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  1. Welcome to INTO Scotland & Glasgow Caledonian University

  2. Scotland One of the four countries that make up the UK A unique cultural identity Cosmopolitan cities & breathtaking scenery Population of 5.1 million, 9% of UK total Own parliament since July 1999 with power over areas such as education Education an integral part of Scottish culture Temperate climate Glasgow Caledonian University

  3. Why Scotland? Friendly people, welcoming to overseas visitors Beautiful countryside Vibrant cosmopolitan cities Dynamic and creative Affordable

  4. Why Glasgow? Scotland’s largest city Home to Commonwealth Games 2014 A Lonely Planet “Top 10 World City” Conde Nast magazine “Top City” “Top UK City for Personal Safety”, Mercer’s 2008 Quality of Living survey Vibrant, lively & cosmopolitan Top retail destination Beautiful architecture and parkland

  5. Glasgow Caledonian University • Origins date back to 1875 • University formed in 1993 • One of Scotland’s largest modern universities • UK’s No.1 University for International Student Support, 2007 • Nominated for the Times Higher Education Award for “Outstanding International Support” • £70m investment in the Saltire Learning Centre

  6. Facts and figures 16,000 on campus in Glasgow 1,600 international students from over 100 countries 1,000 in Caledonian College of Engineering in Oman

  7. Origins of overseas students

  8. Why Glasgow Caledonian? Teaching and research excellence Practical and career-orientated programmes Largest business school in Scotland City-centre location State-of-the art campus Student-centred approach

  9. International Student Support Services • Advice & Support • Visa extensions, Immigration, Fresh Talent • Practical issues – bank accounts, doctors, dentists • Personal issues & challenges • International Student Welcome Event, Social programme including ceilidhs, tours of Glasgow and Scotland • New Student Union International Student Representative • GCU voted Best International Student Experience in the UK • (ISB survey, Autumn 2007

  10. Our campus • Single site, self-contained campus • Located in the heart of Glasgow city centre • Excellent transportation links • £70 million spent on state-of-the-art purpose built campus, one of the most modern campuses in the UK

  11. Glasgow Caledonian UniversityCampus

  12. Learning and teachingThe Saltire Centre - an award-winning development

  13. Built & Natural Environment • Quantity Surveying • Environmental Planning and Management • International Project Management • Law & Social Sciences • Business Law • LLM European & International Trade Law • Nursing, Midwifery & Community Health • Nursing • Midwifery • Public Health • Health & Social Care • Forensic Studies • Physiotherapy 7 Academic Schools Caledonian Business School MBA, Operations and Business Management International Business Risk Management Fashion Marketing Accounting Multimedia Journalism Engineering & Computing Wireless Networking Computer Networking Embedded Systems Mobile and Pervasive Computing Life Sciences Pharmacology Biomedical Science Food Bioscience Clinical Nutrition

  14. Programme Portfolio 3 - 4 year undergraduate degree (12 + 3 + Hons + Masters) Advanced 2nd and 3rd year entry 1 year taught masters September & January intakes Phd options

  15. Building Services Engineering approved by CIBSE • Construction Management accredited by RICS • International Project Management in process of gaining accreditation by APM • Waste Management accredited by CIWM • Accounting exemptions available from: ACCA CIMA CIPFA • International Journalism accredited by NCTJ • Wireless Networking includes all material for CISCO WWLANFE Courses with exemptions/accreditations

  16. Most popular programmes International Project Management, Energy & Environmental Management International Fashion Marketing Accountancy – Oil & Gas, Public Sector Management Finance, Risk, MBA, Operations & Business Management Advanced Computer Networking, Network Security Wireless Communication Technologies, LLM, Pharmacology

  17. Key partnerships include: • Marks & Spencer • Royal Bank of Scotland • Baxters Food Group • Cadbury Schweppes • Rawlplug Links with Industry

  18. Employment • Dedicated International Careers Advisor on-campus • 95% of GCU students in employment or training within 6 months of graduation • Qualifications widely respected by employers • 2 year work permit – Fresh Talent Initiative (unique Relocation Advisory Service) • Graduates have gone on to work for Royal Bank of Scotland, Morgan Stanley, Shell UK, Tiffany's, 02, Fujitsu

  19. Did you know…………………….. ……..Prime Minister Gordon Brown was a politics lecturer from 1976 – 1980?

  20. Caledonian Court Accommodation • Guaranteed accommodation for all international students • Standard and En-suite well equipped private bedrooms • Shared kitchen/living room areas • Laundry facilities and communal areas • 24 hour Wi-Fi access

  21. International Office Structure LYNN MCQUIRE Head of International office Julie Fisher Rhona Hodgart Joanna Muldoon International AdmissionsExchange and EuropeanActing International Marketing ManagerRecruitment Manager Manager Admissions Officers Meg McDonald International Officers Alison Fowler Exchange and European Moira Harte Lea Carmichael Marketing Administrator Roisin Ferris Susan O’Neill International Office Co-ordinatorInternational Marketing Administrator Grant Cullen Beverly Wallace

  22. Glasgow Caledonian University Cowcaddens Road Glasgow G4 0BA www.caledonian.ac.uk  GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY