Glossary

Glossary

Registration:

Registration is the process of registering academically and financially with the University. You must complete both via MyCampus before you start each year of your programme.

Enrolment:

Enrolment is the process for choosing your courses and classes to build your timetable for the year. Most students need to enrol via MyCampus, using its guidance on compulsory, recommended and optional courses.

You must complete academic registration before you can begin enrolment.

Programme and plan:

Specifies the College, award and area of study the student is pursuing e.g. College of Arts MA (Hons) History.

Course:

A self-contained unit of study on a particular topic, with defined level, credit value, aims, intended learning outcomes, mode(s) of delivery, scheme of assessment as well as pre- and/or co-requisites.

Class:

Timetabled activities such as lectures, tutorials or workshops which together form the taught course.

Financial aid:

The general term used in MyCampus to refer to financial support, often in the form of a scholarship or bursary, given to a student to help fund the cost of studying or the provision of Research Council Stipends. This also includes support provided through emergency funds such as the Hardship Fund.

GUID and password:

Every student has a unique username known as GUID (Glasgow Unique IDentifier), which along with your password allows you to access most of the IT services you will need.

Some services, such as eduroam (Wi-Fi) and Office365 (email), use your student email address as your username, with the same password.

MyGlasgow (Student Portal):

MyGlasgow (Student Portal) provides you with relevant student news, help, support and guidance, and links to University and student pages, including:

  • MyCampus
  • Webmail
  • Moodle
  • Library
  • IT Helpdesk
  • Sport Online
  • Student Voice
  • MyGlasgow News

MyCampus:

MyCampus is the University’s student information system which you will access to register and enrol in classes. It enables you to manage personal, academic and financial information.

Throughout the year MyCampus serves as the access point to record absences, change class enrolments during the add/drop period, check assignments and grades or make payments. Access MyCampus through MyGlasgow.

Email:

Your email address will be yourGUID@student.gla.ac.uk (e.g. 1234567c@student.gla.ac.uk)

Your studentemail is one of the main ways the University will communicate with you. It is your responsibility to:

  • Check your student email inbox regularly for important updates, e.g. exam results, library reminders
  • Use your student email for all email correspondence with the University, e.g. teaching staff, University services

You can access your student email via Office 365: office365.gla.ac.uk

For more information and advice, including how to set up your devices to receive email, see: www.glasgow.ac.uk/it/studentemail