Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant multi-cultural university with state-of-the-art learning facilities. GCU has a wide range of accreditations with industry links in the private, public and third sectors, helping to ensure that 95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation (HESA, 2018). A leading modern University in research, GCU has adopted the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as the framework for its research strategy.
It’s mission as ‘University for the Common Good’, alongside being the only Ashoka U social innovation Changemaker Campus places it in the top 50 in the world for social impact (THE 2019).
GCU is a leader in widening access and combines our Scottish heritage with a global outlook. We have a platinum-award winning eco-friendly campus (EcoCampus, 2019) and have recently been named as the top university in Scotland for sustainability (People and Planet University League, 2019).
GCU is home to leading research centres, international campuses and partnerships, as well as the Institute for University to Business Education. It has five academic schools: Glasgow School for Business and Society, School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment; School of Health and Life Sciences; GCU New York and GCU London. The London campus based in Spitalfields, is also home to the British School of Fashion and British School of Leadership and Management.
The School of Health and Life Sciences was established in 2011, following the merger of the School of Health and the School of Life Sciences. By bringing Health, Nursing and Social Care disciplines together with Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Psychology and Vision Sciences, the school is one of the largest providers of health care and life science education in Scotland.
The school and its staff have very close links with professional and regulatory bodies, and all programmes receive professional recognition both nationally and internationally. It provides students with an exciting and dynamic environment in which to further their professional and academic careers, enriched through its interdisciplinary and internationally-facing research.