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  1. 1. Welcome to the University of Glasgow One of the world’s top 75 universities
  2. 2. Location
  3. 3. The ‘ancient’ universities Oxford University 1167 Cambridge University 1209 St Andrews University 1413 Glasgow University 1451 Aberdeen University 1495 Edinburgh University 1582
  4. 4. A tradition of excellence • Founded in 1451 • 4th oldest English-speaking university • Famous past scholars: – Adam Smith, economist – James Watt, father of the condensing steam engine – John Logie Baird, inventor of television • Linked with 6 Nobel prize-winners • Today’s campus established 1870
  5. 5. Three campuses
  6. 6. Investing for the future • £152m invested in new facilities since 2001 • £300m planned for investment by 2010 • One of the best academic libraries in Europe – 12 floors housing over 2.5 million books and journals – £3 million spent each year on new material – Access to over 26,000 electronic journals • Students have access to the Library’s electronic data and collections online • Computing facilities – Available for all students across campus – Many wifi areas across campus
  7. 7. Research profile • Founding member of Universitas 21 • Member of the UK’s Russell Group (UK Ivy League) • 3,400 researchers across 9 faculties. • RAE 2008: 88% of all research internationally recognised. • RAE 2008: Best in Scotland for 20 subjects • Annual research contract income in the top ten of UK universities. • New research grants and contracts have passed the £100M a year mark.
  8. 8. Quality Research • Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment (SCENE) • Centre for Cognitive Neuro-Imaging • Adam Smith Research Foundation • Burns Centre for Scottish Literature • Gravitational Wave Research • James Watt Nanofabrication Centre • Centre for International Development • Triangle of Excellence – Biomedical • Centre for Development Studies
  9. 9. Diverse student community • 20,000 full-time students – 15,500 undergraduate – 4,900 postgraduate • 16% international – From over 120 countries • 18% over 21 years of age
  10. 10. Excellence in learning and teaching • Ranked 73 in the world • Ranked 11 in the UK • Ranked 2 in Scotland • Scottish University of the Year 2007 • 6000 academic and support staff • 400+ new academic staff appointed in past 5 years – 68 professors
  11. 11. Faculties • Arts • Biomedical & Life Sciences • Education • Engineering • Information & Mathematical Sciences • Law, Business & Social Sciences • Medicine • Physical Sciences • Veterinary Medicine • 100+ departments • 900+ degree programmes
  12. 12. Subject Strengths: Liberal Arts • Scottish Literature • English Literature • English Language • Film & Media Studies • History – American – European • History of Art – #1 in RAE 2008 • Psychology – Top 10 in UK
  13. 13. Subject Strengths: Biomedical & Life Sciences • Associated with 5 Nobel Prize winners • One of largest departments in UK • Annual research income £17 million • £3 million renovation and up-dating • Only institution with access to fresh and salt water facilities • Students from 50+ countries • Publish in top journals • 100% postgraduate employment • Lab skills programme
  14. 14. Subject Strengths: Engineering • Oldest in UK • Traditional foundation • Top EEE department in Scotland in RAE 2008 • Excellent facilities – Clean rooms for UG students – Wind tunnels – Super-computers • Strong industrial links – Aeronautical Engineering: BAE Preferred Partner • £10 million in annual research grants
  15. 15. Subject Strengths: Information & Mathematical Sciences • Psychology – Top 10 in UK • Computing Science – Student satisfaction – Top 10 2008 RAE • Maths – Since C17th – International Reputation for Pure & Applied
  16. 16. Subject Strengths: Law, Business & Social Sciences • Accounting & Finance – #7 in Europe – Top 5 in UK – ‘Old’ department • Economics – #5 in UK • Law – 1 of oldest law departments in UK – Oldest in Scotland
  17. 17. Subject Strengths: Physical Sciences • Chemistry – 5 Nobel Prize winners • Astronomy and astrophysics – Gravitational wave research – Astronomer Royal for Scotland • Geographical & Earth Sciences – 100 years old – 100% Student satisfaction in 2008
  18. 18. Subject Strengths: Veterinary Medicine • One of four VetMed schools in Europe accredited to British, European and US standards • State of the Art Facilities • Small Animal hospital
  19. 19. Undergraduate: flexible modular system Entry: MA Politics Year One Year Two Year Three Year Four Options Politics 1 Politics Single Honours Degree Politics Politics Management 1History 1 Politics 1 Italian 1 Management 2 Management Degree Politics and Management Joint Degree
  20. 20. The student experience • National Student Survey – 87% student satisfaction • International Student Barometer – 86% of international students would recommend the university • Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2008 – 13th in UK
  21. 21. Student Services • Advisor of studies • Student Counselling & Advisory Service • Students’ Representative Council • Health Service • Student Disability Service • Careers Service • Alumni Services
  22. 22. Excellent Sporting Facilities • 25m swimming pool • Fully-equipped gyms • 50+ classes per week • All-weather pitches • 3 tennis courts • Cricket oval • Sports clubs – Skiing & snowboarding – Karate, Hockey, Curling – Cricket, Windsurfing, Boxing – Rugby, Football and many more…
  23. 23. 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 wardening – free access to SRC minibus campus to halls (evenings during term time)
  24. 24. Transport links and student accommodation
  25. 25. The City of Glasgow • One of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe • Population around 800,000 • 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 – European City of Culture 1990 – UK City of Architecture 1999 • A commercial city – shipbuilding and heavy engineering history – today: media, creative arts, electronics, financial services, education, bioscience, tourism
  26. 26. Thank you.
  27. 27. International Student Advisors • International Student Advisers – Advise on non-academic matters such as immigration, finance, access to health care etc. – Organise International Orientation Programme – Organise social events throughout the year – International Family Network
  28. 28. Work Opportunities in Scotland • The Post Study Work Scheme – Live and work anywhere in the UK for two years after graduation: – International Student Advisers available to assist with applications – Open to graduates with the following qualifications • Bachelor degree • Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma • Postgraduate Masters or PhD • International Careers Advisor – Unique in Scotland

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