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University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow, 3 The Square, G12 8QQ Glasgow, United Kingdom
4.00 / 5 based on 210 reviews.
Description:
The University of Glasgow, founded in 1451, is the second oldest university in Scotland and the fourth oldest in Britain. The magnificent Main Building of the University, designed in Gothic style by Sir George Gilbert Scott, is one of the city's best known landmarks. The University has been on this site since 1870 when it moved from the city centre.


Programmes
Accreditations
93% of students recommend
210 reviews
Housing
3.8/5
All experiences (210)
Student life
4.4/5
5 stars (48)
Academic
4.0/5
4 stars (114)
Languages
4.4/5
3 stars (48)
Expenses
3.3/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.4/5
1 star (0)
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reynaudsyb, France

210 reviews of University of Glasgow

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HOUSING    
by reynaud, Institut d'Administration des Entreprises, Lille, France
Business Studies, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? actually i was in a student residence so i would like to live in a private flat
Personal comments:
it was great because i shared the flat with others students, and everything was very cleaned. Moreover, it was very closed to the university
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STUDENT LIFE    
by anthonyh, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Law, International Exchange
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Plenty of clubs along Sauchiehall St, catering for the large student population. Byres Rd is also quite cool with cafes and shops, in the West End near campus.
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ACADEMIC    
by fvalenza, Université Pierre Mendès France: Grenoble II, Grenoble, France
Economics, Erasmus
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
First/Second year courses are too focused on basic stuff and don't force the student to think by himself.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
none

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by esenaro, Universidad Panamericana, Guadalajara, Mexico
Engineering, Computer, Independent
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
In the beginig, the first month it was quite hard for me understand the scottish accent and slang. Right now maybe I have some influence of that georgious accent. I know the slang pretty well.
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EXPENSES    
by Oier, Universidad del País Vasco, San Sebastian, Spain
Law, International, Independent
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
The currency is different and the english pound exchange rate is higher than the euro.
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
Not really.
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OVERALL    
by Davide, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Engineering, Electronic, Erasmus
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
nothing....i made the best in my opinion because my way to do was really well matched with my habits....
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
the atmosphere is amazing, fantastic building....a lot of events organized by the erasmus comitee....well....THIS UNIVERSITY HAS EVERYTHING AN EXCHANGE STUDENT NEEDS!!



FINAL COMMENTS

my final advice is: don't be afraid at all...an experience abroad will change your life for sure....it will be like that especially if you aren't familiar with the atmosphere in the country you will choose....so.....DO IT!!!!DEFINETELY!! ;-)
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