University of Glasgow

Reviews

Anonymous

Overall the university of Glasgow is a good uni for a wide range of courses. Its in a nice area of Glasgow. The uni itself is a beautiful campus with a lot of history to it. The School of Humanities which I am a part of is pretty decent though slightly underfunded compared to the schools of business and science. The uni offers some great facilities like the 11 floor library and the student run book shop. There are also the multiple unions and societies. The QM union is particularly good with cheap drinks and a great wee cafe. The uni has hundreds of societies as well which is a great way to meet people. But if the unions and societies aren't ur thing then that's not a problem either as there is and active nightlife in the surrounding area with plenty of bars, restaurants and clubs. The organisation of the uni is fairly good though the map system to find certain rooms and buildings can become confusing. But overall all I would recommend study at Glasgow university.

Anonymous

An amazing university. Buildings are beautiful and Glasgow is really fun.It has stunning views and the library has many floors.

Anonymous

Fair and student- friendly. The university has been supporting and giving fresh university students assistance on essays writing, tips for studies, social life and balance on work and life.

Anonymous

The University exceeded my expectations! The classes, although difficult and different from the USA are manageable because I have wonderful teachers. Glasgow uni requires very independent learning outside of the classroom but not once did I ever feel alone in the learning process. All the teachers were very approachable and willing to work with you outside of class. Beyond that, the campus has a lot of useful resources to help you succeed. I have personally taken advantage of LEADS for every single essay I have had to write at glasgow uni and I feel I did better because of their help! Outside of school there is a club or team for every thing imaginable! I joined one of the dance clubs and have made my best friends from just that experience and it felt good to get involved and meet people outside of my glass. The only downside about the uni is that I have had a hard time trying to find a good place to study on campus that is not the library. Every student and their mother is at the library at all hours of day meaning it is always crowded. It is good that so many students want to study but I think the crowdness of the library signifies the lack of other study spaces on campus because everyone must cram there.

Anonymous

Campus is gorgeous and stunning. Old but eye-catching, especially during spring and summer. It’s located at West End where students can explore lots of restaurants and museums.

Anonymous

Best university. Great IT facilities, full hardware to study. Careers services help regularly. I was helped any time I needed help

Anonymous

facilities are very good including the gym, library and lecture theatres. Economics courses taught well. lots of clubs and societies to join and good affordable accommodation nearby the university

Anonymous

Being an undergraduate student at the University of Glasgow, I am really enjoying the experience. The courses are engaging and interesting, the facilities are recent and many new buildings are being built or redeveloped at the moment. The University is growing and it’s filled with life and activities.

Anonymous

I enjoyed my time at Glasgow, but as I am not in any minority groups, I feel like my time here has perhaps been better than some others. Glasgow is not one of the more diverse universities.

Anonymous

Glasgow is a welcoming, open university with amazing staff, clubs and facilities. The vet school is amazing with great facilities

Anonymous

Pros - I thoroughly enjoy studying at Glasgow University. The buildings look like something from a Harry Potter set and it is carefully juxtaposed with the modern, dynamic buildings popping up recently. The Medical School has high tech learning tools for better quality teaching and understanding. Cons - There are so many students at Glasgow, sometimes there aren't enough quiet spaces as it is always busy. There is a shortage of study spaces, especially during exam time! Also, there is no University parking, which is so frustrating getting into the University campus!

Anonymous

The university itself is very good but I personally don't feel like I am getting the 'full university experience' due to the fact that I am a student who commutes rather than lives in the halls-an incredibly expensive thing to do in Glasgow. The university is incredibly intense in its level of work and the hours required (particularly being a science student as I have mandatory labs to attend which last 3 hours), and juggling this as well as work is often challenging. There is a lot of extracurricular activities available which is a real selling point for attending my university, although I have not yet been able to join any due to the time I need to spend studying, working and commuting, as well as trying to maintain my own social life. The university is also, in my opinion, far too small for the high volume of students which attend here, meaning that it is often hard to find a seat in the library/the student unions. The careers service is always very helpful, if anything, being under valued by students, particularly in first/second year (I.e when no one wants to think about having to get a job after university ends). Despite all these drawbacks, it's a uni which works you hard so you can get the best degree possible, and I do quite like going there.

Anonymous

I am a third year classics student. The things that drew me to this university are what keep me there today; the commuted staff and lecturers who will do whatever they can to accommodate you, the fascinating subjects on offer and the beautiful yet modern setting in which to take in this information. The reason for 4 not 5 stars is that the buildings on Oakfield Avenue, where classics is, are somewhat outdated with little access to bathrooms and rooms that cannot maintain a constant comfortable heat.

Anonymous

The campus and facilities are fabulous at Glasgow university especially the gym and the student union. Would strongly recommend as a university.

Anonymous

Beautiful campus, great views of the city and near lots of nice cafes and parks, though there are a lot of stairs and hills which I imagine could be an issue for some. However, the courseload is heavy and semesters are short so there is a lot of intensity and stress. I found the student psychology service and financial services to be very helpful and overall lecturers and tutors tend to be easy to contact and helpful. Certain departments are more helpful than others and you can get unlucky with lecturers that are reluctant to help and that lectures themselves are not hugely relevant to the exams but most lecturers seem to want to help you pass.

Anonymous

It is an excellent campus with loads of factilities. The library is amazing and open really late which is a blessing during exam period. The cafes on campus do really great hot food at a reasonable price and the location of the university means there is easy access to lots of shops.

Anonymous

The university of Glasgow has a lot going on from clubs, societies, events etc. It's pretty decent for 'being' a student. However, my course in particular could be structured and run a lot better.

Anonymous

I am studying a masters at the University of Glasgow and it's my first year here and I love it! The teaching staff are excellent- they are so helpful, friendly, and really will do all they can to help you out. They actually treat you like a human and listen to what you have to say and there is clear mutual respect between both teachers and students. The teaching is just brilliant.

Anonymous

Throughout my time at university, things have mainly been positive. The campus is historical and picturesque, there are 2 unions with a lot of events and they have a good finance/careers service for students. However, parts of my course are somewhat disorganised, with some lecturers not showing up, as well as the library being majorly jam packed at exam times meaning it's impossible to get a seat after 9am!

Anonymous

Beautiful campus. Wide range of societies. Challenging course. Student union is very effective at making student voice heard. Career advice throughout the course and one-on-one sessions by booking

Anonymous

Glasgow University is very welcoming and there are so many resources at hand. The library is so so good and all the sources are so accessible. The amount of computing facilities available is very helpful.

Anonymous

The organisation of the course is not really satisfactory, due to the fact of including compulsory courses which are not very focused on our careers' perspectives. Furthermore, there are many schedule collapses, and many times classes are one right after the another, but in opposite locations of the campus. The career services should be more present and available. The student unions should have more social events where people can get to know each other well.

Anonymous

Stunning campus, great university and amazing staff! I have been studying since 2016 at the university of Glasgow and i have had the best time. The only one thing I would mention is that it's hard to find a seat in the library but there are many places to study within each induvidial school.

Anonymous

Medicine course really good, we get the support we need. Hospitals a bit inaccessible, but really good facilities.

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