Walks around Glasgow 1 ADED11437

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course will consider the history, architecture, characters and sites of selected areas in Glasgow. The five walks will cover two areas in the West End, one in the city centre and two in the old city. The first walk, starting at the University of Glasgow Visitor Centre in the Main Building, will focus on the Gilmorehill campus to include the Gilbert Scott Building and the Memorial Gates. Highlights from the other walks will include the City Chambers and the Trades' and Merchants' Halls.


2 hours per week for 5 weeks

Block 3, Tuesdays 10..00 to 12 noon (weeks 6-10)

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to;

■ Provide students with a deeper knowledge of parts of Glasgow and their histories.

■ Place particular focus on the architecture, history, industrial, commercial, recreational and residential sites, and the people of the designated areas.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of the history, architecture, people and background of each distinct area in Glasgow.

■ Analyse a range of relevant source material in relation to the history of the areas under consideration.

■ Actively participate in discussion during class to demonstrate knowledge and awareness.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits