Everything you need to know about being a student at Glasgow and your handbook to getting a head start on living and learning in the city
The Guide is likely to be one of the most useful books you’ll read in your years in Glasgow. You’ll find an introduction to everything you’ll need to know about studying and living in the city within the pages of this book, from going to your first lecture, to renting a flat, to finding your new favourite pub.
This book is commissioned by Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council, the SRC, as a way of introducing you to everything you might encounter in your first year as a student. In it you’ll find everything from choosing courses to the best live music venues; from where to pick up fruit and veg to where to look for your first post-halls flat. It might seem like a lot of information and it might be a little overhwleming, but every word has been written by current and former students of the University, informed by advice from the student organisations and University, with the intention of making your first year easier.
The book is divided into four key sections:
- Campus Life: An introduction to Glasgow University’s student organisations and information about how to get involved in volunteering, student media and clubs and societies.
- Academic Life: All about getting your head down and studying; there’s info on the library, exams, choosing courses, buying books and what to do when you find yourself in trouble academically.
- Glasgow Life: A wider view of the city, its culture and where to find the things in it that you want to do, like theatre, parks, clubs, and shopping.
- Life Support: A straight up advice section on the more functional side of life as a student outside of your studies, including info on sharing a flat with new people, taking care of your health and managing your money