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1 Science and Engineering

2 Scotland

3 Scotland – the Nation 1 of 4 unique nations in the UK Scotlands population is 5 million Scottish Government Diverse and beautiful countryside Hospitable and welcoming people 4 major cities Café culture Glasgow Countryside Castles

4 The Scottish Climate Moderate: 24C maximum in summer About 5C in winter Sunshine and rain in all seasons Snow is rare in the city Long summer days

5 Main campus The University Tower The main campus at nightBiomedical Centre

6 Why study in Scotland? Over 500 years of higher education Internationally recognised and accepted qualifications Comparably low costs Very high quality of teaching and research

7 Great facilities Library Established 1475 One of Europes largest Over two million items over 9 floors Sport and Recreation facilities Two large sites, indoor and outdoor Swimming pool Fully-equipped gyms 50+ classes per week All-weather pitches 3 tennis courts Cricket oval

8 Student life Students Representative Council Two student unions – Glasgow University Union (GUU) – Queen Margaret Union (QM) Clubs and societies GUSA – Sports Association Student media Student volunteering

9 Sports clubs Swimming Skiing & snowboarding Karate Cheerleading Hockey Ultimate frisbee Curling Cricket Golf Windsurfing Boxing Rugby and many more…

10 Clubs and Societies Over 150 clubs and societies Cecilian Society Photography Society European Geography Juggling Club Student Theatre GU Alchemists Society Computing Society Astronomy Society GU Veterinary Medical Association

11 Student accommodation 3,300 bed spaces in University owned/managed accommodation International students guaranteed a place for year of entry Self-catered Catered Residence fees are inclusive of: –heating and lighting –internet access –bedding –group insurance cover for possessions –laundry allowance –on-site warden –free access to SRC minibus campus to halls (evenings during term time)

12 The City of Glasgow One of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe Population around 800,000 Host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games A cultural city –free art galleries and museums –home to Scottish Opera, Orchestra, Ballet, Theatre –famous festivals: music, comedy, film, whisky, arts –excellent restaurants, bars and nightclubs –Lonely Planet named Glasgow as one of the worlds top 10 cities in 2008 –UK City of Architecture 1999 A commercial city –Historically known for shipbuilding and heavy engineering –today: media, creative arts, electronics, financial services, education, bioscience, tourism

13 Study at Glasgow Dedicated world class teaching staff; Great Facilities (e.g. sports centre close to Engineering); Improve your English whilst you study; A strong, vibrant overseas community; Supermarkets and shops Many overseas restaurants

14 University of Glasgow - summary One of the UK's most prestigious universities International reputation for research and teaching At or near the top of National and International Student Surveys One of the top for transferable skills training Flexibility and choice Friendly and supportive A great European city


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