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Specialist librarians are available to help you access the
information you’ll need for coursework and dissertations and to
ensure you get the most from the digital education assets that
A dedicated postgraduate study space has been set up on level
four, designed and equipped to help you study and relax.
Open seven days a week, facilities in the Sir Alex Ferguson
Library range from books and journals to laptop hire, free Wi-Fi,
a café and the University’s archives and special collections.
As a postgraduate student, you’ll also have a personal tutor to
help you further develop personal, academic and professional
skills. Your personal tutor will be a member of academic sta
from your department or your research supervisor. They can
help improve your academic performance and shape your
professional and personal growth.
Join our Students’ Association
When you start at GCU you’ll automatically become a
member of the Students’ Association. We primarily exist to
represent GCU students and are the student voice to ensure
a high quality student experience. Recent successes include
No Graduation Fees from Summer 2020 and the creation of
the Postgraduate Study Space, Mature Student Room and the
Library Rooftop Garden reopening.
We support the academic representatives on each course and
the postgraduate representatives within your academic school
to ensure high-quality learning and teaching, and our Advice
Centre can confidentially support any of your personal or
academic issues that arise.
There are many ways to get involved such as joining a sports
club, society, student magazine or radio station, liberation or
representation groups, our student Nightline service or our
sector-leading Student Leaders Programme. You’ll soon find
like-minded people who share your interests and make friends.
The Students’ Association Building has a popular bar and grill,
bookable group study rooms and a 24-hour computer lab. Find
out more about the Students’ Association: GCUstudents.co.uk
• Winner of the 2019 Student Engagement Awards for
recognising cultural diversity and embedding
intercultural skills in the curriculum (Sparqs, 2019).
• 97% satisfaction score from international students