Preparing for study: student and staff views
- What's it really like to study at the University of Glasgow?
- What kinds of things are you expected to do on your degree course?
- What study advice do current students give?
- Will studying here be different from the kind of study you have done before?
Students who start at the University of Glasgow all bring their own experiences and skills. This site includes lots of advice and information from current international students and university staff and it will help you to explore the questions above. Our aim is to give you a good idea of what learning here is like. You'll find out what to expect so you can start to prepare for your studies.
Watch Colin in a student video diary to find out more about a day in the life of an international student.
Try a quiz to find out how much you already know about learning and teaching at Glasgow.
Watch a student and staff discussion where international students talk to university teachers about their impressions of study at Glasgow. Learn more about how they have successfully made the transition to UK education.
Assess your skills - try an exercise to help you evaluate your academic skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Link to exercises for further practice.
Read student views - find out what international students have to say about classes and preparing for assignments and exams. Includes lots of useful advice!
Watch and listen to students talk about writing essays and try an exercise to see how well you understood them.