Once the second city of the British Empire, when its shipping, industry and commerce circled the globe, in recent years Glasgow has reinvented itself as a cultural powerhouse of music, creative arts, theatre, design and innovative cuisine.
Glasgow is home to five higher education institutes.The biggest, the University of Glasgow, is based in the trendier west end of the city and has a proud list of established alumni. The early years back date to the 13th Century, and today the uni regularly scores high in the independent university league tables.
The medical and veterinary schools are particularly commended, and students have an astonishing two million books to use. Along with the University of Glasgow, the University of Strathclyde has a campus in the west end and one in the centre, with Glasgow Caledonian University joining in the city centre academia fest. The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama has produced some big successes, and the city is the perfect breeding ground for creative inspiration.
The city has some of the finest big brand and boutique shopping, restaurants to rival anywhere and a great mix of multiplex and independent cinemas. Works by Van Gogh, Picasso and many more grace the Glaswegian galleries, and people come from afar to visit the legendary music venues and clubbing scene.
Points of Interest
- City Centre
- Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
- Glasgow School of Art
- The University of Glasgow
- The University of Strathclyde
- Glasgow Caledonian University
Student Accomodation in Glasgow
Glasgow is the third biggest city in Britain
Glasgow’s underground railway system is the only one in Scotland, and the 3rd oldest in the world
Ex Manchester United manager and Knight of the Realm Sir Alex Ferguson was born in Glasgow