Information for parents

Information for parents

We hope the information and links on this page will be of interest to parents and welcome any feedback you may have. We would also encourage you to browse more widely through the undergraduate study pages – and to visit our beautiful and welcoming campus to find out more!

Visit Us

Visiting the University is a great way to find out about the excellent student support provided. Our Open Days give access to the full range of academic subjects and all of the student support services too. You can also take the opportunity to visit student accommodation. If you are attending an Open Day please come along to our Parents’ Haven – a space to relax over a light lunch while chatting informally with staff and student representatives. If you can’t visit on one of our two Open Days then other opportunities are available, please see the Visit us section of the website for more information.

Regional Information Events

We also offer a number of off-campus Regional Information Events each year in February/March. These take place in various locations throughout the UK and we will contact applicants and parents directly and through local schools and colleges to give information about dates and venues.

Student Support

Our Student Services Guide provides a good overview of the full range of student support provided by the university. Visit our comprehensive A-Z of all student services for further information.

All of our student support services can be accessed through the Student Services Enquiry Team in the central Fraser Building (E2 on the campus map).  The Fraser Building also houses a GP surgery, pharmacy, the university bookstore and a catering outlet.  Located next door to the university library, its one-stop-shop approach to student services has proved very popular with our students.

Student Finance

Information about tuition fees and scholarships and bursaries is available on our scholarships pages and more general information for students about money matters can be found on our money and finance pages

Applying to Glasgow

All undergraduate applications to Glasgow, and all other UK universities, must be made through the central UCAS application system.  The UCAS website has a useful section for parents that explains the application process step-by-step:

For further information about undergraduate study, student support and visiting the University contact: