More about the center

More about the INTO Glasgow Caledonian University Centre

The INTO Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is located inside the Centre for Executive Education building, right in the heart of campus. INTO Glasgow Caledonian University (INTO GCU) aims to integrate international students into the GCU community as much as possible, so the INTO Centre shares building space with other university facilities.

As soon as you walk into the INTO Centre, you’ll notice the friendly and welcoming atmosphere. You’ll find a variety of study spaces, such as quiet spaces for independent learning, large areas for group work and your classrooms, as well as places to socialise with your classmates. Whether it's a game of pool, air hockey, table tennis or PlayStation, there’s always something going on at INTO GCU.

Outside of the INTO Centre, you have a wide variety of GCU facilities to take advantage of – including the remarkable Saltire Centre’s five floor library and a 24/7 computer lab in the Students’ Association building.

Learning facilities

You’ll find the latest learning technology at INTO Glasgow Caledonian University to make sure you have a great study experience. It’s easy to get involved in your classes here – you won’t just be sitting and listening to lectures. You’ll be learning through interacting and doing. Facilities available to you include:

  • bright and spacious classrooms with large projector screens
  • lots of study spaces around the Centre for group and private study
  • a Real Learning Café on the ground floor to grab a snack and access computers
  • table tennis, pool and air hockey tables to keep you entertained between studies
  • the Saltire Centre for learning resources such as books, journals and newspapers
  • a 24/7 computer lab in the Students' Association building to study after class
IELTS examination centre

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an internationally-recogised test that assesses the English language proficiency of students who want to study in the UK, or people who want to work here. You'll take the 'Academic' test to study here.

INTO GCU is an IELTS examination centre, with exams taking place on a monthly basis. It couldn't be easier to book and sit an IELTS test if you're required to take one!

Real Learning Café

If you need to access computers and printing facilities or you just fancy a coffee or a snack, head down to the Real Learning Café on the ground floor of the Centre for Executive Education building. Ideal for relaxed study, this is a great location to work on essays, get together with a project group or sit down with a book.

If you're all studied-out, you can catch up with friends here between classes and get something to eat. Open from 8:30am–4pm, the trained baristas here can make you a coffee, tea or hot chocolate, or give you a freshly baked pastry, sandwich or panini.

Centre details

Centre director: Ian Butchart

Centre address: INTO Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA

Telephone: +44 141 331 8080

Email: intogcu@gcu.ac.uk

Inspection report

British Council

The British Council, founded in 1934, was created to promote a wider knowledge of the UK and the English language abroad and to develop closer cultural relations between the UK and other countries. Accreditation of courses is based on a number of expectations by the British Council as laid out in the British Council Accreditation Handbook.


The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

QAA, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, is an independent body entrusted with monitoring and advising on standards and quality in UK higher education. The main objectives of QAA are setting and monitoring the standards of UK higher education, including the development of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education.

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Student life at Glasgow Caledonian University

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