I have loved it, really interesting, met lots of great friends, interesting modules and friendly and supportive staff. I would recommend to anyone thinking about diagnostic imaging or even just going to Gcu in general.
Lots of careers and skills workshops, staff are eager to help and are always signposting to different events and fairs and lots of free help from the campus support team.
The amount of practical placement we get is great.
The students Union is brilliant, well represented and does a lot putting the students and health and wellbeing first. Plus a great bar!
Excellent facilities, lots of cafes and the canteen is good with varied options. Empire biscuits are fab.
It's a great location in the very centre of Glasgow, close to lots of train and bus stations and lots of accommodation.
You couldn't ask for a more varied selection of societies and sports clubs, they are brilliant!
They have excellent counication systems for staff and students and brilliant personal tutors who reach out to support students in any way they can.
Fantastic. Made lots of friends, and the course is great. Not too slow, and fast enough to not bore people. Classmates are very chill, and teachers are understanding and nice. Can get a bit stressful when given coursework. But overall very nice.
My course offers opportunities to work with real companies and give us time to work on our portfolios.
Practical tutorials. We are taught step by step through a range of ways like videos, lectures and we get homework to help us.
Has a few facilities, and they even have a bar there. There's also a computer room downstairs. Perfect for everyone.
Plenty of facilities. A few canteens. Okay-ish food. Could be more diverse.
Yes. Plenty of accomodation. Nearest is right across the road from uni.
Plenty of societies. Not a lot of sports here, but we have a gym in campus.
Feedback is alright. We sometimes get given questionnaires to help make our course better for the year before us. Haven't experienced personal counselling yet.
It’s been good overall. The transition between school and university has been interesting, I’m surprised to find that it’s not as full on as school was, and I like having the freedom to control my own education and study patterns. I like the societies that I have joined. They’re great from a social perspective, which is what I was really looking for. Plus it gives me something to do other than work or studying.
As a first year, I’m not too sure on this one, but when I was researching all of my potential universities I saw that they had good employability rates for their students after graduation. And numbers don’t lie.
I like how all of the lectures are face to face, I find it easier to learn that way. And I appreciate the seminars because they’re smaller classes and if you don’t understand something from a lecture you can ask your seminar tutor for further clarification. Overall, I think my course is taught well, but if I had to bone pick I’d say that when it comes to assignments sometimes it’s really vague on what we have to do and the lecturers don’t go into much detail about what’s expected of us. As first years, I feel like we should have a bit more guidance on that front.
I can’t say too much on this, as I’ve only been a student at Cale for a semester, but from what I’ve seen so far they’re committed to ensuring all students have a voice, and that’s great. Although the Student Union building is small, I quite like it, it has a relaxed vibe to it and the food there is mad good and reasonably priced so honestly I can’t complain.
I think they’re really good. GCU Learn/Blackboard is excellent, the library is excellent, from what I’ve heard the gym is really good and it’s quite cheap compared to other gyms in Glasgow.
Glasgow Caledonian Uni is in an excellent location in my opinion, it’s next door to several private and university-owned accommodations as well as Buchanan Bus Station. It’s located in the centre of Glasgow, which means that it has a multitude of stores nearby. Queen Street and Central train stations are also extremely close.
I think for the size of uni that it is, it’s done well in terms of all the clubs/societies that it has. They do have a lot of things that would suit all different types of people and I think that’s what matters the most; that everyone has something to enjoy.
For the ratio of student to staff, I think the uni does well in regard to personal tutor time. It’s entirely up to the students whether or not they want to use that time or not, which is good because it invokes a sense of independence and responsibility.
i deal with deep mental health issues/disabilities while studying which has not made my experience very enjoyable, however i have a great amount of support on this front and i commend the university for this.
my uni makes a huge effort to increase employability which has been emphasised from the moment i stepped through the doors which i have been highly impressed with. the careers department is very strong, staff frequently send around opportunities for work, placements are abundant, ex students who are now employed in the industry give talks, and we are encouraged to apply our studies to the 'real world' at every turn.
i really like how practical the courses are and that we are assigned a eprsonal tutor, and i like the ammount of academic support and the way it is built into the course itself. i dislike the lack of one on one contact with professors, i cannot fill out the contact hours question as i am really not sure of the answer
i think its very nice but could certainly be bigger, there should be an additional room for chilling out and/or events.
yes, in the city centre
decent but could be higher, sports seem to be more invested in than societies.
the personal support is really great and i like how academic development is a part of the course in itself which we attend classes for etc. there is high learning support for everyone and so it doesnt need to be sought out.
