Glasgow Study Visit

Event Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 13:30 to Friday, June 12, 2015 - 13:30
Events Venue: Glasgow Caledonian University - Scotland

MEDAWEL partners have participated in 3 days training workshop during a study visit to Glasgow Caledonian University in which many topics were discussed. The visit included many activities and presentations as follows:

Exchange and Study Abroad by Nicole McMahon: the Exchange and Study Abroad team presented an insight on their activities in terms of academic exchange and study abroad opportunities available to GCU students, including sources of funding.

Followed by Social, Cultural & Faith Activities by Mariela Gaitan. It was an overview on the different support services that are available to local and international students at GCU so they can join and participate on cultural and social activities in and around Glasgow.

Catriona Mowatt presented Positive Living and Disability; a detailed insight on the different services available to GCU students offering support if they have any disability and/or if they require counselling due to any event that might be impacting them at any level.

After that a presentation on Caledonian Club by Nathan Tagg provided an insight on the activities that GCU organises with local education centres at all levels, from primary to secondary school.

On the second day participants got a detailed overview of the process for international admissions by Gordon Ford and Karen Lorimer offered an insight of the Young Academies project, which aims at creating an international network of excellent researchers, mirroring the activities of the Royal Societies. After that Kristy McInness showed all the services and activities supporting all GCU students in relation to financial matters.

Finally, attendees went to the GCU’s Students’ Association building, where the CEO of the Association offered a detailed insight of the organisation (structure, financing, legal status, remit…).

On the third day N. Andrew & L. McAleavy presented the Academic Advising which is a group focuses on academic support to students at all levels, from assessments to support on selection of modules while attendees got an overview of the UK legal framework on equality and diversity, and how it is implemented in GCU, supporting students and staff by Adrian Lui. Finally Jackie Main, Director of Student Services at GCU, provided an overview and status update on the Heart of Campus Project; this is a £30M renovation project aiming at providing a new and central space to students and Student Services areas.