University description (as per official university website)
Glasgow Caledonian is a dynamic university and our student population has grown to over 14,000 in recent years. We have over 90 undergraduate, 40 postgraduate programmes and a large number of students engaged in research for PhDs in topics that put them at the forefront of their disciplines. Our students come from over 90 countries throughout the world, enriching our campus and making us a truly cosmopolitan environment in which to study.
We are proud of our growing reputation as a provider of high quality research, consultancy and training services to local, national and international businesses. Our recent work includes collaborations with organisations such as Microsoft, Bovis Lend Lease (Scotland), CISCO Systems and Scottish Enterprise in the development of programmes, facilities and research capacity.
Glasgow Caledonian University is Scotland’s fourth largest university in terms of student recruitment. Though our history dates back to 1875, Glasgow Caledonian was officially formed in 1993 with the merger of Glasgow Polytechnic and The Queen’s College, Glasgow. Since then the university has established a reputation for providing innovative, career focused programmes – currently 92% of our graduates seeking employment find work within six months of graduation.
Our campus is located in the heart of Glasgow city centre and is one of the best learning environments in the UK. The campus has been designed to not just provide space for people to learn, but also to meet their human needs – to talk, to recharge and also to have fun. Our learning café, Real@Caledonian, is an example of this new approach. It provides the latest technology enhanced learning facilities in a friendly, café-style environment.
Our new Saltire Centre is the latest addition to our campus and boasts wireless networking, a student mall, quiet and group study areas, a learning café and exhibition space amongst its many features. Other features of the campus include a virtual hospital, clinical simulation labs and a broadcasting suite. Not to mention, Arc, our health and fitness centre which provides excellent recreational facilities for our students, staff and the local community.