23 Our support begins even before you arrive in Glasgow, you can join us online on our Facebook pages, Welcome to GCU @WelcomeToGCU and GCU Student Events @GCUStudentEvents When you arrive, you’ll receive plenty of support. For example: • Through our free “meet and greet” service, GCU’s student ambassadors will be there to give you a warm welcome when you arrive at Glasgow Airport • Our volunteer students will offer support and welcome you to the University throughout our orientation programme • The team hosts a social and cultural programme of events throughout the year, open to students and families • We’ll help you explore the city and Scotland with guided tours throughout the year • Alongside our specialist Careers Service, we also host employability events specifically designed for our international students to help them find part-time work and plan their careers State-of-the-art facilities GCU’s modern and compact campus has recently undergone a £30 million transformation. It is located in the heart of the city, on the doorstep of shopping and entertainment hubs and public transport. The award-winning Saltire Centre is at the heart of GCU’s learning environment. Its five wi-fi enabled floors offer: The University library, Study spaces, and a Learning cafe, among many other helpful resources. Facilities and support Sport and recreation GCU has a vibrant sports scene, much of it focused on the Arc, the on-campus health and fitness centre. The Arc has two sports halls and three gyms and is home to 35 sports clubs and the base for activities organised by the Students’ Association – from badminton and basketball to riding, swimming, martial arts, hockey and football. www.gcu.ac.uk/arc Faith and belief GCU has been ranked 1st in Scotland for worship facilities (ISB Autumn 2015). Our Faith and Belief Centre is a dedicated space offering students a place to fulfil their religious, spiritual and social wellbeing. www. gcu.ac.uk/student/faith The Students’ Association The Students’ Association represents all GCU students through Student Voice and the full time Officers team. The Students’ Association has its own dedicated building with a student Bistro, Advice Centre, Radio Station, 24 hour social learning space and 24 hour computer lab. It also has outdoor sporting facilities including a basketball court, outdoor gym, traverse climbing wall and a bookable multi-use games area. There are lots of ways of getting involved including: joining one of the 37 sports club; 67 societies; student media groups or one of the vast array of volunteering roles. You can also improve your skills and join the award winning Student Leaders Programme. Visit www.GCUstudents.co.uk to find out more.
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