Mainly positive, but under-staffing does affect quality of course. The course is good, but sometimes the sport psych course gets lost in the counselling course emphasis.
Seems to be lots of links to employers. As a doctorate student these are less relevant to me, but my course does include lots of professional placement hours.
Too many courses taught with emphasis on majority of students - i am in minority course. Enjoy the focus on theraprutic practice.
Facilities are limited
Yes, very central.
Not involved so cannot comment
Wellbeing centre is excellent. Tutors are over-stretched.
I feel after being at university it is similar experience however being older I feel that a lot of the unimportant items taught can be left out. There are a couple of lecturers who understand this and the teaching is concise.
It serves the purpose of achieving a degree and there are some slight aspects where they try to assist but feel that the application is not that successful.
I enjoy some of the lecturers but other are patronising in feedback and the support is not alway there.
There is not a lot going on at the union and feel it is never busy and does not have the same excitement and atmosphere as previous student union.
The facilities are good and modern enough, however feel the library is always overly busy and not enough spaces to study.
It is a reasonable location from Glasgow Central Station where I have to get the train from.
There are a great deal of them however with the busier schedule of fast track and work I am not a member of any.
I feel it is a very search them out to get support and feedback takes a long time to get back and lecturers can be very degrading and have superior attitudes.
GCU has been great in terms of social and academic however experienced some challenges at the begging mainly academically but with the support I have managed to get the hang of it now
There are regularly emails send out by staff members who help us with the above, drop in sessions and advertising it across campus through posters and virtual learning space. So in terms of the school reaching out to us students is very good.
There is a lot of course work that builds up towards the end of a trimester so the way in which course work is planned out
GCU has always got people that are elected to help students gain a better study/ social experience and in my opinion they work really hard to help make change. There are a number of facilities from the library to canteen to designated study area to a 24 hour lab. Excellent facilities.
The university facilities are great and modern
Yes the University campus is a 15 minutes walk from my home and is less than a minute into the city Centre where it’s close to places to grab food and even get a bid of shopping done when under all the pressure of studying :)
GCU has a wide variety of sports and societies from African /Caribbean, Asian, Islamic studies, mental health societies to rugby and yoga classes (and many more sports classes ) so there really is something for everyone.
The support is great where there is an open door policy with frat advice and help needed to those that seek it
I have really enjoyed my university experience so far and cannot wait for my next year of study! I would tell future students to really make use of all the amazing amenities on campus and the location for sure.
A lot of work placements are available through my program and we are supported through it by our teachers to make sure we learn everything we possibly can while we are there
I do not like the difference in teaching across professors within the same course - especially when learning the material for the first time
The facilities are really good - the gym, the bathrooms, the library, the food court and the study spaces.
Yes it is right downtown and close to food shops, bars, cinemas and all entertainment options
They have a great gym facility right on campus that I use - I don't know apart from that
The support is really good - we get feedback on all of our assignments and our teachers are constantly around for us to answer questions.
There have been more downs than ups, would like to see better organization and support as well as a level playing field. Some tutors offer or acknowledge additional support plans where as others don't.
Does not do enough
face to face
yes but only expensive accommodation
could me more accessible, the waiting time is always weeks so often too long
Bad, biased professors and not at all motivating. Incoming students, especially international, if you are coming to this course, I highly suggest you do not get into this university. Their professors, a syllabus is not up to the marks.
No such efforts, the university is making. Especially, they don't care about international students at all.
The course professors are biased and can be seen clearly. the MSc course has more courses on skills than core subjects. Sometimes, I wonder, Am I studying MSc in Food or skills.
No facilities they have related to food research. In fact, in the name of food bioscience, they are teaching bioscience and sills.
Very bad. academic professor biased, does not how they gave marks. If you counter them with their feedback, U can clearly see they did not read your answer. plus, they humiliate you, by saying that, you don't have critical thinking and given marks are not bad. Also, the course is on Food bioscience but not a single professor is from food background.