What can I expect from GCU’s campus?

The fantastic city centre location and £32 million investment in buildings and facilities combine to make the GCU campus a top learning environment. The INTO Centre is right at the heart of campus, just a few minutes’ walk from the library, sports centre and Students’ Association building, meaning that you’ll be fully integrated into campus life from day one.

GCU is a university that leads the way in sustainability, ranking in the top 50 universities worldwide for University Impact (Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2019). You’ll find a lot of green outdoor spaces contrasting the modern buildings throughout the city centre campus, ensuring that you have spaces to study in a peaceful environment.

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What will I find at the Students’ Association on campus?

You'll automatically become part of GCU's Students' Association when you arrive on campus. The Students' Association building is just a few minutes’ walk from the INTO Centre, where you'll find all sorts of student-run facilities such as:

  • Re:Union Bar & Grill – official GCU student bar offering social events such as comedy nights, quizzes and parties
  • 90+ clubs and societies – including football, basketball, gaming, drama and many cultural societies
  • Advice Centre – free and confidential advice service for personal issues including wellbeing, health and money
  • Radio Caley – GCU’s student-run radio station that caters to most genres and music styles with playlists and DJs
  • The EDIT – GCU’s student-run magazine that welcomes article ideas and contributions from students
  • 24 Hour Computer Lab – 24-hour student study space with 120 computers and three bookable group study rooms

What sports facilities does GCU have?

Take your pick of more than 30 sports clubs at the University, ranging from boxing and badminton to taekwondo and snowsports. The Arc Sports Centre is located on campus, which caters for all fitness levels and includes:

  • three gym areas filled with cardio and weightlifting equipment
  • sports halls to hire for playing badminton, basketball and dancing
  • dedicated space for yoga, Pilates and kettlebell classes
  • regular exercise classes such as Zumba, Spinning and Body Pump
  • outdoor activity area for tennis, football, volleyball and netball

Is there a religious community on GCU’s campus?

With students from more than 100 countries, you'll find faith communities on campus no matter your beliefs. The Faith and Belief Centre in the William Harley Building runs events throughout the year and can also be used to:

  • enjoy a calm moment of meditation or prayer
  • talk to volunteer chaplains for guidance and support
  • play the piano or use the sound system and projector with friends

What food will I find on GCU’s campus?

Moving away from home doesn’t mean that you have to lose the food you love. With a multicultural campus, GCU offers a range of local and global cuisines in its restaurants and cafés, including:

  • Main Restaurant – live kitchen area serving hot meals and global street food, as well as breakfast in the morning
  • George Moore Restaurant – varying menu, from sandwiches and burgers to an all-day breakfast and a vegan corner
  • Saltire Café, Govan Mbeki Café and the Learning Café – selection of hot drinks, baked pastries, traybakes and paninis

You will also find many international restaurants around the city. Find out about your food options in Glasgow here.