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Glasgow • Law • Urban Studies • Medicine, General, Internal
In common with universities of the pre-modern era, Glasgow originally educated students primarily from wealthy backgrounds, however it became a pioneer in British higher education in the 19th century by also providing for the needs of students from the growing urban and commercial middle class. Glasgow served all of these students by preparing them for professions: the law, medicine, civil service, teaching, and the church. It also trained smaller but growing numbers for careers in science and engineering.
Originally located in the city's High Street, since 1870 the main University campus has been located at Gilmorehill in the West End of the city. Additionally, a number of university buildings are located elsewhere, such as the University Marine Biological Station Millport on the Island of Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde and the Crichton Campus in Dumfries.
Alumni or former staff of the University include philosopher Francis Hutcheson, engineer James Watt, economist Adam Smith, physicist Lord Kelvin, surgeon Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, seven Nobel laureates, and two British Prime Ministers.
Glasgow • History • Mathematics, Statistics, Finance • Decision Support, Statistics
GCU is regularly ranked among the UK's top 10 modern universities, and is widely regarded as one of the UK's most dynamic and innovative universities. In 2010, less than 20 years after its formation, Caledonian was ranked among the world’s top universities, the first and only modern Scottish university to achieve this global standing. In 2013, the UK's Higher Education Statistics Agency ranked Caledonian as Scotland's 2nd best university in terms of employability among graduates and 11th best in the UK. Also that year, the University was ranked 2nd in the UK for international student satisfaction.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus was installed Chancellor of the University in 2012, as the first non-British international figure to hold the office of University Chancellor in Scottish history. Pamela Gillies has been the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University since 2006.
Independent research carried out in 2015 revealed that the University contributes over £480m to Scotland’s economy each year with the quantifiable lifetime premium of a one-year class of graduates estimated at around £400m, bringing the University's total annual economic impact to around £880m in Scotland alone.
The University is a member of the University Alliance, the UK league of business-oriented universities. It is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, Universities UK, Universities Scotland, the Florence Network, the Talloires Network, the Erasmus+ Programme, and the Santander Universities Network.
The University of Strathclyde is Scotland's third largest university by number of students, with students and staff from over 100 countries. The institution was awarded University of the Year 2012 and Entrepreneurial University of the year 2013 by Times Higher Education.
Entry into many of the courses in the university is competitive and successful entrants in 2015 had an average of 473 UCAS points. This means that successful applicants to Strathclyde had the 12th highest average score, compared to other UK higher education institutions.
Glasgow • Marine Engineering • Architecture • Bank, Insurance
The college's main building was located on Thistle Street on the south bank of the River Clyde in central Glasgow in western Scotland.
The college motto was 'Nautical and So Much More' which tried to encapsulate the breadth of courses offered. Courses were offered in Beauty Care, Business, Childcare, Computing, Electronics, Social Science, Sport and Leisure amongst others.
This college had outreach campuses in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh for its HND program
It was announced on 26 March 2009, that the college would merge with Glasgow Central and Glasgow Metropolitan colleges. The proposed date of merger was August 1st 2010.
The three colleges were also planning to build a £300,000,000 new campus. They had the support of Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Funding Council.
Glasgow • Surgery
Dental students have been educated in Glasgow since 1879, and the Dental School began issuing the Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree of the University of Glasgow in 1948. The current hospital is based in a 1931 Art Deco building on Renfrew Street. Designed by Wylie, Wright, and Wylie, is protected as a category B listed building. There is also a larger extension fronting Sauchiehall Street built in the brutalist style by Melville Dundas & Whitson in 1970. The West of Scotland Postgraduate Dental Centre is located adjacent to the Dental School and provides post-graduate and distance dental education.
Glasgow • Business • Human Resources, Social Work • Management
ICS Learn have offered a variety of flexible accredited learning courses over the years which enable students to attain professional and vocational qualifications. These courses cover/covered a wide range of subjects such as Human Resources, Learning & Development, Accountancy & Bookkeeping, Business Management, Engineering, Childcare, GCSEs/IGCSEs, A Levels and Events & Hospitality.
Citing "prolonged and substantial falls in new student intakes" and unsuccessful "attempts to cut costs" and "to reverse these falls" - it announced the intention to cease current operations on 20 February 2014. This means that there is no new student intake for the 2014/15 academic year with operations continuing to the summer of 2015 to see current students through where possible. Much prayer and thought will be going into seeing what happens after that point.
Cardross • Theology, Religion • Architecture
Glasgow • Pharmacology, Pharmacy
The Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) is a department of the Faculty of Science at University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. It is one of two schools of Pharmacy in Scotland and it has a research centre focusing on the design, discovery, development and use of drugs and vaccines. The creation of the centre cost £35 million.
Bearsden • Veterinary Sciences • Medicine, General, Internal
It was established in 1862 as the independent Glasgow Veterinary College, being subsumed into the University in 1949 and gaining independent Faculty status in 1969. In 2010 it became a constituent school of the new College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences.