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Glasgow Caledonian University

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Student Accommodation

  • Caledonian Court provides self-catering flats for 660 students, each with six to eight bedrooms, all with Wi-Fi. Rooms are also equipped for students with special needs or disabilities.
  • Caledonian Court is part of the campus and is convenient for all amenities in the centre of Glasgow. Support is always on hand through the on-site accommodation and security office.
  • Glasgow Caledonian's Accommodation Office also maintains a regularly-updated list of private accommodation.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £99 to £118 per week

The costs above are for the academic year 2019/20

Student Life

  • Glasgow is one of National Geographic Traveler's top 20 'Best of the World' destinations. The city was also voted 'friendliest city in the world' in a Rough Guide poll and described as a must visit destination by the New York Times, The Guardian and Wanderlust.
  • Recently honoured as a UNESCO City of Music, the lively music scene has produced countless famous and ground-breaking artists, including – in recent times - Franz Ferdinand, The Fratellis, and Glasvegas. In sporting terms, Glasgow is perhaps most famous for football, with the city boasting Scotland's largest football stadia (Celtic Park, Ibrox Stadium and Hampden Park) and four professional football clubs. Testament to Glasgow's vibrant cultural appeal, welcoming atmosphere and top-notch sporting facilities, in 2007 the city was chosen to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
  • For those after retail therapy, Glasgow is second only to London for the best shopping experience in the UK, with high street shopping malls like Buchanan Galleries, to the exclusive Princes Square development and designer Italian Centre.

Nightlife and Culture

  • Live music is very popular with numerous venues ranging from the SSE Hydro to the Barrowlands, and a vibrant pub and club scene rivals that of any other major UK city. Glasgow's renowned music venues, such as the legendary Barrowlands, showcase an endless stream of musical talent. In fact Oasis were discovered in one of the city's most celebrated venues, King Tut's Wah Wah Hut.
  • The city boasts a large number of theatres, museums and galleries, including the famous Burrell Collection, as well as being home to the Scottish opera, ballet and national orchestra. Like most cities Glasgow has many cinemas, including four multiplex and two independents — the largest is just a two minute walk from the campus. The Glasgow Science Centre features an IMAX cinema.
  • Rugby, athletics, badminton, rowing and even shinty, amongst countless other sports, are all enjoyed across the city.

Travel

  • The Glasgow Subway (underground) and local bus service ensure students are spoilt for choice with regards to public transport.
  • Two major railway stations serve the city; London is 4 hours by train.
  • Coaches depart from Buchanan Street Bus Station (right next door to the GCU campus) to most major UK cities and Glasgow International Airport.
  • Glasgow International Airport, 8 miles to the west of the city, provides a number of international and domestic destinations including transatlantic flights.