 12th.
3. Ongoing investment
Glasgow are creating a campus to inspire the next generation of international learners, and a £1 billion investment to expand campus research and teaching facilities is currently ongoing.
The James McCune Smith Learning Hub is the first building to be delivered and will include flexible learning spaces and technology-enabled teaching resources and, as well as increasing teaching capacity, this modern study space will offer flexible spaces for clubs and societies, conferences and events, becoming the student-focused heart of the campus.
4. Easy access to the rest of Scotland
Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and the Scottish mainland and coast were made for exploration and adventures. From world-class watersports and walking, to cycling and mountain climbing, the possibilities for getting active in Scotland’s magnificent great outdoors are endless.
5. Wide variety of clubs and societies to join
The Students’ Representative Council offers more than 250 clubs and societies, from a Charity Fashion Show to TEDx to Physics, as well as over 40 volunteering opportunities. Joining student clubs and societies is a great way to learn new skills and make friends whilst studying at Glasgow.
Study at Glasgow
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