International Student Orientation

A woman viewing an airport Departures BoardThe International Student Support team are here to ensure you settle into University life as quickly and as smoothly as possible. 

We have prepared an Orientation Video which covers useful information about living and studying in Glasgow.  You can watch this before or after arriving in the UK! 

Our Orientation activities have been planned with your safety as our top priority. With social distancing measures still in place in Scotland, we have created fun and informative events for you to join virtually. 

International Student Orientation Programme

International Student Orientation Programme

Booking coming soon!

Below, you will find more details of our International Student Orientation programme for all new undergraduate and postgraduate students from outside the UK who have been accepted to study a course at University of Glasgow from November 2020.  Each event will be bookable one week in advance.  Please ensure that you cancel your place on the event if you can no longer attend, as numbers are limited.  

You will be emailed Joining Instructions on booking.  All times shown in the programme are UK times.

There will be a new schedule of events for students starting with us in January 2021 so please await the details of the International Student Orientation Programme for January 2021 starters. 

There will be a Virtual Welcome Desk for new international students available from 26 October 2020-13 November 2020.  Appointments are available to book to chat to our Welcome Team (current UofG students) about topics such as arriving and living in Glasgow - for example queries about shopping, mobile phones, Council Tax - or even if you are self-isolating and would just like a chat with a friendly face. 

DATE TIME EVENT EVENT DESCRIPTION BOOKING
2 November 2020   Meet the Advisers! video Find out more about the International Student Advisers by checking out the video here.  The first Advisers to introduce themselves are Melanie & Jo. All videos are available with transcript and captions - click the CC button to turn captions on.

MELANIE'S VIDEO

JO'S VIDEO

2 November 2020 1330 'Andy the Highlander' cultural information session Join our session, led by Andy the Highlander, who will give you information and demonstrations of traditional Scottish dress and 18th Century weapons as well as an introduction to the Scottish historical figure Bonnie Prince Charlie.  BOOK HERE
4 November 2020 1100 Online quiz Join in our interactive quiz session! Today's quiz theme is 'International'. BOOK HERE
5 November 2020 1000 Careers Advice at UofG Join this session with one of our Careers Managers to find out more about the service offered to UofG students, graduates and Early Career Researchers by the UofG Careers Service - including career coaching appointments, job seeking skills workshops, Careers Fairs and lots of other events! BOOKING COMING SOON 
5 November 2020 1600 UofG Student Chat Would you like to hear more about life in Glasgow as a UofG student?  Join this session with our Welcome Team Assistants who are all current UofG students!  They will chat about their experiences studying at UofG and living in Glasgow.  They are happy to take your questions too. BOOKING COMING SOON
6 November 2020 1500 Scotland Digital Tour: Myths, History and Stories Take a tour of Scotland through photos, videos and stories from The Keltic Ginger - Gary Brown. He's been touring for over 10 years now with students and tourists and has a great many fun tales to tell.  BOOKING COMING SOON 

 

DATETIMEEVENTEVENT DESCRIPTIONBOOKING
9 November 2020   Meet the Advisers! video Find out more about the International Student Advisers by checking out the video here.  The final two Advisers from our team to introduce themselves are Jill & Lisa. All videos are available with transcript and captions - click the CC button to turn captions on. VIDEO COMING SOON
9 November 2020 13:30 'Andy the Highlander' cultural information session

Join our session, led by Andy the Highlander, who will give you information and demonstrations of traditional Scottish dress and 18th Century weapons as well as an introduction to the Scottish historical figure Bonnie Prince Charlie.  Please note that this is a repeat session.

BOOKING COMING SOON
10 November 2020   SRC Welcome & Introduction video

This video includes a welcome presentation from the SRC's Vice President Education on the services offered by the UofG Student Representative Council. 

 

VIEW VIDEO
11 November 2020   Campus Tour video Take some time to go on a virtual tour of the UofG Campus!  You can view the video here. VIDEO COMING SOON 
12 November 2020 1100 Online quiz Join in our interactive quiz session! Today's quiz theme is 'Glasgow'. BOOKING COMING SOON 
12 November 2020 1600 UofG Student Chat Would you like to hear more about life in Glasgow as a UofG student?  Join this session with our Welcome Team Assistants who are all current UofG students!  They will chat about their experiences studying at UofG and living in Glasgow.  They are happy to take your questions too.  BOOKING COMING SOON 
13 November 2020 1500 Scotland Digital Tour: Myths, History and Stories Take a tour of Scotland through photos, videos and stories from The Keltic Ginger - Gary Brown. He's been touring for over 10 years now with students and tourists and has a great many fun tales to tell.  This is a repeat session.  BOOKING COMING SOON

  


Welcome & Arrival

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Arriving at Glasgow International Airport

We have created a useful guide for you to prepare for your arrival to Glasgow!

Arriving at Glasgow International Airport

Planning your Arrival

You may be required to self-isolate on arrival. Social distancing regulations are currently in place throught Scotland.

There is some useful information about planning your journey and what to expect when you arrive in the UK, including a useful pre-departure checklist, on our Plan for Your Journey pages. 

This includes whether you can use the e-gates when you enter the UK and information on what will happen when you arrive in the UK.

If you are not eligible to use the e-gates you will need to go through Border Control when you arrive.

Remember to carry your passport in your hand luggage so you can get to it easily when going through immigration or the e-gates!

You can also check the most recent UKVI information for travellers entering the UK and the NHS Inform information for travellers to Scotland.

Welcome Team

There will be a Virtual Welcome Desk for new international students available from 26 October 2020-13 November 2020.  Appointments will be available to book to chat to our Welcome Team (current UofG students) about topics such as arriving and living in Glasgow - for example queries about shopping, mobile phones, Council Tax - or even if you are self-isolating and would just like a chat with a friendly face.  Booking coming soon!

Virtual Campus Tour

Why not take the virtual campus tour by clicking below!